These are apropro for today. It’s my birthday. (The fact I am telling you is actually kind of crazy…I do NOT celebrate usually.)
It reminds me that even though as my husband reminded me, I am half way to dead (40, hahaha Jeffrey), I am still a work in progress. These are good little reminders that when I allow myself to to soar and do what I am meant to do, it is lighter, better, freer, happier. I am still becoming the person God created me to be. He still has lots of plans for me on a long road. I can change who I am: whether I keep slowly progressing toward something better and better, or even if I slip and fall back into the pit sometimes, I can fly back out. Everyday is a new opportunity to laugh and love at the good and the bad.
And that is what this birthday is, cathartic. Opening the wings and coming out of a cocoon, allowing myself grace for the past and looking toward the future with antennae on high alert for the good stuff.
Two years ago, I was not in a good place head wise on this day so I decided to do something different: I did a random acts of kindness day. The kids and I spent any money they would have used for a present to buy flowers for people, hand mints out at Walmart, buy a kid a balloon and a lady some diapers and some guy some gas. I encouraged my friends and family to do the same. They let me know what they did and that was good stuff. We are going to repeat today and do some RAKS. Want to join me? Let me know in the comments if you do. It will make you feel lighter and brighter, I guarantee.