Birthday is an opportune time to sit back and evaluate. How well you are doing in this play of life. How much you have succeeded in adding your special touch to the precious gift of ‘Life’ bestowed upon you. A time to look back at how it all started, where it is going, and how it should be.
As the birthday nears, random thoughts start regurgitating in mind. The need to hold a pen and paper, and pour, gains momentum. This year, the blog has replaced my personal diary (which were many by the way). The birthday wish used to be a secret until I decided to blog again and include all of you in my life’s journey. So here I am, with a blank page opened in front of me waiting to be filled with the conversations I am having with myself.
Like each one of you, my life has been an amalgamation of the good and the bad. What has gone by is great for learning but futile to waste energy on. It can be used as a reference point though to assess the journey. Future, hopefully, will follow the same path as past, offering some sweet, some sour slices of life.
I am at a stage now where (idealistically speaking), I have reached a kind of an equilibrium in the years lived by and the years yet to come. When there is enough to look backwards and a lot to feel excited about for the years ahead.
The celebrations have already begun. A friend gifted this beautiful hanging and some indoor greens.
A small weekend getaway has been planned. Quality time with family is on the cards again, specially with A, who is setting new standards in getting busy with work.
How I am feeling: Happy, of course! And grateful, very grateful for this life and the way it has been laid out for me.
What I seek? Happiness & health for myself and everyone else, company of loved ones, and grace of God!
My (not-so-secret) b’day wish: The power to give and receive, good thoughts, good vibrations and good deeds. And a big heart to love!
As for the reflections on life, I will share some another time. Now, it is time to celebrate, with a road trip again. Leaving you with a glimpse of how the day began.