Monday, August 10, 2009

Birthday Reflections

Birthdays nowadays always seem to bring out my reflective nature. Each year the number increases by one, and I wonder where the years have gone. I realize that more of my life is behind me than what lies before me. Thus I ponder the meaning of my life. Have I lived it well? What next? What is God’s plan for me at this stage of life? Am I relevant in the world in which I live? My pensive questions seem endless.

I don’t readily have answers to all my questions. Maybe contemplating the questions is quite enough. Then I remind myself that growing older is a good thing, especially since the only one way to avoid aging is to die young. Yes, each year of life is a gift, and with that gift I must accept that aging comes with the territory.

Today I relished the day in celebration of my birth. I sipped my morning homemade latte on the front porch. I picked myself a bouquet of pink, white, and purple zinnias. I opened a new mascara. I walked through the neighborhood. I got my free car wash! I washed the sheets on my bed. Cards and phone calls blessed my day. My husband took me out for a delicious dinner. All in all a lovely day! Now I shall go crawl in those clean sheets and thank God for giving me 58 years.


Flores Hayes said...

a great find for panda fanatic!
my roomate won't put it down!!!

Alice said...

Many Happy Returns of the Day, Marlene. I hope you have lots more days of quiet contemplation and thankfulness.....and I'm sure you're still as beautiful as that lovely vase of zinnias.

NanaNor's said...

Happy Belated Birthday Marlene, I pray the Lord's blessings on this coming year for you. It would seem we have so much in commmon including our age-I'll be 58 in March. I'd love to email-mine is; I'm in Windsor and don't know if that is realitely close to where you are located.
Blessings today. Noreen

Rita said...

Reflections.........this must be one of the years for them. I turned 58 this year too and well....I seem to be thinking more and more where am I going and did I do it all well enough?