It’s My Birthday!

It’s my birthday!  

Each year when my birthday comes around, it tends to be bittersweet. There is so much to be grateful for, but I must admit – I really don’t like how that number keeps creeping up!

But, let’s talk about some other reasons to celebrate, along with my birthday. First, I want to brag about my clients. I really have the best clients ever!  

Tim and I recently had a session with a couple at their home. When we arrived, much to my surprise, there was a Happy Birthday banner on the door – and that was just the start! Our clients decorated the whole place with Happy Birthday banners and balloons! Lunch was served, and they even had a lovely mini birthday cheesecake just for me (ok, I shared it with everyone!). 

My clients’ surprise celebration gave me a different perspective for my birthday. So, this year, I am discarding the number and focusing on all the things in my life for which I’m grateful!

Here are a few from my list:

I’m grateful for –

  • A loving husband who does everything to make my birthday special. This year he booked a short vacay to the Bahamas for us!
  • 4 successful and loving children who have added their wonderful spouses to our family
  • 9, yes 9, beautiful grandchildren – two of whom were born this year
  • Clients who are willing to do the work to grow and learn from the pains, hurts, and messes in life
  • Travel. By age 18, I had traveled to 48 states! Alaska is still on my bucket list! I’ve been blessed with several international trips: China, Australia, Fuji, and a bucket list of more international trips
  • My supportive team, coach, and clients who encourage me to do more, to grow in scary areas, to step out of my comfort zone so I can widen my reach and truly live my purpose
  • All the opportunities I have been given in my life
  • Most of all, a loving Father who has never given up on me, even when I wanted to give up

I think you get it! 

So, this year on my birthday, I will count my blessings and relish in gratefulness. How lucky I am to have this many years with all the ups, downs, and in-betweens that have led me to where I am today!

I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. Ps 9:1

It’s My Birthday!

2 thoughts on “It’s My Birthday!

  1. Happy Birthday, Diana ! Even though it’s a day late by this time, you can have all week to celebrate ! VERY nice thoughts in this entry – we REALLY have SO much to be thankful and grateful for. We just get tooooo caught up with our daily “shuffle”, to take the time and “see” it ! Your perspective and words are quite appropriate and welcome in this “crazy” world we live in today !! Thanks 😍
    Happy Birthweek ! 😁 Love in Christ,
    Joann & Terry

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