This past week I celebrated the beginning of another trip around the sun. For the past few years, this occasion finds me more contemplative than any other time of year.
I am blessed beyond measure and thankful to still be part of this wonderful thing called life. The people in my life start asking me what I want and truthfully, I want for nothing, of course they find something to give me and nothing pleases me more than the gift of their heart that they so openly give.
I can see hearts in their eyes. I can see hearts in their smiles as they hand me whatever it is they have chosen.
These are moments that I treasure and hold close to my heart. They want to do something out of love. What a wonderful gesture.
Along with these heartfelt messages came some robo-messages but one actually stood out to me and made me think. I want to share it with you.
"What matters most in life is often viewed as peripheral to the things that we usually focus on. Passion takes a backseat to production, wellness to working, and balance to busyness. The old adage that 'life is not a dress rehearsal' is so true, and yet we act to the contrary by putting off what is truly important or indulging in things that are not. On your birthday, stop focusing on your age and start meditating on your life at this exact moment. How can you make it better? During the next year, reshuffle your priorities. Spend more time with family and friends, take care of your body and health and offer to help others in need. Discover what matters most to you and make your daily life into a true reflection of those ideals, beliefs and attitudes."