Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Today is my Birthday
Yes, this is me sixty years ago. If you look closely you will see me thinking, I suppose I was probably wondering when I was going to get some crayons.
It is said that when we give, we plant seeds that are multiplied back to us in blessings. I wrote these words to put into my greeting in many Birthday Cards over the years. Today, as I turn sixty those blessings seem to be flooding back to me.
If I could write a song to celebrate your day, the lyrics would embrace all the beauty of your life. Each line would remind you of only the joy. I would write about the blessings that God has sewn into your days. My song for you would make you remember the purpose of your life and to play only your best memories. Each lyric would touch your heart and leave you feeling loved and full of joy.
Only God knows all the lyrics to your beautiful lifetime song. Even though I cannot write the the lyrics to celebrate your day, I can pray. My prayer is that the Lord sings to you of His endless blessings over your lifetime, and throughout this special day.
So many beautiful and meaningful memories came flooding back serenading my thoughts this morning. Songs from each chapter and only beautiful memories and with each one a feeling of a life fulfilled. There were funny chapters and meaningful ones bookmarked by wonderful music and reminders of how the Lord has blessed my life.
Today, as I blow out the candles on my Birthday cake, my wish will be...
To learn how to balance nostalgia, living in the moment and dreaming of the magic that awaits on the horizon of another chapter in this beautiful blessing called life.
Alice in Wonderland discovered the magic of an unbirthday when she stumbled upon the Mad Hatter Tea Party. When my daughter was six we had a birthday party with all of her friends. When it was time to light the candles and sing Happy Birthday, each child sat down to their own small Birthday cake lit with their own candle to blow out. They each took home an unbirthday wish.
Please make a wish and take home a very special unbirthday wish.
The song for this post is A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.