(Me and my ‘niece’)
I’m not sure I’m one of those people who can write bullet points about what I’ve learned in a particular year – this blog probably won’t ever have a post titled ’40 things I’ve learned by 40.’ I learned a lot of difficult lessons in my life way earlier than I would have liked; I’ve found that is sometimes a blessing, sometimes a curse.
I do know that this year I’ve learned a lot about gratitude – it’s power, it’s simplicity. I’ve worked hard to learn how manage and eliminate stress in my life; something I wasn’t sure would be possible. I can honestly say that this is the happiest I’ve been in my life so far, and the horizon looks amazing from year 39, day 2.
My life, like everyone’s I assume, is a work in progress. In my journal, I marked my birthday with a couple of collages…things I’ve figured out, things I want to remember, things I’m still working on, plus some images that simply resonate with me. Here’s a peek:
So here’s to year 39 – I hope it has as much love, laughter, quiet, and simplicity as my birthday did.
Wishing much bliss to all of you on your special days.