A Birthday Wish

With each new year comes a chance for new hope.  Some people fear the progression in age, but my wish is that you can see the beauty of the journey.  Each marker in our life represents 365 days of change, of promise, of regret, of laughter, of chaos, of memories, of humility, and of humbleness.  What we do with our year is inevitably (and sometimes fearfully) up to us.  Let this birthday be the beginning of a renewed life for you.  Live your days to the fullest.  Walk with your head held as high as it can reach.  Don’t allow the past to be a tool which pulls you further into despair, but instead allow it to be the compass from which you direct your life in moving forward. 

There is mighty power in promise.  This morning, this day is as full of promise as you allow it to be.  Don’t set limitations on your goals and desires.  Don’t fear the uncertain and the unknown.  You serve a God Who knows the plans He has made for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Take comfort in that knowledge.  Whatever those plans may be, you are not alone.

My wish is that this birthday is your best yet.  Enjoy your day.  May you be showered with all of the peace, love, and happiness that you deserve… that you need… that you want.  I am beyond thankful for you, my friend.  I am blessed and privileged that you are on this planet another year.  Happy birthday.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Raelene Plummer
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 23:54:07

    Thank you Amanda. My birthday is not for a couple of weeks. The Lord keeps sending encouragement through various individuals as I wait on Him to make a change in a difficult professional situation. He is faithful.



  2. Tony C
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 20:49:44

    Very sweet and inspiring words layered with profound insightfulness.

    I’m not sure who you wrote this for yesterday (and since you didn’t say, it’s really none of my business), but I’m taking it to heart…since it was my 46th completed trip around the sun. There are many lessons to learn from written into this post.

    You are a gifted, compassionate person I’m glad I am blessed to know.



    • mandaclair
      Jun 16, 2010 @ 21:48:55

      Tony, thank you for these sweet words. I hope that your birthday was every bit as sweet and rewarding as knowing you has been for me. Thanks for the encouragement. Tell Candice “hello”! 🙂



  3. Shannon
    Jun 20, 2010 @ 21:39:10

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with the world. Spread the love.



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