Wednesday, June 08, 2005

You Say It's Your Birthday...'s my birthday too, yeah!

Well, yes indeed, today, June 8, I hit the big 3-1. I'm actually excited about it. It's been a good year, and I fully expect that the blessings will continue to flow in my 31st year.

Unlike a lot of people, I didn't dread turning 30 last year. In fact, I was sort of looking forward to it. I think I feel more comfortable with who I am, more comfortable "in my own skin", than I did in my 20s.

I guess that one of the side effects of getting older is a propensity to reflect on the past. It's funny how intense and serious some things can seem, and then a few months or years later, they don't seem like such a big deal. Maybe I'm loosening up as time marches on. I think I'm trusting God more to meet ALL my needs and answer my heart's desires.

My 30th year was certainly a year of surprises, most of them good. A new relationship, renewed friendships, opportunities to travel (and I can't forget to mention, a new blog!), etc. I had a few friends move away (I miss you, Susan and Jason and Lesley and Brett!). A lot of changes going on. And a huge amount of blessings.

Today I'm feeling extremely thankful for all that God has done for me, this past year in particular. I realize I should really do more reflecting and thanking on a daily basis, not just at milestones such as birthdays or New Year's. That's one of the many goals I have my 31st year, to spend more time thanking God and praising Him, focusing on the blessings He's given me.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow

Praise Him all creatures here below.

Praise Him above ye heavenly host

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Have a good one!


DJG said...

Happy Birthday Lisa!
There is something liberating about turning 30, and they are the best years... although I am loving my life in my 40's as well!!

That Girl said...

Happy Birthday! Yay for birthdays! I think if I could go back and be any age and be healthy and... oh well, I can't do that but... early thirties are good! Early forties aren't so bad either!