My Self walks up to me and says, “So, another birthday.”

I say, “Yep.”

My Self says, “A big one, huh?”

I say, “Yep.”

My Self says, “You do know you have more years behind you than in front of you, right?”

I say, “Yep.”

My Self says, “So, what do you have to say for yourself, all those years and nothing tangible to show of any great value?”

“Oh,” I say, “You are so wrong!”

I have had more laughter than tears, more joy than sorrow.
More friends than enemies, more sweet than bitter.
I’ve seen more sunrises than sunsets, more sunshine than rain.
I’ve experienced more kisses than kicks, more triumphs than failures.
I’ve seen more ups than downs, received more blessings than curses.
I’ve seen more children play than fight, received more hugs than slaps.
And each night I wrap myself in the warm comfort of God’s love and fall asleep sure of this one thing:
Life has been more celebration than loss.

I am grateful.
I am thankful.
I am blessed.

Now, run and tell that!!!