This is a time for reflection as well as celebration. As you look back on the past year and all that has taken place in your life,
Remember each experience for the good that has come of it and for the knowledge you have gained.
Remember the efforts you have made and the goals you have reached.
Remember the love you have shared and the happiness you have brought.
Remember the laughter, the joy, the hard work, and the tears.
And as you reflect on the past year, also be thinking of the new one to come.
Because most importantly, this is a time for new beginnings and celebration of life.
-Taylor Addison, Blue Mountain Arts, 1989
Thanks for the wild ride! I’ve had my ups and downs, laughter and tears, joys and sorrows. I have created memories that will forever be cherished and learned some life lessons that will always be remembered. I am grateful for the experiences but now it’s time to make new ones. It’s time to try new things, and go on new adventures. Birthday is a time for new beginnings.
Here’s to forty-two!