|My First Birthday|
I am the last from my nuclear family. My Mom, Dad and my little brother have all gone before me. My Mom lived till 77, my Dad till 55, and my brother till just 52. Their dreams were cut short by realities beyond their control. We don't all get our someday.
I had a realization, an epiphany if you will on my birthday. When I was young I was in such a hurry to grow up. It seemed that only adults were rewarded with fun and privileges, that I had all the time in the world. When I was older I believed I would go on earning a good living...celebrating family and friends forever. The fun would never end... I now realize how wrong I was.
This is the beginning of my 63 year. In my typical fashion of denial I changed the candles on the cake. So instead of celebrating 63 years of living..... My cake proclaimed my age as 36. I'm sure I wasn't kidding anyone.
Travel is a part of my big dream. My dream was to travel full-time but that is not apart of the big picture for today. But I'm looking forward to travel days and they are coming very soon. I have talked to so many people about my plans and they respond with all the reasons they can't follow their dreams. You have heard the usual reasons, not enough money, to many responsibilities, the house, the job.... etc. etc. etc. And I intend on traveling big when ever I can.
Sometimes my life hasn't gone according to my divine plan.... But I have learned to adjust, to form new plans and look for joy in every day. THIS PART IS UP TO ME! It doesn't matter what your dream is.....dream it and start the work needed to accomplish your dreams. I know my dream. I have done the work that I can to get my dreams in place. We don't all get a someday.
Today is the day for everything..... I must and will live it fully. Not a moment to waste....
A Happy Birthday - A day to celebrate a life well lived.
“Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” ― Michael Landon