This month is my birthday month!! So with the knowledge of turning a year older
comes the need to reflect on the past year.
Of course, my birthday is a day for celebrating--so who wants to get
that serious? :) Yet, I still find myself remembering little moments
as they sneak into my brain. Moments
from my childhood, days in college, friends I once knew, times of heartache and
pain, along with joyous occasions--all of these times make up the pieces of my
life. These events make me the person I
What does your life story say about you? Have you learned from mistakes and
regrets? Or do you let them hover over
your life like a burden that never lets go?
I know I find myself doing the latter too many times. It is important to learn from our mistakes
and then move on, but for some reason it becomes easier to continually ponder
over these issues. And we allow these
moments to rule our lives while making us feel worse and worse about our
Have you ever been going one direction in your life only to
stop and realize that suddenly you are on a completely different path? A path that you never saw or intended to be
on? This is what I have realized about
my life so many times. However, I have
also come to understand that finding out this revelation is ok. Perhaps my original path would not have made
me happy or been the best for my life.
Only the Lord knows the answers to those questions. My advice--do not feel bad when things do not
work out as you would like them to.
Instead, learn from various events and take that knowledge to your next
With each passing year, we are supposed to gain more wisdom
about life and ourselves, and as I get older, I hope that is true of me. I don't want to view the world in an immature
manner or act like I did when I was a teenager.
I would rather grow and mature into the person the Lord is making me out
With this birthday, another year has passed. And I pray that I have lived in the best way
possible this past year. I hope that I
made a difference in someone's life. I
hope that someone was encouraged by my story, and I pray that each choice I
made was prosperous.
Not every moment in life is good or filled with happiness,
but we can choose our mood and how we want to view our present
circumstance. So for my next year, I
want to choose my feelings. I don't
want to live on my emotions, but I want to choose to be happy. I want to choose to do the right thing
always. I want to choose to serve
others. I want to be more disciplined in
my daily routine and at the end of this year I hope to have accomplished more
than the last. So, with one step at a
time, I will make this my best year yet!