It is birthday season around our home. Three of us share the month of October for our birthdays, so needless to say that it is a busy (and expensive) month. Of course, I had the pleasure of starting the season off and I must say that it was a blessed day. There were plenty of Happy Birthday greetings, breakfast in bed, lovely presents, and a trip to my favorite restaurant, Cheesecake Factory, with my hubby and some good friends. I felt blessed through out the day, but I also used the day to reflect on the many ways that I have been truly blessed throughout my years of life. God has given me so much ranging from salvation to my health and strength to my wonderful hubby. As I reflect on those things, I can't help but wonder if I am doing enough with my blessings. Am I giving enough in a way that is pleasing to God? Am I reaching out to the hurting and the lost in a way that is pleasing to God? Am I living a life as a "living sacrifice" as God would have me to do? With these questions, I pray and reflect and know what I need to work on. After all, I am here for his glory. As I welcome a new perspective into my life, I also welcome a new addition to the family for my birthday!