Thursday July 21, 2011
This morning I am reflecting on my birthday that just came and went. It started early in the morning when I had-no chose-to get up and take my friend and her son to the airport at 4 am to meet their plane they were catching to Italy for a nine day baseball trip around Italy. Throughout the day, I kept getting Facebook texts wishing me happy birthday. I got a call from my son in the early afternoon saying that he and a couple of friends from the church wanted to cook me a steak dinner for my birthday. During the day I got a call from both of my daughters who wished me a happy birthday and a call from my sister.
All day long I was hearing from people who had impacted my life. As I was reading in the Proverbs this morning I came across this passage, “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. (Proverbs 1:8 NIV). Not only have all of these people affected me in a positive way, but my parents were the sole reason for my existence and for my being able to celebrate my birthday. The older I have gotten, the more I appreciate what my parents did for me and the teaching they gave me when I was growing up. It’s never too late to express graditude for parents and others who have impacted us in a positive way.
On this journey there will be plenty of individuals who have had a positive mark on our lives and it is to our and their advantage to express appreciation for what they have done. Why don’t you do it today. How about now!!!