Happy #Birthday To Me!!!

Today is the 5th birthday of my 39th year. 😉  I am so grateful for this day and for the awesome (and not so awesome) experiences that have gotten me to this point in life.

Looking back over the years, I have fond memories of the people and places that helped shape my life.  The good times playing in the snow, reciting verses in Christmas and Easter pageants, cheerleading, band, and so much more.

 

 

 

 

 

The lessons learned and the avenues to help me grow into the woman I am today.  The wisdom from my elders, employers, church leaders, and loved ones in the community.

 

 

 

 

 

Family and friends that loved me when I haven’t always been lovable. Who have supported me through thick and thin.

 

 

 

 

 

For all of this my gratitude goes through the roof to the moon.  God has truly blessed me and I look forward to all He has in the years ahead.

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Breaking Bad 39

JaneGenova_SpeechwriterIf you’ve come to this post looking for a review or commentary on the AMC hit, Breaking Bad, sorry to disappoint you.  It’s not that kinda post.  Instead, it’s my light-hearted rant on the final days of being thirty-something. 😉

First let me say that I thank God for my life.  From birth to now, there have been health problems, family crisis, and all other kinds of life issues and circumstances that could have taken me out.  He spared me, and I’m grateful.  It’s one of the reasons that I’m dedicating year 40 to making the most of this life.
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MD’s Top 7 Memorable Moments of 2013

MP900309664As the days count down towards 2014, I would be remiss if I did not take a moment to reflect on the memories and events of 2013.  While there were many, I’ll keep the list simple and mention the top 7 that have had the greater affect on me.

1.  39th Birthday

Ask most teenagers about the age 40 and they will tell you that’s old.  And I must admit that back then I thought that too.  It’s amazing how the perspective changes as we grow older.  Now 40 seems young with a lot of life ahead.

To commemorate the close of my 30s, I didn’t want a big party or anything lavish.  Instead I wanted relaxation.  Just doing something that made me feel good.  The big day was celebrated with a wonderful spa massage, an excellent Mexican meal, and concluded with watching back-to-back movies. 

The next day I went to a nearby park to write.  The scenery was so beautiful.  A blue sky so warm and crisp that it looked like a postcard.  The grass even had the most magnificent color of green with hints of yellow dandelions here and there.  It was so moving that it made me feel that God decided to give me an extra birthday gift. All in all, I’m ready for 40 and plan to celebrate for 365 days. 🙂
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