Hello. This last week I have been so busy I have not had time for blogging or even much time for the internet. Between work, an “advanced communication ” course and keeping the house in “viewing” standard. I have hardly opened my computer and frankly not had much inspiration for blogging.
But today is my birthday and I feel I HAVE to mark it with some reflections.
Today is the start of another year for me. So I feel this is the day I need to make resolutions.
I can’t believe I am SIXTY THREE! time goes by so fast and accelerates as you get older. It is also our thirteenth wedding anniversary. (when did that happen?)
But no use musing on the past. I cannot do anything to change that. …. Unlike on my 60th, I have now got over that shock (of suddenly being officially “old”) and the depression that followed and truly have a daily feeling that this is IT, make the most of it while you can.
Almost as if I have woken up to the world. The lights have come on, Everything is brighter. I can suddenly smell the roses. A it like the scene in the Wizard of Oz, when it changes from sepia to colour.
I find I am gradually “editing” my life. Letting go emotionally of the things that do not matter so much to me and clutter up my life, things I once thought were important , but actually have only brought stress. Things like my house, job, ambition, pride, status and chasing happiness instead of sitting down and appreciating what I have now.
……and treasuring the things that I love, mainly people.
On one of my cards, a friend wrote.
“ I wish you the happiest of birthdays my friend, Never forget , you were born at the time of year when light starts to prevail over darkness”
and of course it is always the spring equinox when my birthday comes round and maybe it has taken me sixty three years to understand that.
In short, don’t worry be happy!
So here are some wedding pictures, they get put in the cupboard and it is nice to look at them.
and here I am today!
Have a good day. make the most of it…I know I will!
..and a year ago today, we had a perfect day in London.