Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Birthday Love

Today is my 63rd birthday! I am enjoying every minute of it—the gifts, the flowers, the cards, the phone calls, the Facebook posts, the texts, and the in-person greetings from so many thoughtful people--family, friends, and even my cat!

I worked this morning—something I truly love! Then Dick and I went for “lun-per”—halfway between lunch and supper, at Red Lobster. The salmon there is always delish!

Tonight is Bible Study with an awesome group of people. I love how we learn from one another. What a great way to wind up my birthday!

God says in Romans 12:15, “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” Today was a day of rejoicing, not just because it is my birthday, but because God has been especially gracious to me this past year. All of life, relationships, and even birthdays seem more special than ever before.

It means so much to me to have so many others celebrating with me. I feel very blessed. Their kindness not only warms my soul, but makes me realize just how much a few words expressed aloud or on paper or on a screen can mean to a person.

Hebrews 10:24 says, “Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.” I can honestly say that all these birthday greetings have done just that-- stirred in me a desire to pass on that thoughtfulness. Loving and caring for one another doesn’t take a lot of money or elaborate planning. Sometimes the simplest action and the fewest words say the most.


©2016 Pamela D. Williams