I want to wish my granddaughter,
Katie, and very happy 21st
birthday. She and I share
the same birthday and when
she was younger we used to
celebrate together. I am so glad
for those memories. I am 73 years
young. I have been blessed in so
many ways and I give God thanks
for everyone of them.
Have you ever stopped to think that
the candles on a birthday cake can
represent accomplishments as well
as years? The little things we've done
to help others ---perhaps a thoughtful
prayer, an encouraging word or a
helping hand when it was needed.
Age should not be counted merely by
the number of years we live, but also
by the good we accomplish during
these years. Each candle on our birthday
cake, therefore, can be a symbol of what
we have done to enrich the lives of
others as well as our own.