Friday, June 12, 2009

Reflecting

A good friend told me, more than once, I was a bad reflector.
Meaning, when I looked back on things, the past for example, I would remember more easily the times that I'd failed instead of any victories. "There you go, reflecting," he'd say.Well today I turn 28.

I smiled this morning and thought of my friend because I wanted to tell him, I'm not a bad reflector any more. Birthdays are definitely a time for reflection, and as I've been thinking back over the last couple of years, I think of how many smiles there have been, how many wonderful memories that have been created.

For me, I've found my Love, I returned home to the NW, I've rekindled old friendships and made many more dear friends, my Love and I are building a home together -- The good times really do far outweigh the bad and we shouldn't let a few dark spots rob us from all the things that help to make this life beautiful.

I'm encouraged as I think that those smiles and those wonderful memories have laid the groundwork for many more wonderful years ahead. Keep building, friends!

8 comments:

bryanjoyce said...

Happy Birthday Mari Sue!

Very nice thoughts!

I feel so blessed to have you in my life. Love you!

Cassandra said...

The happiest of days to you today, my dear!

Kim W said...

very nicely said, Mari. I think you are a master at reflecting now!

The Nielson's said...

Congrats on turning 28! I'm only a week or so behind you! Appreciate the thoughts and completely agree!

Pamella said...

Happy Birthday Mari, I love checking your blog once in a while. Always something inspiring!

jessica said...

Happy Birthday!

Martine Irene said...

What an adorable baby picture, Mari. Just wanted to wish you a happy 28th birthday. Did you know that it's Rob's 56th birthday today? Wow!! He's twice as old as you. That makes us seem really old!!! I read your blog a lot and like to see what you guys are doing to beautify your house (it looks great, by the way) but I rarely comment. I just had to speak up today since you and Rob share the same birthday, just 28 years apart!!! Have a great year!!!

Donna and Jim said...

Happy Birthday Mari! Your so right about the importance of reflecting on the good things. Thanks for the reminder.