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Power of Celebration

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How happy and excited are you when you celebrate something?  You celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, holidays — all kinds of personal and special occasions. You give a card or gift, call the person, throw a party, go to lunch or dinner and surprise someone with your love. Those emotions, ceremonies, giving and feelings of love are all gratitude.

Any birthday with a “0” in it, is a big event for me.  I ponder my past and formulate my future, as I am turning 60 years old this month. It struck me that I was not really noticing and enjoying my present life, my today.  A friend of mine texted me, “Congratulations on (whatever it was)! What are you doing to celebrate?” That stopped me dead in my tracks. I forgot to celebrate. To me, first and foremost a celebration of myself. It means taking time to recognize and acknowledge what I’ve done.  It is an act of self-love.

I have not always thought this way.  I used to live a world full of achievement without acknowledgement.  I didn’t think taking time to celebrate my accomplishments was necessary.  After all, I knew what I had done.   So I asked myself, If I want the process of creating and making and doing to feel energizing and inspiring — What do I need?  By not celebrating, I realized I was missing out on rewarding myself for my hard work.  Continue reading Power of Celebration

Kick-off to my birthday month

For those of you who do not know I celebrate my birthday all month and the kick-off was Friday with my girls.

Ok I say my birthday, but actually Friday was Annette’s birthday (pretty lady, front & center) and Keetra’s (pretty lady  in the red) is even before mine. I am next to the good looking & only guy in the photo, Tim.

Will you get a scope here. …. No we do NOT share our age(s).

Happy Birthday Annette & Keetra. Enjoy