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?
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