Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Another day older!
Here I go again .... quoting, that is. (Leaving some to wonder when/if I'll ever share an original thought - LOL!)
So, today's my birthday ... yikes, is this middle-age!?!
I usually keep these occasions on the QT, but remembering what Sarah Ban Breathnach has to say about birthdays, I feel really compelled to share a few of her lines -- those which resonate on a personal level:
.....Many people who love you will try, but no-one can celebrate your birthday exactly the way you need for it to be observed. That’s because no-one knows the year you’ve just completed; no one else has lived it. What’s more, each year is different. Your 32nd and 48th birthdays won’t begin to resemble each other.
.....Birthdays are new beginnings, but they’re also moments of personal closure.
.....Every age brings with it 365 Real Life lessons.
Since my work week doesn't include time for personal reflection, I'll be tickled to hear the "Unicorn" song (and weep) ... perhaps color my eggs a happy kelly green. We've postponed "supper out" 'til the weekend. (Yes Virginia, a pilgrimage to the Perfect Cheeseburger still exists!)
So, seatbelt fastened, I'm thinking this may be my most enJOY-able decade yet.... hopefully sprinkled with more compassion. It's all in the attitude, right?