Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Happy Birthday to Me
Today is my birthday. I celebrate the day with all the bells and whistles I can muster. The day before my birthday in 2007, I wrapped a car around a light pole. In 2009, I was recovering from cancer surgery. I love birthdays. They beat the heck out of the alternative.
But birthdays are also a time to reflect and check my bearings. Am I happy in my relationships? If not, what can I do to improve them? Am I doing what I want to do professionally? If not, what steps can I take to change matters?
This year, the answer to both questions is yes. Life is good and I'm grateful.
When my kids were younger, I was very happy with our family, but I used to fret, realizing how very fragile life is. Our joy might be shattered in a moment by an accident, an illness, just plain bad luck. I wasted time worrying about what might be.
Now I focus on what is. God will take care of tomorrow.
I share my birthday with a number of notable folk: Paris Hilton, Michael Jordan, Denise Richards and Renee Russo, to name a few! Do you know anyone with a February birthday (doesn't have to be today)?
PS. It may be my birthday, but I want to give you a chance to win a $100 gift card! Visit www.emilybryan.com to enter today!