Monday, November 19, 2007

Happy Birthday

There are many things I have been wanting to share with you, yet I have been woefully neglecting my blog. Since today is my birthday, I will not dwell on this regret.

First and foremost, I thank all of you who have sent me birthday wishes. Thus far I have gotten birthday greetings from 4 continents and more countries than I care to try and count. Thanks to my sweet hubby who got me some awesome gifts.

Next, I would like to share my new favorite band, Cr├╝xshadows, specifically the song Birthday. This is a fantastic song that is both celebratory and challenging. This is my favorite type of song, I find them empowering. An excerpt from the lyrics is below (I highly recommends following this link to read all of the lyrics):

"And tell me what really matters
Is it the money and the fame?
Or how many people might eventually know your name?
But maybe you touch one life
And the world becomes a better place to be
Maybe you give their dreams another day
Another chance to be free"

Today is my birthday, and I am constantly trying to figure out who I want to be. Regardless of whether or not it is your birthday, look at your life. Make the world a better place. You have the ability. You have the strength.