“The rose is without why it blossoms because it blossoms.”
– Angelus Silesius
I am closing the laptop and turning off the last of the lights as I bring this beautiful birthday, my birthday June 27, to a close. I feel so full, so satisfied, and rich with life and love. I have spent the day with some of my favorite people in the whole world – my family, my children. We talked, laughed, worked, shopped, played, swam and laid in the sun, cooked and had an amazing dinner and dessert. There was love and spirit and peace. Contentment. A lovely gathering of our hearts to celebrate our love for each other. I am blessed like the monk in Siem Reap told me, I am victorious – lucky in life! And I believe it!
Between swimming and sunning, talking and cooking, we would of course be on our iphones (as we are all pretty much a family of artists and geeks) checking in on Facebook and Twitter and reading our text messages. I had fun opening my online gifts and getting birthday greetings from so many lovely people that just wanted to wish me a great day. Thank you, each of you, for taking the time to share your heart and give me a simple message that told me for a brief second you thought of me and wanted me to know – how wonderful is that?
I love the quote at the top of this blog post about the rose. I thought it was appropriate as it appears on my daily Zen calendar for today’s date. Please embrace the idea with me that we don’t have to worry about blooming, because we are too busy blooming! If we can just let go and allow life to flow through us, beautiful things will come out of the wonderful creation that we are. That lovely “thing” that is just meant to be – you!
All my love and gratitude for this day and the love that you have allowed to flow out of your heart to me. Happy Birthday me! It is great to be alive!
Love and peace,
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