Last February, Facebook celebrated a big birthday. As a way of saying Thank You to the millions of people who use Facebook on a daily basis, they gave each of us a short – one minute – personal birthday video. A photo montage of highlights from our lives – starting from the anniversary of your FB join date. The perfect minute, set to the perfect music. They did it so tastefully.
I watched mine over and over again when it first came out. Then the excitement faded a bit and like a beloved childhood toy, it sat dusty on a shelf. Unwatched, but readily available for those days when you felt reminiscent. Or in need of a little pick-me-up.
And, I do reach for mine. I reach for it on days when I need a reminder of just how blessed I am. It’s a constant reminder of just how much I have been given in my life and how fortunate I am to be surrounded by an amazing family and dear friends.
Are you on Facebook? Do you remember the day you received your birthday video? When was the last time you dusted it off and watched it?
Today is a good day to take a moment to sit back, take a short breather, and be grateful for the many blessings that surround you every single day.