LIFESTYLE: MY BIRTHDAY
I have a 'big' Birthday coming up tomorrow . . . and I'm NOT a birthday person. I ADORE to celebrate other peoples, and spoil them, but my own, I don't really celebrate it. My fondest memories of my birthday consist of my mama's homemade cakes, her waking me up in the morning with the sweetest of hugs and kisses, and a day full of my favorite things (back then C A N D Y! haha), and presents that she picked oh so perfectly.
I feel like there’s a concept of how you should be, what you 'should have' and feel at a certain age, and I’m not sure anybody really fits into it or 'has IT'. I hope they don’t, because I sure don't.
E V E R Y D A Y for me is a blessing, and an opportunity to serve, grow and love even MORE. That is it.
I'm reminded of one of my favorite quotes, as I reflect upon my days on this planet thus far //
“As it is, we are merely bolting our lives—gulping down undigested experiences as fast as we can stuff them in—because awareness of our own existence is so superficial and so narrow that nothing seems to us more boring than simple being. If I ask you what you did, saw, heard, smelled, touched and tasted yesterday, I am likely to get nothing more than the thin, sketchy outline of the few things that you noticed, and of those only what you thought worth remembering. Is it surprising that an existence so experienced seems so empty and bare that its hunger for an infinite future is insatiable? But suppose you could answer, “It would take me forever to tell you, and I am much too interested in what’s happening now.” How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such a fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself as anything less than a god? And, when you consider that this incalculably subtle organism is inseparable from the still more marvelous patterns of its environment—from the minutest electrical designs to the whole company of the galaxies—how is it conceivable that this incarnation of all eternity can be bored with being?” ~ Alan Watts, The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
So tomorrow I will SIMPLY BE. There is no "shoulds" , "should haves" . . . everyones journey is different, and THAT should be a daily celebration.
Tomorrow I celebrate you. I wish for only happiness and h e a l t h for those who I love, who love me, or who are yet to find these in their life. I dedicate wishes to each of you. All I wish is that you prioritize you for a moment, that's all I really want. The greatest gift I could ever see and receive . . . everyone happy and healthy.
Let's celebrate LIFE + YOUR JOURNEY TOMORROW. No awkward birthday celebrations : )
Here's to another magical, dream + love filled year.
love & light