“I have observed that any good resolutions or exercises begun at the recurring period of our birthday are more seriously impressed upon the mind, when we reflect that a birthday on earth more easily transfers our thoughts to the birthday of our future existence.” (CW 1:545)
– St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

– Heavenly Father, I thank you for the gift of life, and when my next birthday comes around, I will make a sincere effort to review my personal goals in the light of eternity.