I am so glad that they felt the need to commemorate my special day by clearing their calendar and spending time with me. Their random acts of kindness towards me healed wounds inside of me that I thought were incurable because of past misunderstandings. How they treated me was like a gentle oil that pour down from the top of my head to the soles of my feet cleansing me as it flowed downward. I felt the need to strife towards building a better relationship with them and to forget the past misconceptions. I was humbled and learned that unconditional love exists in many forms. but sometimes we are so blinded by our own shortcomings and perceptions that we cannot see beyond our own lives. How foolish we are when we allow our lives to be "All about Us," we can forget the most important things, like family, friends and being at peace with our fellowmen. I am old enough now to know that I am not always right and that I can admit it without losing face. Thanks Mom and thank you my beautiful sisters for putting me back on track, I love you dearly.
I will always remember my 50th birthday, not because I turned fifty, but because it was the turning point in my life that started me on a different route with a whole new outlook. While I welcome the changes that are ahead, I must be mindful that the things in my past will either make me or break me if I do not acknowledge them, and take the appropriate steps to improve my life, thus, making it better not only for myself, but for those around me.
This year as you celebrate your birthday, take the time to reflect on your life. Ask yourself questions that will help you make the appropriate changes needed for a better life. It is never too late to take responsibility for your life. Remember God loves you and He cares about your hopes and dreams. If He sees fit to give us another birthday, He has to have a reason and a plan for us. Do not waste the talents and gifts that He has given you. He created you for a higher purpose with endless possibilities. Acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. Happy Birthday my friends, may you continue to be blessed and be a blessing to those around you.