Yesterday was my birthday. When I woke up in the morning and opened my eyes, I thought, wow, 36. But my feelings contradicted the thoughts in my head, because what I really felt was grateful. Not so much for what I have, or for what I've accomplished, but for being able to wake up each day, put my feet on the ground (or in my case, on the floor, 21 floors above the ground) and go into an unlimited, exciting world with my best friend, me. That is what feels different to me this year.
Over the years, I have established trust in myself to make good decisions based on analytical thought and a stiff dose of intuition. And, I have learned to have faith that along with challenges, good things are always coming. I can cheer myself up, calm myself down, and always see more than just a light at the end of a tunnel. Of course I don't have it all figured out, and I still get scared as heck and worry, and I will always need and cherish my wonderful husband, friends and family. But there is something so comforting in knowing that there is someone who always, always has my back. And that's me.
This, my friends, is my birthday wish for you!
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