"Seize life! Eat bread with gusto, Drink wine with a robust heart. Oh yes—God takes pleasure in your pleasure! Dress festively every morning. Don't skimp on colors and scarves. Relish life with the spouse you love Each and every day of your precarious life. Each day is God's gift."
Today we celebrated the birthday of our son Michael. I am still staring at this baby picture, wondering how 41 years could have passed in the blink of an eye. He was a sweet, happy little boy, always singing wherever he went. Today he is even sweeter, because he makes the Honey Buns at Little Debbie. He is kind hearted and soft spoken, with his dad's dry wit. I grew up in a family that did not believe in celebrating birthdays. They believed it was an egotistic thing to do. But God paid a great price for us, his own son. So we are worth much in his eyes. Each and every life is surely worth thankful celebrating!
If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor. ~Nicholas de Chamfort