Birthday Things

Today is my birthday, officially at 10:03pm EDT I will be 59!

There I wrote it without crying or laughing; so I must be okay with it, right?

Today was a good day, it started with a New guided meditation from my Insight Timer App (I highly recommend the app for those of you interested in pursuing meditation). The mediation was followed by a phone call from my mom (age 82) who sang happy birthday to me, something I look forward to, and will miss when it ends… After visiting my mother and stepfather, I had a lovely cappuccino and a scone for breakfast which I enjoyed by the bay. I treated my self to my favorite foods; a peanut butter sandwich on a fresh baked roll for lunch and a vanilla cream donut for dinner!

Some other highlights were calls from my cousin, my brother and a black belt student who’s now living in Florida, I received lovely thoughtful gifts from family, friends and students and yes there was cake (I’m in a sugar coma)…

New things; the new meditation, and a new Wen Fragrance 

I know none of these are life changing events or might not be blog worthy, but I didn’t promise that – I’m going to be trying for 60 new things now 58 new things… Some will be more exciting and challenging, but every journey starts with a first step and those were my first two! I’ve learned some key things today, one looking for new things makes me more aware of what I have and I’m more open to noticing and appreciating.

The best things about today, is my birthday song from my mom, my diabetic cat feeling well enough to snuggle with me and the gift of a stuffed bunny I call Zo from a 5 year old boy, those are gifts of the heart and there’s nothing better not peanut butter  or vanilla cream donuts!


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