Happy Birthday To Me!


This is my 65th birthday.  It seemed to be something waaaay in the future that would take forever to arrive – the future is now!  I am not unhappy about turning 65, I would rather be here than in my 20’s – though with the knowledge I have now, things certainly would have been different.  I am not quite at the point of saying I wouldn’t change a thing – maybe in a few more years.  However, I have earned every one of those years along with all my wrinkles – my life is definitely on my face.  Funny, I look in the mirror and my face looks pretty much the same as when I was in my 20’s – except for the wrinkles, the second chin and probably more freckles.  It is still a round baby face with round cheeks, deep set eyes and a small mouth – as I get older I see I have my mother’s mouth.  I was never a great beauty who worried about losing her looks, I figured I would look much the same through out my life.  Yes, I have always wanted cheek bones, a slender face and body and to feel I am pretty.  I am working on loving every part of me, even the uncomfortable parts and to release myself from those Madison Ave messages that constant told me I didn’t measure up.  I am not tall, blonde, tanned, beautiful, slender and look like a model.  I am somewhat short, Rubenesque or fluffy; freckles with pale skin;  brown, white and grey hair; a round baby face that is friendly and welcoming.  In short, I Am Me and the best part of me is what’s inside!

I had a wonderful birthday wish from The Universe which said in part:

A few years back, not so long ago, heaven and earth erupted into a major celebration with the news of your impending adventure into this very time and space. You see, someone like Lee Kaplanian doesn’t come along all that often. In fact, there’s never been a single one like you, nor is there ever ANY possibility that another will come again. You’re an Angel among us. Someone, whose eyes see what no others will EVER see, whose ears hear what no others will EVER hear, and whose perspective and feelings will NEVER, ever be duplicated. Without YOU, the Universe, and ALL THAT IS, would be sadly less than it is. 

Quite simply: 

You’re the kind of person, Lee,
Who’s hard to forget,
A one-in-a-million
To the people you’ve met.
Your friends are as varied
As the places you go,
And they all want to tell you
In case you don’t know:
That you make a big difference
In the lives that you touch,
By taking so little
And giving so much!

Lee, you are so AWESOME! For your birthday, friends and angels from every corner of the Universe, including buddies you didn’t know you had, will be with you to wish you the HAPPIEST of days and an exciting new year in time and space. You won’t be alone! 

What delight to read it!  I am finally at the point where I can really begin to accept this and know it is true.   I could write about the parts of me that are not working well, instead I would rather concentrate on all that is really great. I have a wonderful husband of almost 43 years, wonderful friends I cherish, some very interesting relatives from both side of my family as well as my husband’s side, an interesting life that continues to surprise me (who knew I would meet Eddie and go to Australia to be married!) with opportunities to meet people, go places and do things.  I have been working on personal development for quite awhile, the last 2 years have been the most intense and enlightening, I am finding my own voice and enjoying writing this blog.  I look back and see that in my own way I have helped others, they have helped me and in many cases it hasn’t been obvious but very effective.

Mother Nature has given me a gift for my birthday – snow!  Fortunately it isn’t sticking but it still is fun to see it come floating down.  It is as if  She turns on the spigot and the snow falls, then it goes off for a bit.  Each time the spigot opens, it comes down in different ways, sometimes a few flakes, other times a real shower or a bunch of tiny flakes.  It reminds me to the places I have lived and how well or not so well the snow was cleared, sometimes stuck for a few days.  I don’t drive in snow – Nothing is that important!  This gift is a delight because I can enjoy it without having to shovel or drive in it.

A lot has happened in 65 years, I am excited to see what is coming for in the next few years.  It is going to My Time, creating and living my passion, what I am born to do.

PS   The snow did stick and there is 2 or 3 inches on the ground and decorating the trees and bushes – how absolutely gorgeous!  Mother Nature never ceases to amaze!

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