I had a huge celebration this week. There was no party, no candles, no big gathering. And yes, it was my birthday, but that was not the focus on my celebration. I was celebrating my life.
On my birthday I received a number of texts, cards, calls (even a few renditions of Happy Birthday sung to me) and yes, thanks to Facebook a number of posts. The wishes from everyone were wonderful and made me grateful for the people I have come in contact with and who are in my life.
My birthday is also a time for reflection. It’s a tradition I do on every birthday. My day starts with me sitting with my journal and writing. I reflect on who I have become. What kind of wife, mother (to my dog), friend, teacher, and person am I? Where have I grown? What are the things and who are the people am grateful for. I also take the time to consider what fears I faced during the year and when I stepped into courage what did I accomplish? I sit quietly, reflect and write.
My celebration was for my life, and what I have built around me. Is there more that I want to accomplish? Absolutely! Are there ways I could be more supportive to other people? No doubt. But this is growth, and as long as I keep growing, I’ll keep moving forward and celebrating life.
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