Thursday, February 24, 2011

Its my birthday today. It is the big five zero for me. I have had a great life, lots of ups  and downs. The downs were for a good reason, thow I did not think so at the time but  it was for me to be were I am now. Life is full of surprises and I am ready to comfront new ones.

 
  
I received a lot of emails from back home, South Africa, it is wonderful to know that my friends have not forgotten me after six years. I want to share a beautiful poem Beulah send me.

Happy Birthday
Hope lovely surprises are coming your way
To make your Birthday a wonderful day
Smiles and laughter, joy and cheer
New happiness that stays throughout the year
Hope your birthday brings all these and more
Filling life with surprise and joys galore!
So on this very special day
I would like to say to you
I hope you'll always find happiness
In whatever you may do.
Another candle on your cake
Well there's no need to pout
Be glad that you have strength enough
To blow them all out!
Wishing you your happiest birthday yet
A birthday too special To ever forget.
So many wishes
So many smiles
Too many memories
Too few words With one big Birthday
Happy Birtday!
It's your birthday and I can't be there
But I'll send you a special birthday wish and a little prayer
Have a happy birthday
I hope that all of your birthday wishes come true
May you have a great time today and find happiness in everything you do.
Happy Birthday from the heart
Cause that's where all great wishes start.

Enjoy the beautiful cake made be Sweet Bella. Visit her blog http://thebeehivecottage.blogspot.com/2010/09/cake.html


THE SERENITY PRAYER

GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY
TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE;
COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN;
AND WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

LIVING ONE DAY AT A TIME;
ENJOYING ONE MOMENT AT A TIME;
ACCEPTING HARDSHIPS AS THE PATHWAY TO PEACE;
TAKING, AS HE DID, THIS SINFUL WORLD
AS IT IS, NOT AS I WOULD HAVE IT;
TRUSTING THAT HE WILL MAKE ALL THINGS RIGHT
IF I SURRENDER TO HIS WILL;
THAT I MAY BE REASONABLY HAPPY IN THIS LIFE
AND SUPREMELY HAPPY WITH HIM
FOREVER IN THE NEXT.
AMEN.

--REINHOLD NIEBUHR