Mar 23, 2008

Reflections

It's been a couple of days since I posted anything. I've been busy with family visiting. I have six grandchildren. And three were here from out-of-town. This month I had my seventieth birthday, and my daughter managed to make two parties for me, one for when my sister visited, and one on the actual day, when my little grand kids(ages 6, 7 & 8) were here. The littlest ones were here on my actual birthday, and they were thrilled to be at a "Birthday Party." The family also took the little kids to Sea World in San Diego one day, and that was a lot of fun for them.
I've been reflecting on my life as I reach this age. It is wonderful to have lived this long, but I really feel my mortality, too. My husband and I had a busy and creative life. But things, no matter how happy we are, don't last forever. Therefore, I have vowed to enjoy each day as much as I can. There's a very inspiring daily prayer, "We thank You for the miracles which daily attend us..." and to me that signifies that there is some true meaning in each day, if we only look for it. It could be nice people, lovely natural surroundings, or music, art, even loving thoughts.

2 comments:

Jacquie said...

Hope you had a darn happy birthday. What a great way to live. Each day is a precious one!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Happy Birthday! I agree with your post, things do not last forever. I am in my 40's and have already discovered that along the way. But the memories are priceless! blessings, Kathleen