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Tomorrow is a new day. Tomorrow is a new month. Tomorrow is August.

August 2015.

Thirty Augusts ago a new little human was about to enter the world and take her first breath… It took the whole month, but thanks to an incredibly patient, never-give-up, absolutely determined woman (my mom) I had the privilege of taking my first breath on August 31st, 1985! And thanks to the Big Guy upstairs I’ve taken 8,409,600 breaths each year since!

“The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty God gives me life!” Job 33:4

I’m so thankful for life; thankful I have the opportunity to experience it new each and every day. What a privilege it is to breathe, to walk this earth, and to be a part of humanity! 30 years I’ve been given…

30 years to experience God’s creation.

30 years to build relationships.

30 years to learn new things.

30 years of opportunities.

30 years to build, invest, grow.

30 years to tear down, let go, simplify.

30 years to play.

30 years to learn responsibility.

For thirty years the Lord has been pursuing me, making Himself known, and calling me to live a life of reckless abandon by the grace of Jesus! It’s a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to turn 30 and I happen to be doing it at the end of this month*… I want to make the most of it!

So over the next thirty days I will be celebrating life! In little ways and in big, on Instagram (@pvmal) and Facebook (Mallory Gilbert), I will be posting about the things that make life LIFE; challenging both myself and you to celebrate with intentionality. The fact that I am writing this and you are reading it means we’ve both been given another day here on earth! Let’s not waste it! Follow along and join in: #LifeIsWorthCelebrating!

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*I turn 30 on the 31st in case you wanted to get me a present! 😉