Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Who Does That?

Each year, I throw my own birthday party.  That's right; I have a birthday party for myself every year.  This year someone flippantly said, "Who does that?!"  I was all, "Tuh. Puh. Kuh. - I DO!"
Upon first glance it may seem that I suffer from Narcissistic Personality Disorder.  After all, I tell people that I secretly think I’m God’s favorite.  The truth is I just really like being alive.  And while we are being honest, I also really like being me.   Please don't misunderstand; I do not think I am better than anyone else.  I don’t.  You see, I want you to think that you are God’s favorite, too.  I think kids in the world should all secretly think they are their parents’ favorite child.  That’s good parenting!  And since God is the Best Dad Ever, it makes sense that we all think we are His favorite.

When I was small, there was a sign over the water fountain at school that said, “I know I’m somebody cuz’ God don’t make no junk!”  Grammar aside, I believe that with my whole heart.  Psalm 149:13 says that we are fearfully and wonderfully made.  YOU are fearfully and wonderfully made, and so am I!  Instead of complaining about our lives, we should be celebrating them. 

The other reason I have a party for myself is because I love watching people have fun.  Some of my favorite words are: laughter, joy, happiness, silly, delightful, spontaneous, giggle, grateful, humorous, and thankful.   The list goes on ad nauseum, but I will spare you.  Basically, I am your quintessential sunshine and lollipops kind of girl.  I enjoy watching people enjoy life.  After all, like Psalm 118 says, “This IS the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.  Emphasis mine!

Yes, every year I have a party for myself.  I DO that.  I throw a party to celebrate lots of things.  True, it’s my birthday.  But, it’s also a perfect opportunity to praise the Lord, laugh, celebrate you, do something crazy and just be beautiful in His eyes.  You are beautiful in His eyes.  You are His favorite.   

Consequently, come next July, be looking for an invitation to my party.   

Muu Muus and House Shoes ~ 
37 Birthday Blessings!
Goin' Dancin' at Hanks! 


1 comment:

Allison said...

I so want to do that! I should throw my own parties!
And I love the muu-muus and house shoes idea!