This past week, I barely remembered a birthday (I knew it was just after mine, just didn't remember how soon after...)
Anyhow, though I barely remembered, I managed to post, not once, but once every hour, for twelve hours.
I just really wanted my young friend to know that I love her, that I celebrate her life, and to remind her to do the same. :)
So I opened a word document and made a list of songs etc. to post; and each time I posted a thought or song on FB I wrote "DONE" on my word plans next to it (so as to be organized). The only thing that irritated me was realizing half way through the day that ALL my friends on FB could see that I did this for another one of my friends (even though I never did that for them! :o, :/ ) I really wished I could have posted it on my friend's page in a way that ONLY SHE could see it. ~ Oh I would love to be so good with my time as to do something cool for ALL of my friends on a regular basis! Moving on...
We all need to be reminded to celebrate our lives. So I copied and pasted my plans from a word document, and today I'm just going to post it here - removing the name of my friend where used, and inserting "YOUR NAME."
As you read this, I hope you will have a little fun with it by inserting YOUR NAME as if I am talking to you, each time you see "YOUR NAME". We all need to remember who we are, that we are loved, and that we are ALL capable of wonderful things - our lives ARE worth celebrating! :)
*FYI* - If this is too long for you, just come back once per hour (or even once per day :o) and read one section at a time like my friend did! :D (Oh, and you can skip the b-day song if it isn't your b-day. ;0)
DONE - 10:00 AM - Disneyland Birthday Song...
Happy Birthday, "YOUR NAME"!! I don't have money to send, a card in the mail, or a big present wrapped in a bow - but I have gifts for you here. Reminders of who you are and what you are capable of, and of how loved YOU ARE... I LOVE YOU "YOUR NAME"! :D Corine :)
DONE - 11:00 AM - Our True Identity -
DONE - 12:00 - The Pen Story - Happy Birthday, "YOUR NAME"! Today is a day to remember and celebrate LIFE - YOUR LIFE! I hope you remember to enjoy the many WONDERFUL everyday moments (you know - the little moments that most people take for granted ;)! Life is amazing! :D
DONE: 2:00 - Little Wonders - Meet the Robinson's - Hi Bernice. :)
One of my favorite movies is Meet the Robinson's. And one of my favorite people is Gordon B. Hinckley. He is SO HONEST and has amazing HUMOR! :D ~ Here is one of my favorite quotes about life from this dear prophet.
The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."
PS. Through all the little hardships in life, there is always someone or something there to spice it up and bring some joy and good memories. MANY of those happy moments in my life were there because of you...Thanks for being in my life, "YOUR NAME". :)
"YOUR NAME", the greatest gift God has given us next to life itself - is the freedom to DIRECT and CREATE that life. That doesn't mean life is going to go just the way we plan it - IT ISN'T... Thankfully, it isn't what happens that matters... it's how we CHOOSE to deal with it. It's picking UP ourselves AND OTHERS each time we fall. FORGIVING ourselves and others each time we make mistakes. It's DREAMING and WORKING and PRAYING to know WHICH DREAMS TO KEEP - then praying some more for help from Him to make our RIGHTEOUS DREAMS come true. It's doing what we CAN do to bring a smile to the people we LOVE and doing what we CAN to help them... It's the freedom to FORGET mistakes, what isn't, and what we don't have. It's the freedom to REMEMBER to focus on what we do right and on what we DO have; It's learning to accept what can't be and what isn't, and focusing instead on what is and what can be - then making it happen...."YOUR NAME", the greatest gift we have been given is the freedom to LIVE... :D I hope you live this coming year BETTER than you ever have before! I hope each new year becomes the BEST year of your life!
"YOUR NAME", as long as you strive to please God by living right, you will always have a good life; and it's just going to keep on getting better. Remind yourself of this every morning and every night as you look in the mirror. Say, "I have a GOOD life!" Then thank the lord for your many wonderful blessings. You deserve all the blessings that faith, hope, and Heavenly Father have to offer you... :)
"YOUR NAME", as incredible as this machine is - it just doesn't compare to you!"
DONE: (accident - posted late and with no message - Meant to remind of HOW - WE should LOVE OTHERS - since I believe that "to love, is to live") 9:00 - How do I love thee?
... I love you, and hope you ALWAYS REMEMBER to KEEP CLIMBING and LOVE YOUR LIFE!! No matter how hard and steep the climb! :) Corine :D
UPDATE: Here is a quote which I did not give to my friend. I just found it today and it goes well with this last little bit. I hope you EnJoy it! :D
Topics: Adversity, Temptation, Jesus Christ, Obedience