I believe that just like the seasons of the year there are seasons of our life. Some are harder than others. Most we learn and grow from. When I was younger I was running through life - literally and figuratively. Now, I have slowed down on purpose (most of the time). I think I've started to give myself a pass because I am a little older. That's ok if it feels right. But if I am standing in my own way of moving forward thenI have to think long and hard if that is what I want to do. And it's not.
So this is going to be a year of pursuing my dreams, discovering my community, and exploring all of the many ways to be creative. It's going to be a year of sharing what I learn, embracing the day, and being inspired by the world around me. It's going to be a great year whether I am one year older or ten years younger. What is wonderful and can be my birthday present to myself each and every day is that I am in charge of creating how I feel and react to the things that happen throughout the day and year. I can control whether I feel one year older or ten years younger. I just need to remember that and not let a number make the difference. I would love it if you would share my special day with me by doing something special for yourself. It would be a great gift for both of us.
You don't need diamonds to make your light shine brighter and brighter. It comes from knowing who you are, what you love to do, and sharing your dreams and yourself with the world. Then it is easy to sparkle. Ginny