Some of you already know that I like to keep it simple and quiet for my birthday, and I think I've been that way ever since I can remember. Well, except for that one time in 3rd grade when I had a fancypants party at the ice skating rink; the whole place was rented just for me and my friends! It took quite a few puppy faces to get my parents' approval on that, so don't think it was an easy task. Hah! Other than my party back in 3rd grade, I normally like to go out with a few friends or have a relaxing time with family. Yesterday (October 12) marked my 27th year of this life, which has been filled with blessings upon blessings. The older I grow the wiser I get, with a few regressions every now and then. Or so I'd like to think? :)
Simplicity is something for which my heart consistently yearns. My identity is constantly grated with circumstances and thought processes that I'd rather not face. Family is only about a gazillion times more precious than ever before, and I didn't think that was even possible! My ever growing collection of kitchen items keep on piling up because that's what I do--all thanks to your support. Being in my own skin is slowly becoming more comfortable thankfully, or else I'd be in a pretty dark place. And I also realize how much I lack in humility as I often rely on my own understanding, not something intentional but something that happens nonetheless...Yet I find strength in God's amazing ability to replenish the rights I have wronged, the thorns in my life that are in fact, blessings in disguise. Everyday is an adventure and I'm excited to sail through the day, because I know God has been guiding me for the past 27 years. If that alone doesn't make me thankful, I don't don't what will!
It brings me to tears (drama queen much?) to think about how much I have! I am definitely counting my blessings today, and hopefully you do too.
Count your blessings with me! What are some unexpected things you've been blessed by?
Do you prefer simple birthdays, or do you go "all out"? ;)