Today I turned 43! 43 years of living! I find birthdays a gift in themselves. It's a celebration of not only the day you were born but a celebration of all the life you have lived up to this day. For me my birthday is also a day to look forward. There is so much more life I want to live and so much I want out of my time on this Earth. The reality is we only really have the time that is right in front of us.
Today I will give my self the gift of "presence".
In yoga class I gave myself that time to breathe, move and be present. Yoga makes me a better human being which is really a gift not only to myself but also to those around me. My boys can testify to that! ;)
Today I will do all the things I enjoy and spend a quiet evening at home with a homemade meal whipped up by my big Mr. and little Mr. I can't wait! Those two make every day the best day.
I've received many well wishes today. I'm so grateful for the people in my life.
I also received these stunning flowers from my sister in law. There they were waiting by my front door when I returned home from yoga. Big smile. A beautiful reminder of one of the most beautiful people I know, inside and out.
Tonight after my birthday dinner, once my little mr. is tucked in bed, I will lounge on the couch with my big Mr., a glass of wine and my old friend. Today is a good day.
P.S This post by Zen Habits blog was a lovely reminder of the Art of Living. A wonderful read and another gift to myself. If you have a few minutes I invite you to read. It will be your gift to yourself. Enjoy.