Some people, when it’s their birthday, are infamous for saying, “Oh, it’s just another day.” I will NEVER be one of those people! I have a pulse! I am breathing! I am happy I was born! I feel wonderful that I get to celebrate it!
I have been through so many different seasons in my 43 years. Hills. Valleys. Ups. Downs. Highs. Lows. Like EVERYONE ELSE!! But I can say this with all sincerity – I don’t regret one moment, nor do I have any bitterness. How could I?? Those seasons have led me to the most incredible, charmed and joy-filled life! And it’s brought me to a time spent with each and every one of you beautiful, crazy people! I may not be the wealthiest woman in the world, but I am definitely RICH.
Thank you to all those people who have been in my life and made a difference – both in a negative way AND a positive one. For the ones that weren't so enjoyable, I thank you for thickening my skin and giving me balance, wisdom, and growth.
For those who have left me with a positive imprint of you on my spirit - even though we may have come and gone in each other’s lives, I still love you. That is what a season does! It comes and it goes...but we still celebrate them with each change. Well, this is the month of MY birthday, and not only do I celebrate the fact that I have been given this brief life here in this world, but I celebrate YOU! At some point, you have helped me turn lemons to lemonade. I've been knocked down, and you never let me be down for long. You've been a shining, triumphant example to me in some way or another. You have shown me life-survival tactics. You have taught me the value of family, friendship, and most importantly – the gift of TIME. You have generously shared your love with me. You've carried me through seasons.
I challenge you to ALWAYS celebrate this life you've been given, through every single season. None of us know how long we have here. We are not promised tomorrow. Even if you’re in a valley, I encourage you to remember that those valleys are what leads you to the top of the hill! The seasons in your life – good or not-so-good – mold you and prepare you for what is to come next. The seasons shape your legacy – while you’re here, and for after you’re gone. And I, for one, want to be celebrated for what I leave behind for the lives of others……and for what I can contribute while I’m still here!! To everything, there is a season…
Happy Birthday to me!! SHE!!