Monday, April 5, 2010

57 Candles

This is what 57 looks like on fire:

"How long the road is. But, for all the time
the journey has already taken, how you have needed
every second of it in order to learn what
the road passes by."
-Dag Hammarskjold, Markings

ain't it the truth!
if you are lucky enough to have a birthday this year,
light all the freakin' candles!
then give thanks for each and every one.
and as you pull them from the cake,
recall something from each year.
and whether it's a good memory or not, give thanks.
for all of it has brought you to who you are at this moment,
a beautiful, loved, human being created in God's image.
and what could be better than that?

6 comments:

Margaret said...

Happy Birthday, You Beautiful Child of God!

love,
Margaret

Ann said...

Roberta,
I LOVE this. I was just talking to my son about how to welcome the learning from our lives, even if it was difficult.
I think I will light all 54 candles on my cake next week.
Thanks,
Ann

Theresa said...

This is great and such a perfect perspective to have!

Philomena Ewing said...

Congratulations Roberta !
Great photo.
I am wondering if you had to get a fire extinguisher afterwards.

Lauralew said...

This is great.

Happy belated birthday!

Jayne said...

A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Roberta!