Today is my birthday.
My son is busy working today, so my husband and son took me out to dinner last Friday evening. I remember sitting there and just appreciating them (they are both hysterically funny). I’ve been practicing “being present” and “being grateful” for the “real wealth” in my life.
I’m 55. I’ve spent a fair amount of my life “waiting” ~ waiting for the kids to get older, for the weather to change, for a different job, etc. I haven’t wasted all of my life (there is some really great stuff there), but I want to enjoy the rest of my life by being present more often. I don’t want to look back on my life and see “busyness” or “waiting.” I want to see people I love, laughter and the good things of which life is made. Yes, bad happens. I’m not trying to sugar coat life, but I think we can make a difference for ourselves and others by being present.
Look around you. Where is the “real wealth” in your life. Enjoy it. Be present.
Nothing is worth more than this day. Johann Wolfgang
(Oh, by the way, when you are over 50 you get to celebrate your birthday for a whole week. It’s a rule.)
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