Friday, May 21, 2010

'Tis the Season

A friend of mine once told me in their family they celebrate birthdays as a season...meaning that the month of your birthday is your birthday season.  Gifts or special outings can be attributed as birthday gifts throughout your season.  I like that idea...alot.
I have always liked my birthday being in May.  Best month to have a birthday if you ask me.  Pretty flowers blooming, warmer weather, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, beginning of summer vacation...and me.  At the end of this beautiful month came my time to enter this world.  I dare say the world has never been the same, either. :)
Thinking about seasons always brings my mind to Ecclesiastes 3:1-8...

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

Everything has a season.  All things, from life to death, have their moment in our lives.  In those moments between our first and last breaths, are the moments that bring joy and sorrow, pride and humility, excitment and depression...things we want to always remember and those that we wish we could forget. 
Moments have a way of getting away from us...let's make our moments count.         

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