When we all sat down at the table for our evening meal, including my husband, a birthday card had been placed next to my plate. It was a wonderful card my parents gave me that read...
How to make a beautiful life
Reflections for a daughter on her birthday
Make peace with who you are
and where you are
at this moment in time.
Listen to your heart.
If you can’t hear what it’s saying
in this noisy world,
Make time for yourself.
Enjoy your own company.
Let your mind wander among the stars.
Life can be messy and confusing at times,
But it’s also full of surprises.
The next rock in your path might be a stepping-stone.
When you don’t have what you want,
Want what you have.
That’s a well-kept secret of contentment.
There aren’t any shortcuts to tomorrow.
You have to make your own way.
To know where you’re going
Is only a part of it.
You need to know where you’ve been, too.
And if you ever get lost, don’t worry.
The people who love you will find you.
Count on it.
Life isn’t days and years.
It’s what you do with time
And with all the goodness and grace
That’s inside you.
Make a beautiful life…
The kind of life you deserve.
I especially love the line:
"The next rock in your path might be a stepping-stone."
The prayer/thought/belief that keeps going through my mind: I know God will not give me more than I can handle.
I share this card with you to inspire and encourage your daily walk, to "make a beautiful life... the kind of life you deserve."