Today is my Birthday. Every year on my birthday, I find myself doing some self reflection and inner observation. I have a journal that I sometimes use on my birthday, to write myself a message. Today I thought I would read this over and reflect but I could not find it.
What would it say from past years? It would depend on how far I went back in the journal I suppose. The farther back I would go, there would be entries about trying not to worry about what others think, about feeling better about myself, perhaps some guilt and shame thrown in there to add to the recipe, and then things that I wanted to improve in my life.
In later years, it would probably say something more along the lines of reflecting on what I accomplished in the past year and the great strides I had taken.
This year? So many wonderful things. At 52 I feel more free than I have ever felt in my life. Free to be ME! Free to choose and create my ideal days that revolve around Love, Gratitude and JOY! Free to express, to create, and to make my days meaningful and to live my life with both zest and depth.
My soul feels very HAPPY!!! One of the choices I made this past year stemmed from a comment someone shared with me once. They said that they had noticed that when people are around 50, they seem to make a choice. They either buy into aging or they turn this age into a sort of a pivot point where they make changes. They seem to wake up to how valuable health is and how it affects the quality of their life and future life.
Needless to say, I picked choice 2 and have never looked back. I decided to believe that I am getting younger every day and it’s working!!!! This past year has been monumental for me in my life in regard to the improved health of my body, mind and spirit… quantum in fact.
I have never felt better and every day gets more and more exciting. I am so looking forward to the rest of my life. So much so, that I lose sleep! lol
One of the key things I have found to help with these changes and in embracing aging is to apply focus. I do this with any change I am trying to implement. I choose not to focus on what I am giving up, on what I did have, or on what yesterday was like. I keep my sites on the NOW and the future. I find the freedom in the ‘new’ not the past.
In future blog posts and in my new coaching series that I am working on “Your Path to Joy”, I will be sharing more on how to get excited about making positive changes in your life and how to let go of things that no longer serve us.
If you are reading this, thank you for being in my life. Today I am getting so many wonderful messages on Facebook, through text messaging and more and I feel so Blessed and grateful. I am grateful for every experience I have had the pleasure of experiencing in life and I am grateful for every interaction with every one who has touched my life in some way.
I send much LOVE to all today and my wish for you is to make the rest of your life the best ever!
Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to me!
I love you Maggie. The best is yet to come 🙂