There have been so many lessons that I have learned. There have been so many people to pass through my life. There have been times that I have been the teacher, and times that I have taught. I have had great moments and some not so great. I have ran wonders and sometimes walked slowy around.
I have been able to interact with so many in their life dramas. I have felt the pain of too many as their lives unfolded. There have been great teachable moments and some rough teachable moments. I have given to many and received far less in return. I have cared for those who did not express care for me. I have been faithful to institutions who were not faithful to me. It has been a great time of living and learning.
Yes indeed- 60 is a big thing. Of course, many times during these years I didn't handle things the way God directed; yet God loved me and presented many more opportunities to love God back. You see- it really is not about the people, places, or things you are surrounded with. It is how you love people or places through God, how you serve God by making a positive difference with things. Oh yeah- serving God is so much more than carrying a big bible that you don't read, or faking. . . you fill it in. Serving God serves others, it is finding your mission, your contribution to life and doing it. It is encouraging others to do the same.
I thank Father/Mother God for my parents who were here sixty years ago. Life is so short. I thank God for family and friends who have gone on. I thank God for my family and friends now, and for each life experience. You see, each life experience gives me another chance to grow in God's image. I thank everyone who offered birthday greetings. You blessed me.
Whatever age you are- get excited about the moment. God has given you years to grow and make a difference through loving and living the life God has given you. Quite a few people have shared with me their anguish in pleasing people. You only have God to please, people are benefited by it. Enjoy your life. I will enjoy mine. Although 120 is promised, I may not get another 60 years but I will enjoy whatever God has for me. Yes, 60 is a big thing. type to you later.