49 + 4/4 = happy B-day!!!
That's the equation DH kept on repeating the last couple of days, as I'm crossing the limits of half a century. Big deal !
Six months ago, when I first came to SP, I was well motivated to lower my weight of 30 lb by today. It was suppose to be my gift to myself - starting a new year with a new figure. Instead, I'm starting this new decade in a new house, in a new town, welcoming new opportunities. OF course, I feel a bit disappointed as I came to realize that I have forgotten all about my gift along the way. But I'm not going to put myself down for this.
On this side of life, experience and wisdom are bringing a thrill into my life that just can't compare to youth's excesses.
Starting with being grateful for so much abundance in my life. I have health, and friends, and love ones and work. I am rich of all my past experiences and all my future plans.
So, I won't become President of a big corporation - I kind of knew it from the start - but look where I came to : I'm a respected consultant, with faithful clients. I'm the mother of a beautiful 25 years old young women who's bringing me to a professional photograph studio with her on Saturday to have our picture taken together. I have being bless with the love of a kind, caring, loyal man for 5 years now. I'm living in a peaceful country, where civil rights are still respected.
As I take those minutes to reflect on my privilege situation, I ear birds singing.
Today, I'm taking time for myself.
Today, I'll celebrate with joy every second of each minute as gifts
Today, I'm setting new goals - future gift - and giving me an appointment with myself
Today, I pledge to myself to take better care of my body - every day - in keeping good eating habits and welcoming back working out time.
Today, it's the beginning of the second half of my life. It's off to a good start!