after all the worrying and complaining about my age… guess what, friends. my birthday came and went and instead of being gripped by a sense of fear and negativity, on the day itself i was instead gripped by an extreme sense of gratitude.
it just washed over me like the waves and as i sat on the beach with my coffee and journal i started spontaneously writing down all the myriad things in my life that i was grateful for.
not only the big elements in my life like my health and family and friends and freedom, but the rocks, waves and sand. all of it.
and it became so apparent to me, once again, that gratitude is everything. everything. as long as we have that, we are going to be OK!
(i am so grateful as well for you, my blogger friends. i know i have gotten behind between packing, unpacking, etc, blah, blah, blah..... i will be visiting soon!!)