Saturday, April 24, 2010

It's My B-DAY!!!

Today is my 38th birthday. And I feel beyond blessed!

So I'm going to take today to count and recount the many ways I am loved by others and am a contributor to the sweetness of life in and around me. :)

The day you were born is an important day. It is the day your life began, which in itself is a miracle that we take for granted. It is the start to an incredibly personal journey that will lead you in circles of varying degrees between the desert and the promised land. Because we need both to strengthen and fortify us in different ways.

On this, my 38th anniversary to myself, I'm giving thanks for ~ physical strength to move and play and ~ spiritual and mental endurance to seek answers to my problems and embrace ideas and philosophies that open my understanding of the world. These abilities bring such joy that I at times undone by them.

Right in this moment even, there are many things coming together and making lovely bows of loose ends that have been dangling. But I give thanks for both the bow and the dangler that seems to have no pairing. Because we all know what it feels like to be that end ~ to be your whole self out on that limb.

There are many people that make or break our journeying. I try my best to stay the course with those that make and run like hell from those that are the other. In this life I have a husband that loves me so thoroughly we often forget where the other ends/begins. I have a bestie whose shoulder I can cry on and laugh with at a moments notice (she lives right across the street and we've been joined at the heart since the first day we met in 1995). A travel buddy that will go anywhere at any time (so long as we stay in a 4 star or higher). And a family that helps me discover and rediscover who I am at all stages of this wonderful life.

Thank you for being a part of all the love in my heart. xo


Lyn said...

Angela - let me be the first (blogger) to wish you a very happy birthday. You are so right - our birth dates are very important and I admire how you reflected on the gifts and blessings in your life. You are ready for everything and when OPPORTUNITY comes knocking - you'll greet it with open arms.
Love, Lyn (cheers!)

shellbell said...

happy happy birthday! while i only know you in the blogosphere, i look forward to your insightful posts. i feel lucky and pleased to bear witness to snippets of your journey, at least in some small way.
have a fantastic day!

Bob said...

Birthday greetings.

You are a lucky lady.

bein' good to me said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Angela!! What a lovely, lovely post. :)

Smarts said...

Thank you ALL for the comments. I so thoroughly enjoyed my birthday and yet it was probably one of the most low key ones I've ever had.

Blessings to all of you. xo