Saturday, April 23, 2011

31 Blessings

I turned 31 on Wednesday. I've never been one to hide my age. If there is a slight pause when someone asks me how old I am, it is simply because I am trying to recall my age, not because I have anything to hide! Last year, as I approached 30, I told Samuel I didn't want to see the day in with dread, and we proposed the project of coming up with 30 things to be grateful for. It worked so well, I eagerly made my list this week. Not just blessings, but wisdom I'm glad I have, and little mottos I live by. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed coming up with them. ~Naomi

31 blessings...

1. I'm conscious of my health.

2. I understand love on a level my 18 or even 27 year old self couldn't.
3. I don't take that love for granted.

4. Food is no longer my friend.

5. I've learned to actually like exercise.
6. I can finally use massage as a medical necessity.

7. Josh Groban and Michael Buble have got it wrong- real love is way better than a song!

8. I appreciate chocolate on a whole new level.
9. I wake up in the middle of the night, and my best friend is holding me.

10. I don't know a ton about marriage, but I do know enough about Sam to know we're always going to be one of those couples!
11. Never take oranges for granted either.

12. If you don't like something, change it!

13. You're never too old to change!

14. Sexy is totally in your mind.
15. Remission is a wonderful, beautiful word.
16. Going to the theatre is overrated. 

17. My in-laws are wonderful, supportive family, and I'm glad they are in my life.

18. The soundtrack of my life is more beautiful than that of any movie.

19. I know the difference between good friends and great friends.
20. Fear of a task is usually much greater than the actual task.

21. Worry gets you nowhere.

22. Real heroes, like my brothers, are way better than intangible ones.

23. Dreams are necessary to grow.

24. I love what I do.
25. You can never read Jane Eyre too many times.
26. There are many reasons for a good cup of tea.

27. I see the world differently than any one else, and it's a very good thing.

28. The outtakes are sometimes the best moments in life.
29. Practice doesn't always make perfect, but it sure can be fun!

30. My husband is my soul mate, and we have something that is precious and rare.
31. God is real, and He is good.

PS- If you'd like to read about my actual birthday, I wrote about it here.

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