Me and family & friends
In my mind today I am thinking of adoration and birthdays. I was recently so thankful to be able to celebrate 51 years around the sun. My favorite day of the year has always been my birthday. It has a lot of good memories attached. My family always adored me and I was so blessed. I had brothers and sisters who always made me feel special even when times were hard with my parents. But isn't that's what life is all about? It's about loving others and making them feel special. That's what we are called to do everyday. Even today after 51 years, I still feel so loved and adored. I am so grateful for this love that has to be from God.
Living a limited life has led me to spend lots of time and prayer and petitions for those I adore. I count it all as Joy. Just because my body is limited doesn't mean it limits the amount of love I could give and share. I think it has actually grown my heart even more. As a history teacher, I could see all of the roots of hate that were planted in our country. Devisive roots that grew out of control. But I understand people want to survive and thrive but to do it on the backs of others is a travesty. That's not a kingdom God would want. We can do better.
Take time today to ponder. Ponder on those times that people came and gave you love. Remember how it felt. Remember those times of joy. Remember all of those who are part of this memory. We get so hung up in this life that we do not take time to ponder the beauty and miracles of love in our lives. Ponder why you are doing what you do each day. Is your life building a good kingdom here on Earth? Is it promoting goodness for all? Is it good and beautiful? It takes nothing but time to stop and remember the wonderful times we have been given. My birthday this year is one of those times that I will treasure. As I write this, I ponder and think of the love that was given to me by so many friends and family. Birthdays are special, but each day given from God is special. Take time today to adore and ponder those ones around you to whom you owe so much happiness. Then say a prayer of Thanksgiving to God for giving you all of these wonderful moments.
Sarah Anderson Alley
Sal the Birthday Gal
Quotes of the day:
* “ The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” — Dalai Lama.
* “ Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans.” — John Lennon.
* “ Get busy living or get busy dying.” — Stephen King.
* “ You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West