Today's my birthday! Squee!
I LOVE birthdays! I mean, if you think about it, having birthdays sure beats the alternative - of not having any, right?!
And considering that there have been some dark & scary moments in my life when I really thought that I was looking at my last & final birthday, I am extremely grateful to keep having them...seriously.
I am 48 years young today - and proud of every year, every wrinkle, every grey hair, every fine line - I LOVE IT ALL! All 48 years have contributed to the person I am today - the stories I have - the adventures I've lived - the tapestry of life that I have weaved with my friends, my family, my coworkers, my experiences, my curiosity, my quest for knowledge - it's who I am today, and I wouldn't have missed any of it!
The number that we label ourselves with, is just that - a number. Numbers don't mean much...it's what is behind that number that counts. What have I done with the time that God has given me? What differences have I made in the lives of others? What influences have I left behind? If this is the last number that I should reach, what is my legacy? Is it a good one? Is it one to be proud of? That my children will be proud of?
My physical body may be aging - but my mind is growing, expanding, enveloping life as I speed through it...my mind doesn't "feel" 48 years - it is as energetic, youthful, and inquisitive as it was when I was 10.
Life is good. Birthdays are awesome.
I'm going to celebrate the day, and I hope all of you do, too!