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My Birthday Wish: All I Want This Year is More Wisdom

Wisdom Today, I turn 60 and enter the winter of my life. I am starting it off with a bang! Tomorrow, I am having three teeth extracted, getting a partial temporary denture, and ultimately a four-tooth permanent (implant) bridge. I’m getting old! But with age, comes wisdom; the earthly kind.

Earthly wisdom comes from life’s experiences. Those of us in the winter of our lives have a keen awareness for what is important: a strong faith, good health, and our family’s welfare. We find that if we have these three things, then we have all that we need. However, even with the 60 years under my belt, I still seek more Wisdom. When you get to my age, you find yourself asking those soul searching questions:

  • Am I on the right course?
  • Am I living my life doing everything I can to accomplish God’s will?
  • Do I need to make amends with anyone?

Seeking More Wisdom

God’s Divine Wisdom is full and perfect. Man’s earthly wisdom is incomplete and imperfect. The Catechism defines Wisdom as “a spiritual gift which enables one to know the purpose and plan of God.” 1 Oh, how I would love to receive that as a 60th birthday present! Then, I would be able to answer my soul searching questions, with confidence.

In case I don’t get what I’d like for my birthday, I will rest assured that if I veer off course, Christ will steer me back in the right direction. I know that if there is something more to accomplish, God will place the task in my lap. And lastly, if I need to make amends with anyone, speak up!

Now it’s time for me to take the remainder of the day off, because a person turns the big 6-0 only once (Thank God!). Happy birthday to me!


1 Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Ed. Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1997. Print. p. 903

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6 Responses to My Birthday Wish: All I Want This Year is More Wisdom

  • I hope you get your birthday wish and even more! Big Birthday hugs my friend !

  • Reminds me of the Christmas song, “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!” Only it’s your birthday and you want that and so much more!

    • Ha! Nancy, it will be Christmas before this saga ends. Apparently after the teeth are pulled tomorrow, and the bone graft material is inserted, I need to wait three months for it to take. Then the implants go in, and I wait another three months until a temporary bridge is made. Then another month or so before the final permanent bridge is ready to be cemented in. So, I am singing the tune, “All I want for Christmas is my permanent teeth!”

      All prayers would be appreciated! – Peace, Ginny

  • What’s this winter of my life thing? You’re still a kid! Wisdom comes from age. By now, I’ve already made most mistakes!

    • You’re too kind! Average life span is somewhere around 80. So, if we divide by four, then I’m beginning the fourth quarter of my life. Or as I prefer to call it, the winter. However, you will never see the “snow” on my head! Only my hairdresser will know for sure!

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