“Some celebrations are bittersweet,” a friend remarked.
I am thinking, “You mean like having a 69th birthday?”
I’m in denial that I will soon be 70 – that sounds kinda old to me. Could there be a typo on my birth certificate?
I choose to see myself as a skin wrapped vessel of the Holy Spirit, not a 69 year old woman with limited energy and health challenges.
To celebrate 69 years of life, I’d like to share 6 questions and 9 discoveries from my journey.
- Will Don ever take me on a cruise?
- When will I complete my 2 bucket list items: finish my book and lose this excess weight? At the rate I am going, I may have to live (and stay sharp) until I am 102 years old.
- How do I simplify, as God has directed, in my day to day living?
- Why oh why don’t I pray more when I’ve witnessed over and over what a powerful difference praying makes?
- Will there will be chocolate and bacon in heaven? Just wondering.
- How can I best bring glory to God in each day of life that I have left?
- Stuff doesn’t really matter much in the big scheme of life. What really matters is relationships – with people and God. “That which I long for becomes that to which I belong.” A Minute of Margin
- My family is one of God’s most priceless gifts here on earth, and I am going to take time to enjoy them fully.
- Life is so much better if you get out of debt, stay out of debt by spending less than you make and not buying anything on credit (but your house), & if you save for the future because someday the future becomes the present.
- Things are not as them seem. True reality is invisible to the eye, only revealed by knowing God intimately.
- I still have a lot to learn so I will continue to read, to study, and to share. I plan to ask lots more questions and do lots more listening.
- Life is not fair, but God is always good and can redeem anything that happens.
- There is nothing like a good book or a good friend to give life new sparkle. Each person has a remarkable story to share.
- Even when I have pain, I don’t have to be one. Being fun to live with is a choice.
- Whether life is good or bad, one thing is for certain—it will change.
If you want to help me celebrate my birthday, I’d love to hear your comment on which # above resonates with what you have discovered.