Book of Life
I use Birthdays as opportunities to turn back the clock and review what my journey has looked like. I reflect upon what have I accomplished, what I have done well, where did I fall short, what have I added to this world that is worth while?
How did my words and actions serve or inspire, or did they have the opposite affect?
Did my compassion grow or did I lock down my heart in specific moments? How did I handle uncomfortable challenges and fears?
Was I courageous and brave or did I back away and hide?
When I throw off this mortal coil, what if anything will be remembered of me?
I look at this life as a cycle of many, born and reborn, on and on. Each year is like chapter in a book. I wonder how many books I have in that cosmic library and what genres they represent?