Where I live the local radio station has a birthday or special occasion greeting show every morning, 6 days a week. This morning the show was live and it went on for a longer period of time. It was nice to hear the live voices calling to congratulate for birthdays and graduations. I have a birthday this month and the best wishes are already coming in.
I want to pause in gratitude though, "Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe." Deepak Chopra.
I'm grateful for the flamboyant trees that bloom so fully each July, the mangoes that also abound, the love from my daughter that shows in the handwriting on the envelope of my birthday card and the very emotional card she chose. Each birthday is an opportunity to pause and reflect, to revise the bucket list and acknowledge the grey hairs. A chance to review the course I'm on and make any adjustments. So many things I want to do, when will I find the time?
I'm grateful for this life and all the twists and turns that have brought me to this moment. Humbled by the blessings and strengthened by the challenges. Grateful for the gifts I have to use, the people who come into my life to teach me how to use them and even the ones who leave or who I must leave. This year I will be the same age as the last two digits in the year I was born! Thank you Spirit, Father, God or Goddess, for this my life!