December 9, 2008

A Beautiful Life

My mom gave me a great card, from Hallmark, for my birthday. It reads....
How to make
A Beautiful Life

reflections for a Daughter on her birthday

Love yourself.
Make PEACE with who you are and where you are at this moment in time.
Listen to your heart.
If you can't hear what it's saying in this noisy world, make TIME for yourself.
Enjoy your own company.
Let your mind wander among the stars.

Take chances.
Make Mistakes.
Life can be messy and confusing at times, but it's also full of surprises.
The next rock in your path might be a stepping-stone.

Be happy.
When you don't have what you want, want what you have.
Make DO.
That's a well-kept secret of contentment.

There aren't any shortcuts to tomorrow.
You have to MAKE YOUR OWN WAY.
To know where you're going is only part of it.
You need to know where you've been, too.
And if you ever get lost, don't worry.
The people who love you will find you.
Count on it.

Life isn't days and years.
It's what you do with time and with all the goodness and grace that's inside you.
MAKE A BEAUTIFUL LIFE...the kind of life you deserve.


  1. I know I'm a few days late, but Happy Birthday, Jodi! :) Your are still in my prayers! Big birthday hugs!

  2. Thank you for sharing! It's appropriate for many of us no matter what the struggle. Your mom sounds like a special person. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!