Why is it that tea triggers a tsunami of panic in our minds? Not the tea that you typically drink, but the ty that comes at the end of twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty and ninety. The panic begins as we realize that we are leaving behind a decade of as well as beginning a chapter of a new one. I am not sure which one scares me more LOL Reflecting upon all of the "What ifs" and "If onlys" from my past, or the unknown experiences to come in my future. As my birthday closely approaches and I will be celebrating fifty, I hold on to my faith as I fight the fear of what is to come. As part of my strategic faith, I focus on the candle on my cake to be a number 1. This number 1 candle represents the gift of another year of life that God has blessed me with. With the focus of gratitude for this year gifted to me comes the strength by faith to overlook the fears that taunt me. My Birthday wishes have definitely transitioned from material to spiritual during my more mature years. Be sure to check out our lesson entitled Birthday Wishes to reflect more.