Jun 23, 2010

This I know

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more you have in life to celebrate.
--Oprah

Ash and I at Arbor Crest last Friday.


Tomorrow I'll be 40. I can't wait.

I've learned by now that there's A LOT that I don't know, but I have figured out a couple of things. I've been through some fire and I know my own strength (and my weakness). I know that life goes on and is filled with incredible sweetness. I know who I am and what I want and I'm getting better at saying no to what I don't want. I know that being kind, being thankful and being forgiving, to myself as well as to others, will take me to places and moments that are really worth seeing. And I know the true peace that comes from letting go of anxiety, jealousy, resentment, grudges and all that other negative junk. And knowing these things gives me so much confidence and optimism going forward.

I'm so blessed. I'm ready to celebrate.

5 comments:

The Idaho Beauty said...

Ooo, how'd you get so wise at such a young age????

I remember embracing my 40th too. Have a great day!

A Dancing Mango said...

Happy Birthday Nicki,
I am so happy you enjoyed the music and it made your day special I hope. Looks like you are creating a very nice blog here!
Congrats,
Stop by again my friend..
Hugs, Darlene xo

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Happy, happy birthday!

Kerri said...

hey my bday is the 24th too- i just turned 41!! so, how does it feel?? happy bday!

Becca said...

I hope you had a very happy birthday! I just love the little bird piece that says freedom. Very soothing colors and nice texture!