Clink: It’s my BIRTHDAY!

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I love birthdays. And I especially love my birthday!

I used to expound on how this day in history is waaay too special for just one day, often beginning the celebrations from the 15th of July and continuing until the 15th of August. Yes a whole month. And yes I obviously take myself waaay too seriously as well.

Yet since 2010, I dread making plans. My brother asked me on Sunday what I wanted to do today, and I replied that all I knew is that I wanted to attend Mass, because I don’t like planning anything – he said that’s what lonely people say.

I suppose there is some truth in that for lonely some people.

In my defense, the plan was to be in Tuscany, as I dreamed about here. When that didn’t work out, I tried to secure tickets to St. Marten…but that didn’t work out either. (See why I don’t like making a birthday plan?) But I still maintain my “No Working on my Birthday” rule.

So since I have the day to myself, no office, emails, queries or follow-ups and definitely no Facebook, here is my new plan, which is not a plan, because I really only want to be happy today…however it turns out. I will most likely be awake at midnight, so I will take a moment to say a prayer of thanksgiving. I plan to attend Mass first thing in the morning. Hopefully, that will mean being able to watch the sun rise as well. I want to eat some of my favourite things…so there will be breakfast at one of my favourite places. Then maybe a massage and lunch. There will most definitely be Tiramisu. After that…the plan is to keep it simple.

My birthday post 2010 is always tinged with sadness, mummy died eight days after and even though my sister and brother usually make time for me today and when we get together I feel like she is with us, it doesn’t make it easier. But still I smile, because I have 3? reasons to!

By the end of the day, I hope to have had a moment to reflect on last year and all I have to be grateful for now in this moment.

This is has been my anthem for the last 7 months and I suppose for a long time to come. I hope you listen and enjoy. Happy New Year to me. Life and blogging is ever-evolving. Here’s to a life of simplicity, contentment and Love.

Cheers to an awesome year ahead…cuz “ah come out to live meh life…I’m the happiest gyal alive”!

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LIFE

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7 for Seven

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

I’m celebrating my BIRTHDAY this week and I’m doing my Tiramisu dance!!! Things are going to get LOUD up in hurrr!!! There will be glitter and confetti all over my blog this week! It’s Monday and It’s my birthday (week)!!!

…every Monday, we post seven positives from the previous seven days of the week as a reminder of what we have so that the week starts out on an upswing. There is much truth in the belief that happy people attract good things, so it is important to start the week out right. Sometimes it’s the more grand, but other times, it’s the simple things.~ Key + Arrow

7 for Seven originated at Key + Arrow and here are my 7 positives for this week:

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My hope is that by turning my focus to all that I have to be grateful for at the start of my work week, by sowing my own seeds of faith and gratitude, I can carry with me and reap the rewards of “positivity + balance + bliss” throughout the days ahead.

If you’re reading this, this is me blowing some glitter and confetti on you because you’re super blessed to have received the gift of another 86,400 seconds today, to spend any way you desire. What made you happy today? What are you grateful for? I would love to hear from you.

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Detachment

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7 for Seven

During a conversation with a friend of mine this weekend, he mentioned that the church he goes to is only 5 minutes away from his house. I made the comment about how lucky he was to have that and he responded in the best way possible. He said, “Not lucky…blessed.”

Major AHA-moment. And that’s what I’m taking with into this week:

“I’m not lucky. I’m Blessed!”

…every Monday, we post seven positives from the previous seven days of the week as a reminder of what we have so that the week starts out on an upswing. There is much truth in the belief that happy people attract good things, so it is important to start the week out right. Sometimes it’s the more grand, but other times, it’s the simple things.~ Key + Arrow

7 for Seven originated at Key + Arrow and here are my 7 positives for this week:

7 for Seven week 29

My hope is that by turning my focus to all that I have to be grateful for at the start of my work week, by sowing my own seeds of faith and gratitude, I can carry with me and reap the rewards of “positivity + balance + bliss” throughout the days ahead.

If you’re reading this, then you’re super blessed to have received the gift of another 86,400 seconds today, to spend any way you desire…what made you happy today? What are you grateful for? I would love to hear from you.

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7 for Seven

 

People talk about the reality of their life as if it is important.
And we want you to understand, it’s only the temporary indicator.
Do you go to the gas station—your gas gauge is on empty—do you go to the gas station and look at your gas gauge in horror?
“How did this happen? Why, why, why did this happen to me?”
Do you lay your head on the steering wheel and just sob?
“Oh, look what it’s come to. I’m finished.
I’ve lived all of this life, and look where I am.”
Or do you just fill up.

- Esther & Jerry Hicks

This has been the real benefit of this gratitude practice…

When I’m feeling down and nothing seems to be going right? I fill up.

Brazil concedes 10 goals in two games in the most spectacularly heart-rending fashion? I fill up!

I’m not sleeping because my dreams are sad or too painful? I fill up!

Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be navigating my own private grief calendar which will be punctuated by my birthday. It’s never an easy time….what will I do to get through the looming tsunami? I will fill up on gratitude.

…every Monday, we post seven positives from the previous seven days of the week as a reminder of what we have so that the week starts out on an upswing. There is much truth in the belief that happy people attract good things, so it is important to start the week out right. Sometimes it’s the more grand, but other times, it’s the simple things.~ Key + Arrow

7 for Seven originated at Key + Arrow and here are my 7 positives for this week:

7 for Seven week 28

My hope is that by turning my focus to all that I have to be grateful for at the start of my work week, by sowing my own seeds of faith and gratitude, I can carry with me and reap the rewards of “positivity + balance + bliss” throughout the days ahead.

If you’re reading this, then you’re super blessed to have received the gift of another 86,400 seconds today, to spend any way you desire…what made you happy? What are you grateful for? I would love to hear from you.

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