Rise and Shine! It's a new day and a new year. We celebrated last night in all of our traditional ways: Hosting our cousins for the fourth year running. sporting our 2014 celebration glasses, indulging... Read More »
Cake, Candles, and Shine
Birthdays are a great way to identify and celebrate someone's S.H.I.N.E.
Yesterday was my husband's birthday so we spent the day
celebrating the strengths that make him a great husband, father, and friend.
We also engaged in his favorite hobbies,
presented him with thoughtful gifts related to his varied interests,
wrote cards filled with kinds words about the natural talents we've come to admire so much,
and reminisced about favorite experiences we've shared with him over the years.
When it came time for Richard to blow out the 46 candles on his ice cream cake, I think we all felt like the candles were not only marking the years of his life, but that they were also symbolizing the light he casts by living a life that shines.
Who do you know that has an upcoming birthday? How can you use the special day to tell him or her they shine?