My New Dawn🙋🏽

Which of my Maker’s benefits can I forget today even as my soul blesses my Lord? Is it for the gift of sleeping and waking up daily in good health and soundness of mind? Or is it perhaps for making the lines fall unto me in pleasant places? Or for making all things, including my unpleasant experiences, work together for my good? Or the gift of a die-hard loving family? Or those friends who drop all to come to my aid at my slightest whimper? Or bosses who saw value in me, even when I had no faith in myself? I can’t forget any of the benefits I tell you…

Today for me is a day of a pure thanksgiving state of heart because I definitely could never have come this far on my own, not even close!

So in humble adoration to my Maker, I enter my new dawn with eager anticipation and look forward to my next decade because I know that it is settled.

Happy birthday to me💃🏽

– Adefolake

*image credit: Studio De Best UNILAG

*gown credit: Big Sis Dolls😍


Counting my Blessings

As I add another year today, I cannot help but look back upon the mercies of my Maker and count my many blessings.

For the gift of sound mind, I remain eternally indebted, because I know what it feels like not to have one. Again, I can’t take the simple joys of sleeping and waking up for granted because yet again, I know what it feels like to lose sleep. For provision and protection from the vicissitudes of life, I remain grateful.

In sum, for the grace to successfully withstand the stressors in life, I bow my knees in obeisance.

Happy birthday to me💃🏽