Happy Birthday to me! Sharing a few of my birthday joys thus far...
My first nasturtium bloomed today, a lovely, edible flower with a fascinating center!
Mountain Man created a fresh mountain wildflower bouquet for me, especially attractive, as it was made with love:)
There is going to be a blue moon this evening (it is called such because it is the second full moon in a month, and when the atmosphere is right, it will appear blue). I am looking forward to seeing it in the beautiful dark night mountain sky! As of this moment, no sight of the moon...I will keep looking!
The last thing I want to share is that I am now 51. I am perfectly happy being 51, I feel great about me and my life, and it sure is better than the alternative, which brings me to my anxiety about it. I figure if I share this with you, get it in writing, then I'll be done with it...my mom died when she was 51; she had just gotten to the point in her life that she had gained self-confidence and I believe really learned to love herself just as she was and thus able to enjoy her life. Then all of a sudden, her life was over. No advance warning, no chance for preparation. For many years, I have felt confident, accepted myself just the way I am, embracing opportunities to grow, and have kept moving in a forward direction, loving my life. (Interesting that the theme of my daily inspirational reading for today was No Regrets, and the title "I Love My Life"...perfect and serendipitous that this was the theme on my birthday.) Even though my love of my life is nothing new, being 51 is. So I have this thought running around in my head (logical or not) that my path may follow hers. With that said, I am letting it go. For good. I will not think it any longer. I will not voice it any longer. I know I have another 50 years to go, just like my maternal grandmother. Thank you for "lending your ear" (or should I say eyes), and feel free, if you are open to this way of thinking, to send some supportive "healing, letting go" thoughts this way.
Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,
51 and going strong,