Thursday, April 19, 2007

My Birthday Thoughts

Birthday dinner at Benihana's with my husband and 3 kids
My beautiful birthday purse
Chocolate cake for everyone!

It's my Birthday today. I'm 49 years young! I try to live by Oprah's advice..."you just need to own it and embrace it!" I just want to know where did all those years go?? I don’t feel 49. I feel like I'm in my 20's, but my mirror tells me otherwise. I see lines, wrinkles and of course the gray hair that now needs to be dyed every four weeks instead of six. And the fact that I just received an invitation to my 31st High School Class Reunion. Okay, 31 is a little odd, let's just say it was the 70's and leave it at that!

Birthdays to me are meant to be celebrated, to revel in the fact that for whatever reason, we are still here on this earth. So I enjoy each moment of each precious year. My journey is intended to continue. This path I travel is filled with many wonderful and incredible people. People I am destined to have a connection with. I have always believed that people come into our lives for a reason, it’s no accident that our paths crossed. When you meet someone and have a connection with them two things are meant to happen: Either you are here to learn from them or they are to learn from you.

Here are a few things I have learned
in my 49 years:

To put God first, trust in him, and have unwavering faith that all will be well.

Treat yourself the way you want to be treated by others. Love yourself and you will be loved.

No matter what happens, how bad it seems today, Life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

You can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles four things: A rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

Regardless of your relationship with your parents,you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.

Making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life…"

Smile at everyone you meet.

Laugh at yourself and with yourself.

When you're feeling depressed put some music on and dance!

It’s okay to make a mistake or fail, just learn from it.

You shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.

If you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.

Even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.

What you focus on with your thoughts and feelings is what you attract into your experience.

In all things, always remember to give thanks. You might not be where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be. If it hasn't happened yet, that doesn't mean it won't happen.

Eating a little chocolate everyday is good for you.

I've learned I still have alot to learn yet!

I Love my new birthday purse. Mary created it using hand-made papers she designed! Mary also added a Miram Robert art print to the pocket card. Mary and I both agree she is one of our favorite artist. Can't wait to take my beautiful purse out tonight.

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Sarah Moore said...

Happy Birthday! I love your things you've learned list! You are one smart lady! :)

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Sarah. You truly are someone we can all learn from. Love and miss u cuz

Anonymous said...

that last one's from me by the way! love, cousin jeni in california

Cheryl A Finley: said...

Happy 49th birthday! I love the list!-- especially 'dancing when your depressed'...and the 'lost luggage...rainy day' one...

Here's to an amazing life!

North Dakota Family and General Practice said...

Happy Birthday! I love your things you've learned list! You are one smart lady! :)