On this birthday, I reflect. Isn't that what birthdays are for these days? When I was younger, it was all about cake and presents, and hoping everyone would remember. Now I have lived long enough to have that wonderful thing called perspective. With perspective, comes gratitude. So here's a list of some of the many things I've come to be grateful for. And, oh, I still hope for cake, presents, and wishes from friends!
* It's really not all about me.
* Scented candles do enhance moods from sour to sweet.
* Saying "I'm sorry" are two of the most freeing words in my vocabulary.
* Taking time to watch a sunset is not a waste of time.
* I've learned to stop trying to get people to like me. They either will or they won't, and that's not up to me to determine.
* The longer I live, the more I realize we live in a broken world.
* The longer I live, the more I'm thankful for a God who shows His mercy and grace to broken people.
* Fifty actually is NOT old!
* Sending kisses up to Heaven does wonders for a bereaved mom's heart
* True friends are treasures and come in all shapes and sizes.
* As long as their is breath, there is hope for our children. They might seem on wayward paths, but hope remains.
* Being forgiven is wonderful!
* The capacity to love is life-giving.
* The more I know, the more I realize that I don't know much at all. (And that's okay because I never knew it all----even when I was younger and thought I did.)
* The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.
* Make love your aim.
* Writing out my feelings does provide peace.
* The more I discover about God, the more mystery I see. I have stopped putting God in a box or in my pocket. I do not understand His ways; my faith remains.
* The sun might come out tomorrow, or it might wait a few days, but it will come out.
* The smallest of gestures, done with self-less-ness, can bring the most meaning.
* Patience is one of the highests forms of art.
* Knowing when to end a list is also an art. :-)