(Photo above curtesy of the internet. It is not me)
Today is my 47 birthday! I guess when your this age (above) you seem to be a little more excited about birthdays. I must admit the idea of turning 3 years less than 50 is not fun.
I am having a lovely day with wonderful blessings. That is all anyone can ask for right? I spent the morning waiting for my electrician to put a lovely vintage light fixture I got from Black Eyed Susan's. My husband wanted to take me out for dinner but we went out yesterday after church and last week we went out for our anniversary. (Also had the Kansas trip) and for some reason I kind of wanted to stay home today, not go out to a restaurant, I finished laundry yesterday and wanted to stay home and spend the day doing as little as possible.
I started to think of what I've learned. What have I learned this year that was different from last year?
And I began to think. . .
I've learned that. . . patience is a gift, a luxury, a virtue that I do not possess.
sometimes listening is more important than giving advice.
a card means more now than it used to.
my dad was the wisest person and kindest I've ever known.
I have more from my mom that I thought I had.
a single moment can change your life forever
friends should be cherished.
I don't love working out.
Scrubbing a stain on the clothes you have on two minutes before going out is a major mistake.
I really hate repeating things over and over again.
saying I'm sorry is extremely important.
you can never take enough photographs
a good chair, a throw and my favorite book is a wonderful evening
going the extra mile for people doesn't make you a pushover
compliments are free, so give as many as you can
peace of mind is a luxury
worrying is useless, but it takes such a chunk of my daily thoughts
a baby wipe can pretty much do anything
fear can be crippling
I hate flying more than anything else in the world
at 47 you pretty much have the people in your life that your ever gonna have
counting to ten and refraining from speaking your mind can help prevent regret later
you can never thank God enough
I am happy that today was uneventful. Didn't have to run and pick up anybody or do food shopping or laundry, although I did throw 4 towels in the wash and ran out for chicken thighs and 60 watt light bulbs oh and I ran to Joannes for elastic. Hmmm, I actually did do stuff.
Oh well. Thank you God for today, for my home, family and friends and my little blog that brings me so much joy. Thanks for your comments they are always appreciated greatly.