Birthday Reflections

Every year on my birthday, I like to spend some time reflecting on my life and who I am as a person.  Have I changed?  Have I stayed the same?  Often, the answer is both.

Today, I am feeling extremely grateful for the gift of life.  What an amazing thing, to be alive – to see beauty and experience suffering, to see yourself and the world around you change with each passing year.

I am grateful to my parents for bringing me into the world and caring for me.  I am grateful to the divine power that breathes life into all living beings.  And, on this day of my birth, I am grateful for who I am.  I am silly, sensitive, sad, tender-hearted, empathetic, harmony-seeking, fun-loving, introverted, anxious, creative, zany, and many other things.  But, if I had to pick one single thing that I feel defines me as a person, it would undoubtedly be the communion I feel with Mother Nature.  It is the one thing that makes me feel completely whole as a person, and for this, I feel truly blessed.

I have had such a wonderful birthday, just walking and relaxing with the one I love.  I can’t think of any better birthday gift!

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3 thoughts on “Birthday Reflections

  1. Happy Birthday to our most favorite Elvis impersonator, first cousin’s daughter, blogger, and celebrator of Spring!!Know that we’re thinking of you and wishing you many, many more birthdays of happiness and joy! WIsh we wereto blow out the candles on the birthday cake with you. And then, eat a giant piece of it. I LOVE cake!!Our very best wishes to a special woman,Doug and Mary

    • Thank you, Doug and Mary! I wish I could’ve teleported you both over to celebrate with me, LOL! I think you really would’ve enjoyed the hike we did and hanging out by the beautiful waterfall. I didn’t have any cake though. 😉 Sending much love to you both.

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