Saturday, January 31, 2009

Birthday Thoughts

O.k. Anita, it's my turn. It's my birthday today. I've learned a lot within this month about my attitude towards my birthday. I think it's time to change my perspective. So, to quote from Dr. Seuss:

"If we didn't have birthdays, you wouldn't be you.
If you'd never been born, well then what would you do?
If you'd never been born, well then what would you be?
You might be a fish! Or a toad in a tree!
You might be a doorknob! Or three baked potatoes!
You might be a bag full of hard green tomatoes.
Or worse than all that...Why, you might be a WASN'T!
A Wasn't has no fun at all. No, he doesn't.
A Wasn't just isn't. He just isn't present.
But you...you ARE YOU! And, now isn't that pleasant!"

So today I am going to enjoy my birthday. I am going to count my blessings. I am going to appreciate becoming a year older and wiser. I am thankful I am reaching a stage of my life where I can appreciate the unique way I am made and continue to learn how I am supposed to use the strengths given to me. I am claiming this verse from the Bible today:

Psalm 139:14 (New International Version)

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Today, I am not going to be a WASN'T! I am going to be PRESENT and appreciate this gift of another day I've been given. And as a birthday present to me, I want YOU to do the same!

3 comments:

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Paula. I hope you have a GREAT one!

ANITA said...

HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAY'S TO YOU!!

I love the wise words from Dr. Suess! Yes, don't be a wasn't :)

Helena said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you!!! I stopped in to see what my TSeeler County friend had to share on this post-Superbowl day and instead got lots of great wisdom and inspiration!!! We are in the midst of months of Sammy throwing food and bowls utensils, etc from his high chair. Hannah didn't do it as much. Glad to know there will be an end to it!! Love ya Girl!!

Helena