I thank you for giving me another year of life
I thank you for all the people who have remembered me today
And also for all the achievements and all the friends you have given to me during the past year.
I thank you for all the experiences, the success and happy memories;
for times of failure which reminded me of my own weaknesses and of my need for you; for times of joy when the sun was shining; for times of sorrow which drove me to you.
Forgive me, Lord for the hours I have wasted; for the chances I failed to take; for the opportunities I missed in the past year.
Forgive me that I did not use my talents and abilities to the fullest because I was lazy and wanted the things the easy way, or I did not completely trust in your support.
Help me in the days which lies ahead to making this coming year better than last year and closer to you, my Lord. AMEN
I wish myself a happy birthday today, for I am happy to be born in this world, in this body, and at this time!