Went to church. Had asked the rector what happened to the birthday blessings, they seem to have disappeared.
The signup sheet had places for Sick (to which I added a friend in pain) and then Thanksgivings. So I added "Andy Birthday"
The reader was Lil. She sort of did a double-take but then moved on in perfect stride: "And we give thanks for Andy's birthday."
>:-) So there is more than one way to skin a cat.
Birthday's are special. It is your one opportunity in the entire year to be appreciated for no other reason than that simply because you exist.
Other recognitions require a host of work and accomplishment aforehand.
But God loves each and every one of us for no more reason that
that simply we exist. Birthday recognitions are a recognition of this
We need to recognise birthdays.