It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Chapter 3, Page 8, Book 18

We turn not older with years, but newer every day.

Emily Dickinson

It’s my birthday week and today is my special day! Celebrate with me !

Having yet another birthday offers me the welcoming reminder that it is nothing short of a miracle to be alive yet another year.  It makes me very thankful to get to be alive yet another year.

I’ve figured out that growing a bit older every day seems to the only way to continue to be alive. Aging is a whole lot better than the alternative.  I do not fear death, and I know that as long as I’m alive there is still some work for me to do.  

We are not promised a certain number of days to live.  So I believe we should celebrate whatever we can, whenever we can and to take nothing for granted.  Every day is a miracle worth celebrating!

And in the end, it’’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

I believe we are not only to seize the day and make each one count, but we are to be thankful for number we do get.  Each year of life represents more time on earth to enjoy the beauty of what God created.  

Life is beautiful and today is worth celebrating.  Whether or not it’s our birthday, we can start  treating every like the gift that it is.  Every day is a blessing and new chance to appreciate being alive.

Grab on to every second of your life and savor it. Enjoy the little things, cherish the ones you love, be kind and be generous when ever you can and and be forgiving while you can.

If wrinkles must be written upon your bows, let them not be written upon your heart.  The spirit should not grow old.

James Garfield


jack69 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY we hope it is the best yet. Oh yes a lot is said about aging, but realizing that it is not just the years, but every minute and second that counts. Truthfully as we age we do appreciate this time we are here. And when we celebrate that DAY, smile life is GOOD!

Love from Florida......

Sr. Ann Marie said...

A very happy birthday and many blessings as you celebrate your special day! You have a beautiful philosophy of life!

Jean said...

Happy Birthday Ma!!

Mevely317 said...

HAPPY Birthday to youuuuuu! I agree, every day IS a miracle. Deep down I probably knew it, but it's nice to see it here in print.


happy belated birthday to you and many more.