Today is my twenty-sixth birthday! I have probably given this birthday the least thought...which I am sure has something to do with everything we have going on right now ;)
Last year's birthday was a big one. Twenty-five! It felt so monumental, and I spent quite a bit of time last year reflecting on my life thus far and looking ahead to the future. It was so good, and just what I needed at that time in life.
This year I feel quite preoccupied. Taking care of a newborn is all consuming...much more so than David and I had anticipated. It is so good, though, and we continue to count our blessings as we pour ourselves into her little life. It has helped me to refocus on what is most important. At the end of the day, if my baby feels loved and cared for by her mama then that marks a successful day...it is not measured by how many things I crossed off my to-do list. Or if I even got a shower ;)
I came across the above quote the other day, and I have decided to make it my motto for the upcoming year. I want to be better about celebrating and serving others. Whether that means soothing a screaming baby at three in the morning or being more intentional about sending birthday cards...I want to make other people's happiness my own happiness. I want to become more selfless with my time and energy, thinking of others' needs before my own.
So here is to another year of this wonderful life!