All week I have been feeling the birthday blues. You know, the realization that another year has come and gone and you still haven't found what you want most in life. I won't bore you with another review of all that is wrong with me because honesty a few things happened that opened my eyes to all that is right.
First I got lost.
Then I was found.
In the act of both I really realized for the first time that God actually has a plan for me. It is His plan and instead of trying to tell Him how to do it better, I need to let Him drive and just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Next my best friend called this morning to wish me a happy birthday. During our conversation she told me how she knows I haven't accomplished what I want most but that I shouldn't discount all the things I have accomplished that are amazing. She reminded me that I am doing things today that she can't imagine I would have done ten years ago. I knew immediately she was right.
I am stronger and smarter than the 30 something me. I am healthier and more willing to risk too. I know myself better and I have a better idea of what I want. I also have the realization that life is short and tomorrow really isn't promised. I see that every single day in my work. When something wonderful comes along and that something wonderful is ready for me, I intend to be ready for it. Until that time, I'm going to see where this journey takes me and not be afraid to get a few bumps and bruises along the way!
Everyone have a birthday cupcake for me or a big scoop of ice cream..or both. Why not? Today is a good day.
PS: Thanks to all my friends who remembered me today & sent me texts, Facebook messages and tweets. Or all three. You rock.