For whatever reason, turning 38 tomorrow feels old. Yes, I know “that’s not old”, “you don’t look 38 at all”, “you’re just baby”, “its just a number”. While all of those things may be true, I have found myself in this spot today of…humph. I don’t want to be 38.
When we decided that we would try to expand our family last year, I remember thinking, “okay, getting pregnant before 38, doesn’t seem so bad”. So tomorrow I turn 38 and pregnancy never happened. So I find myself, well a bit sad. (It’s part of this needing to grieve and let go thing I’m trying to do!)
But who wants to be sad on their birthday!? So I’m gonna turn that frown upside and find joy in turning 38 tomorrow.
For me, I often find joy doing for others. And I’m going to ask all of you to join me in finding joy along with me in celebration of my 38th birthday.
So my plan tomorrow is to do good deeds for others, pay it forward, and be extra kind when I see the opportunity! Will you join me as well??
And as always I’m going to allow scripture to guide me…
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good and glorify your Father in Heaven.” Matthew 5:16 NIV
“Command then to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share” 1 Timothy 6:18 NIV
“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews 13:16 NIV
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit who listen.” Ephesians 4:29 NIV