Monday, November 26, 2012

BIRTH DAYS........

Today is my birthday.  I am never quite sure how to define this day.  We didn't celebrate birthdays growing up.  But everything tells me they are supposed to be a big deal, according to social norms.  

I like to consider every day a birthday/birth day.  Every day is a celebration of my being. Every day an opportunity to open my eyes to see the world in a new and different light.  Every day a desire to crawl out of my sheltered, comfortable self and expose myself to new ideas, new connections, new experiences.  Every day a time to celebrate and embrace who I am and who I am becoming.  

This year, as with all the others, I will be blessed with ripples and tides - the joys and challenges of life.  I will find adventures and surprises in the cracks and crevices, places that I didn't expect.  I will curse the passing of time, feeling like I never have enough hours, weeks, years to experience all that I wish to experience.  

And yet, I will end each day richer and with a heart more full than the day before, with all the many little miracles I get to be witness to and be a part of, in this simple and complex, mundane and exciting life of mine.  


  1. A very happy very belated birthday. What wonderful and inspiring thoughts and images to celebrate!

    1. Marcie,
      Thank you so very much! It was a wonderful day and I look forward to an amazing year ahead.