It’s my birthday today.
I’m off for a day of hiking, good food, good art, and time with my dear ones.
Every year, I try to ask myself: what do I really want? And then I do my best to give myself the gift of making that thing happen. It’s been such a process- and still is – to learn that it’s okay to want, to create, and to receive a beautiful celebration – whatever form it takes each year.
This year, one of the things I wanted was for all of you to know – hey, it’s my birthday! And yes, one of the things I’d love to receive are birthday wishes from you. After all, I spend a lot of time writing to you every year – you are important in my life!
Birthdays are so good for practicing:
-slowing down enough to discern what I really want (not what’s conventional, expected, convenient – but what I really want)
-once I know it, asking for it from others
-once know it, setting about the task of helping to make it happen
-receiving the love that is there in my life
-facing the sometimes difficult things birthdays magnify about my life, my age, and my community of friends and family
How good to get to practice all of that.
When you open to receive more love, well, you literally receive more love.
And you show the people in your midst how they might open to receive more love in their lives too.
On a different note, I also want to remind all of you about the Grandmother Power Blogging Campaign. The idea here is to get lots of us recognizing, discussing, and highlighting the incredible power of grandmothers – not just biological grandmothers, but of all elder women. If you are a blogger and haven’t yet joined in, I hope you will – details on how to write your post HERE.
And if you aren’t a blogger, I hope you’ll come by here and read a few of the 70+ beautiful grandmothers posts.
Wishing you a beautiful day –