In 16 days, Lord willing, I will celebrate my 64th birthday - and I am actually looking forward to it!
I have never understood why people look upon an upcoming birthday with dread. Why do they long for their lost youth? I made some pretty dumb decisions in my younger days - thought I knew a whole lot more then I actually did
. There were times when I thought how grand it would be able to relive some of those days so I could make this or that decision differently, but I don't look at it that way any more. I probably would make the same dumb mistakes - or maybe that was what I was supposed to do
What really matters is today and what we do with our today's. All the yesterdays were learning experiences
and what we did, or did not, learn from them was really up to us. Every trial I've had has given me a stronger faith in my Savior, and a greater appreciation of all He has done for me
I get little gifts every day of my life. When my little dog follows me around the house that is a gift of love
. When my hubby makes me a cup of green tea or fixes that broken toaster
, or gives me a Bible with my name engraved on the cover as an early birthday present
- those are all gifts of love - and love comes from God. I have been blessed with many, many Spark Friends
and they have given me the gift of encouragement, support, and hugs when I need them. Because of these wonderful friends, I have stuck to my plan and am two sizes smaller then when I started Spark
I am going to have a happy birthday - no matter what I do or where I am - because I am blessed.
Happy Birthday to me!