Birthday thoughts…

Today I woke up with the gift of life.  The gift of another day and a chance to do what I am called to do.  I have not always enjoyed my birthdays.  Growing up they were not as big of a celebration, and there were times in my life when I did not celebrate life and I took it for granted.  This past spring and summer many people near and dear to me have passed on, and it just is such a reminder that life is precious and fragile and each day is truly a gift!
I know many people have written about how Robin Williams’ death affected them, and I have to say that today was the first day it really hit me.  As I was driving to work this morning I heard THIS song on my local radio station.  It is a song about being honest about what you might be dealing with instead of being afraid.  Someone has cleverly added some movie/interview quotes from Robin Williams.  And now to be honest, it made me cry!  It made me say a big thank you one more time to God for the gift of life he has given me and for keeping me here even in the times I did not want to live.
This afternoon I saw this on my TimeHop and it was so appropriate.

IMG_9513So instead of getting annoyed with myself for what I may or may not have accomplished in this past year, I am just going to continue to be grateful  Grateful for life, for my loving husband, my family, my supportive friends, my church, my job, my health, and the freedoms we have.  And for hope.  I am so thankful there is ALWAYS hope!

Thank you for sharing in this journey with me.

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(beautiful flowers from the hubs!)

xo
Esther
-Chocolate Runner Girl-

 

2 thoughts on “Birthday thoughts…

  1. Farrah

    Ah! I didn’t realize it was your birthday yesterday! :[ I’m so sorry I missed it, but super big happy belated birthday to you! I like your outlook on it! :] I’ve never really put all that much thought into my birthdays either, but to me, it’s always a great excuse to set aside some free time to spend with friends and family (if possible)! :]

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