Celebrating Your Life

Celebrate QuoteToday’s reflection for #50daysto50 is about celebrating life. Especially you and those you love. If you haven’t been keeping up with the posts of my reflections over the last half of my life go to wendytwine.com/50daysto50.

Today is my husband’s birthday and I have been reflecting how long I and his family have been celebrating  him being in our life. He has brought many of his talents, abilities, gifts and skills to serve and bring us joy to his family, friends and church; plus, I am grateful for his faithfulness to his family as well.

One of the joys I treasure his his singing abilities for those who have missed this hidden talent. They may only know of his musical abilities with his drums and percussions.

When it comes to your life and your birthday, you may not feel like you have always been celebrated. Know this that even though you may not feel loved and appreciated in your love language, you are still important and serve a purpose to this world with your gifts, talents and abilities.

God, said Jeremiah 29:11 NIV, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” He knew you and set you apart as well according to Jeremiah 1:5a NIV, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart…”

The world needs you and what you have to offer. You are important, needed and loved. Today my daughter shared an acronym with me about how people need to learn to F.L.Y. and I told her she was right. You see F.L.Y. stands for First Love Yourself. You can’t love others really until you learn to love yourself and when you can’t, ask God to reveal his love to you. When he does, you will begin to love yourself and appreciate yourself a lot more and begin to celebrate YOU.

This is why I am reflecting over the last half of my life because in my early years to as recent as a couple of years ago, I had not always saw what God put in me. I am sad to say its taken me this late in life to see and  I’m now learning to F.L.Y.

What about you? Do you celebrate you? Have you learned to F.L.Y. yet? If so, share below.