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Monday, May 30, 2011
Happy Birthday to Me!
Wednesday, June 1st is my birthday and I am a
At the tender age of five, when I was in kindergarten, my mother gave me five invitations to give to my favorite friends for a birthday celebration.
The day of my party my mother was shopping for food and ran into the mother of one of the children in my class. She asked my mother what I would like for my birthday. Surprised, my mother exclaimed, “But David (her son) wasn’t invited to Marie’s party.” David’s mother just smiled and said, “Oh, yes, he was.”
This was my mother’s first indication that something had gone astray. When the time for the party arrived, my mother was truly surprised to find the whole class showing up for the glorious event. I had given out the five invitations and then proceeded to invite everyone else by word of mouth.
Over the top? Ya think?
This has been the story of my life.
Somehow my birthday has become the most important day of the year to me. I want to CELEBRATE everything on that day…and then some.
You can imagine, then, the sadness that falls on me when that very special day is done. Another whole year of waiting!!!
Not this time. I have come up with the fabulous idea of celebrating my birthday not on one day…but for the whole year. And I have a theme for the year which is delighting me:
Cultivating Radiant Health!
I am the writer, director and producer of this event. Oh, yes. How cool is that!
Yesterday I set about to decide what things would bring me Radiant Health and the answers I came up with are not just the obvious ones you would imagine.
Here is the list so far and it's a Work in Progress:
Ground each moment.
Walk often during the day.
Enjoy the beauty of nature.
Connect with the rain.
Adore the sun.
Enjoy every different color in the sky.
Drink generous amounts of water.
View each person as a mystery... unraveling...
and bless my role as witness to that.
Experience the day in vignettes.
When one is complete, release and move on.
Celebrate my efforts.
Study others to find their beautiful character.
Choose foods from nature’s bounty.
Hug my favorite tree.
Completely feel my emotions.
Clear out a little clutter each day.
Speak my truth and listen to others' truth.
Get up and move around every twenty minutes.
Write my blog.
Embrace the Present Moment.
Embrace the pain body and gain the wisdom of each lesson.
Invite a sprinkling of moonbeams to help me see the soul view of what is happening.
Do Over difficult moments guided by Higher Self.
Vibrate at a high frequency using Conscious Intent.
Listen to water.
Embrace my intuition.
Appreciate life for the amazing gift that it is.
Read uplifting thoughts.
Acknowledge every wonderful thing I see.
Hold space for those in distress (as my energy permits).
Watch the birds and squirrels outside my window.
I'm still adding to this list and I'm wondering what YOUR Directory of Delights might look like!
Writing this blog post has put me in an even more joyous space. I hope you won't mind if I excuse myself to sing Happy Birthday to Me!