Not just because it's my birthday this month....not even that reason actually. I don't like thinking that there is one particular day each year that is dedicated to me. I like having the mindset that I can celebrate myself. every. single. day!
In my quiet little way, I feel delight that I have given myself the gift of Health and Awareness. I even feel as though my eyesight has become clearer. I've been waking up with energy in my body, excitement in my mind and a stronger connection to my Spirit.
...just deepening the thoughts behind some of my previous posts...
In recent months, I feel as though I haven't always been living in alignment with Who I Really Am. I am not proud of some recent behaviours. Not just the post about alcohol, but a few other things too. I have felt a swirling, undercurrent, pulling me back and forth, testing me, teasing me, confusing me. I have felt a shifting all around me - with some of our friends, our activities, with things the children are interested in now, new business ideas, and just a lot of big and small changes.
I have felt myself withdrawing in order to ponder, to try and put my finger on what is just not working and what does not feel right to me.
Now I am coming through that tunnel, I am seeing the Light and I am grateful for the period of contemplation.
I am clearer in my priorities.... which is still strongly focused on our free-spirited life. But I have renewed passion to improve my physical health, add to my mental strength and deepen my Spiritual connection. Rediscovering this felt so right that I am celebrating every day! It seems as though, after having the intention, these things are finding ways to weave throughout the fabric of my days - all of those aspects, working together. Which is probably because I'm aware of the opportunities to take seemingly ordinary events, and add a new dimension to them. I am growing in all areas, and feeling the joy of that.
For me, the deep joy in each moment mostly stems from gratitude - for each breath, for the sun, the warmth, connection, playing...every. thing! I feel such a giddy delight in living simply! Some people don't understand the attraction we have to this lifestyle. They infer that they are superior because they have more material stuff. That's okay, we're happy for them. And we're happy for us.
You know, what other people think of me is none of my business. I just need to feel Right about being with myself. When I can walk proudly because I know that I am Being the Best I Can Be, then I can be grounded in my own confidence, and I can ripple out the Love and Joy that I feel. The Love and Joy that comes from within and from taking time to connect with Spirit and it all just gets better...deeper...stronger...