A Birthday Reflection and a Whole Lot of Gratitude

As I celebrated the anniversary of my birthday, I found myself very  grateful that although the years found a way of piling up before me, I can boast that I do not feel my 56 years.

Yeah, I’ve got aches and pains, and sometimes its a bit difficult to get out of bed in the morning, but somehow I find the will to put my feet on the ground and thank the Lord for the strength he gives me each day to accomplish things I could have never imagined just a few short years ago.

Each day for the past twelve months I tried to be a great husband, father and grandfather.  I attempted at being a superior friend, employee and partner to my customers.  But, it is not for me to be the judge of how well I accomplished these.  I can only hope that that my best was good enough.

Looking forward to the next 52 weeks I know that I am going to need more strength, more focus, more inspiration than any other previous year in my life, for it is the events that are yet to come that will test my resolve.

So it is with this in mind that I pray for fortitude beyond my reach.  I pray for strength unbeknown to me.  I pray for patience I have yet to know I have.  I pray for understanding.  And, I pray for that guiding light to always be there to show me the way.

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