Did I have a happy birthday?
The more birthdays I have the more I am tempted to have an unhappy birthday. It gets easier to think negative the older I get. I could easily look around me and think about what used to be. I used to be young, agile, at the top of my game. I used to have all my life in front of me. I am not what I used to be. Birthdays remind me of that. When you think negative you become negative. How did I get to be this old?
I did not give in to temptation, to negative thinking. I DID have a happy birthday… because I was born in America, where our freedom allows me to dream, worship and live better than anywhere in the world. I was born into a Christian family that taught me God’s love and grace. I am a better, happier person because of my faith. I am happy because my parents are still married (over 60 years) and I am still married (over 30 years). Not only am I still married but I love my wife and my friend that I get to spend my days alongside. She lets me buy myself any birthday present I want. I am happy because both my kids found Christian spouses and are serving God. They are still married. I am happy because my future is better than my past. I look forward to the next adventure and the next challenge in life. Why wouldn’t I have a happy birthday? It would only be unhappy if my negative thinking kept me from counting my blessings. It is because of my blessings that I cannot help but think that “THE BEST IS YET TO COME”.