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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Reflections on the Day of my Birth

Today is the anniversary of my birth, so I am writing this as a journal. As I reflect on this past year and how much I have accomplished, I thank God. My faith is renewed and I am on my desired career path. When I think about what has taken place in just the course of one year, there is no telling what things will be like next year this time. I am expecting great things. I expect great things because I plan to fix my mind and attention on things that matter most in life. They are God and family (In that order). There will be time for helping and loving others, but if I concentrate on these things then I am sure to be all right.

I would like to wish a Happy Birthday to all of the August babies. I would like to give a special Happy Birthday shout to a friend from my old DC neighborhood; her name is Stephanie Paris. She has since passed away, but her memory and her smile still lives in my heart.

Well, enjoy your day everyone. Today, I am not going on any elaborate vacation or 5 star restaurant; instead, I’m going to hang out with my wife in Annapolis, MD. She has a meeting and I am just going to chill. I am good at chillin’. I can chill like you’ve never seen. Take care. Peace~

21 comments:

Michael J. West said...

Happy birthday!!!

Geoffrey Philp said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday, dear Stephen
Happy Birthday to you!

Emil said...

Well, well, friend ... many happy returns. I trust God blessed you on this anniversary! Hope you had a great day!!

Torie Michelle said...

Haha @ "I can chill like you've never seen."

Happy Birthday!

Fitzgerald said...

Happy birthday! May you have many more returns of the day, and enjoy your day of chilling.

Christina said...

I can't sing, so I will spare you a happy birthday melody but I can tell you that the world is a better place with you here.

Happy Birthday, dear friend! : )

Stephen Bess said...

You all are too kind. Thank you for the bday greetings. I had a wonderful day. Now, I'm tired and ready to lay down this heavy head.

sista gp said...

Happy Birthday! Love the perspective

Stephen Bess said...

Thanks, SistaGp. Peace~

the prisoner's wife said...

HAPPY BORN DAY, bless!!!!

i hope you enjoyed it! many blessing for the next year to come (and many many more after that).

peace

JackMandora said...

Happy birthday. Keep on cherishing what you have.
Walk Good

Lovebabz said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY! BIRTHDAY!

Chilling is all fine and good, however I hop eyou whoop it up just a bit...even if you just howl at the moon!

A year is a tremendous thing...trust me I know something about time...LOL!

Happy Birthday my friend. You are a jewel..rare indeed!

Muriel said...

Sorry I'm late Stephen. Happy birthday.

Stephen Bess said...

Pwife-
I'll take those blessings. Thanks and good to see you.

Jackmandora-
Yes, I need to walk good. I like that.

Lovebabz-
I made a lot of fuss last year. This year I was just chillin'. :)Thanks for your very kind words. Good to see you.

Muriel-
Thank you. It's not too late. :)

Bay Martin said...

There is the famous exhortation, "better late than never".

Belated Happy Birthday to my bloggermate! It is right to assume that you enjoyed every minute of your great day with your friends.

Have a blessed to you and your dear ones.

faith said...

Hello Stephen, Sorry this wish is so late, but it is no less heartfelt! I wish you the happiest of years to come and glad you had a great birthday! Take care and I will check in more soon!

Stephen Bess said...

BMartin-
Thank you, sir.

Faith-
Thank you. I thank God for each day. Good to see you.

Bygbaby said...

Happy belated!!!

Bygbaby

ViolentLove said...

Happy birthday (a little late)

May you be blessed throughout the year with an abundance of peace, truth, love and balance.

JustLove,
Robyn

Stephen Bess said...

Bygbaby-
Thnx, bro.

Violentlove-
I claim every bit of what you wrote. Thank you, sister. I return the love back two-fold. Peace~

Crankyputz said...

Happy Birthday, Many a blessing to ya.