Celebrating Without A Party

I recently celebrated a birthday. I am so thankful for another year. I received lots of birthday wishes on social media , text messages and phone calls. It was a good day but not an over the top kind of day. Not the kind of day where you feel extra special and loved on by everyone. There wasn’t a big party in my honor, no fancy restaurant to have dinner with friends. There were no party favors, but there was favor from God. There was no cake or ice cream but there was a sweet fellowship with God. I had love from God and plenty of reminders of it. I was reminded when I woke up that God loved me enough to let me see another day. I graciously received the gift of new mercy. I was reminded of how much God loved me. I received the gift of life by being in the presence of the Lord. Psalm 36:5-9 got me thinking of how to celebrate without a party. I was reminded of God’s steadfast love, how precious it is along with His faithfulness and His light. I was reminded of how much God delights. For this party of one to an audience of One it felt like a grand celebration. No fancy venue, no special dessert or large group of friends were needed. All I needed to celebrate another year of life was God’s love and His presence. Share with me how you celebrate your special days?

3 comments on “Celebrating Without A Party

  1. Madelyn D. Commodore says:

    I am with you sister on this. This is beautiful, honoring the love and grace of God. I have never had many parties or celebrated my birthday in a big way either, with the exception of four, my whole life.

    A talent agency I worked for helped me throw myself a thirty-fifth birthday party, and then I threw myself one when I turned 45, and fifty, but for the most part, I have always celebrated within my heart, feeling thankful every time my birthday would come and go. I didn’t get so used to celebrating, and It has never really been about the celebration or large gathering or fancy venues.

    The gift to me was having lived to see another day, that’s what would make me happen. I have always been extremely grateful when I would have a Birthday because my oldest brother died at a very early age, and I would pray asking the Lord to please let me live beyond 22 and the Lord has blessed me above and beyond my cry. If I never have another party it would be alright with me. God bless you sister and thank you for the blessing that reminds us of the importance of the gift of life and love of God. God has already approved how special we are and that is the celebration, and that is enough! Amen. To God be the glory. Thank you. ❤ 🙂

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  2. Good piece! I like quiet reflective celebrations.

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