Sunday Secret

bdayWhen my birthday rolls around, I tend to think of it as a time to review the landscape of my life. Like my own personal New Year, I review and study and dream about what, exactly, is included in the environs of my everyday existence. I tend to prefer a quiet day when I think about the day I arrived here, years ago. I tend to think on what is good and true and real—how I have created this life for myself and my companions. How I have cultivated my resilient nature and taken so many things in stride. How I love heartily those who are most important to me. And then I wonder where my bumpy and gorgeous path will lead me. I wonder if I’ll ever arrive at the destination that I am headed. Then I remind myself that the only destination is the moving forward, the fighting for what I know to be grand—the adventures, the days when I feel peaceful and content, the parts of me that never want to stop reaching for what I know to be beauty, what I know to be good. The part of me that thinks about who I am and appreciates the place that I’ve come to where I can say, “I’m so happy I was born.”

Cheers To the Glory of Existence,
Gertrude of the Grateful

6 Comments on "Sunday Secret"

  1. Catalyst says:

    Happy birthday, pardner!

  2. Claudia says:

    I second that motion! Happy Birthday!

  3. Happy Birthday, Cupcake, and many happy returns of the day!

    What a marvelous birthday reflection and daily mantra.