More Butterflies Becoming

I think I like butterflies.  🙂  And I have this stencil that I like to use…so this particular shape has a tendency to land in my journal often.  IMG_0015IMG_0029


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.



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3 Responses to More Butterflies Becoming

  1. Aleata Gregory January 21, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    I think you Butterflies are beautiful.

  2. Susan January 21, 2015 at 11:28 am #

    Happy Birthday!

  3. Anonymous January 21, 2015 at 4:06 pm #

    I am sorry, I thought I had posted earlier today to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! But I must have forgot to enter post. I love your Butterflies for your birthday and I remember when you were born you were the symbol of the butterfly being New Life. The family was all looking forward to the happiness of a baby after the death of grandpa and you were that first grandchild to be born after several years and your birth was on Grandpa and Grandma’s wedding anniversary. May you be blessed with many blessing of love, joy, surprises and adventure today and all year. Lots and Lots of Love, Uncle Richard and Aunt Connie PS: Looking forward to seeing more butterflies.

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