On this day, God wants you to know that today you have a cause for celebration. Today, you should celebrate what an unbelievable life you have had so far: the accomplishments, the many blessings, and, yes, even the hardships because they have served to make you stronger. Just as a gem cannot be polished without friction, nor can a life be perfected without trials. Take a time to acknowledge your life and to praise yourself.
If you facebook then you might want to check out these posts. They are inspirational. Anyhow, I especially liked this one. It explains why this process is taking so long. I'm a diamond. Obviously. ;)