top of page
  • Writer's pictureAnna Maria De Guid

More on Birthdays


As a child, I remember there were only two things I looked forward to: my birthday and Jesus's. For sure it was a time to get gifts, to have a feast complete with a birthday cake, and to act entitled was part of the day.


As years passed and maturity grew (Thank heavens!), I learned that it was also a time of reflection and of much gratitude. Thanks to Mom, she lived a life of giving thanks especially on her birthday. She made sure she thanked God for the year that passed, for having reached her age, and for her many blessings.


I keep a birthday list of dear friends. (Facebook makes sure one doesn't forget. But I don't do FB regularly.) On their special day, I text or call them to wish them God's blessings and thank them for how they have made my life more colorful. If I am not able to do that, I say a prayer for them. And hopefully, those prayers will bring a shower of blessings to them wherever they are.


How do you look at birthdays? What would you wish on your birthday?

 

My name's Anna Maria, and I publish a new video on YouTube's Touched by Grace Today and a new post on my blog touchedbygrace.today every Friday! Check out Catholicmom.com for my other articles! If you've been #tbgtoday, feel free to share your story of grace here.


Recent Posts

See All

Divine Mercy Sunday

The night before Divine Mercy Sunday (today), I was scrambling, looking for an image of the Divine Mercy to put on our altar. I thought I had one in my traveling saints pouch. (I have stampitas of sai

On Life's Lessons

How wonderful it is to be given opportunities to redo things until we finally learn to do it right. (Isn't this one deeply beautiful aspect of the Sacrament of Reconciliation?) When I pray for patienc

On Certainty in Life

They say that there are two certain things in life: death and taxes. I’ll add a third: change. Change is a part of life. It’s something we often don’t look forward to because it requires adjustment an

Comments


Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page