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A Birthday Gift to Myself

Monday, August 12, 2013

This day is the occasion of my 61st birthday. That, in itself, is sobering! (Like, how did this happen, really?) This isn't the happiest birthday, as I'm coming to terms with what appears will be a divorce. I did want some changes in my marriage and I have changed, but I didn't seek this outcome. I 'm trying to take one step a time and to be clear about this. What happened? Is this "for real"? Am I really seeing what is? I am choosing to NOT live in anger -- I want to be about a positive direction for me, our two young adult sons, and even for my husband.

I've really been moving in the direction of taking "extreme" care of myself over the last couple of years -- spiritually, emotionally, socially, and now physically. I need to do this even more. In the next few weeks I have an extremely busy work schedule. I'll try to meet deadlines and set reasonable self expectations. I will track, track, track, and be "on" SP as much as I can, I will exercise, make time with friends, and reconnect with some family members. I'm going to schedule a message for my birthday - a gift to myself. I can do this. I want to live well.

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    Excellent steps and strategies! You are BOUND to create joy and SPARK in your life with such commitments to yourself!

    1531 days ago
    Try to find some joy in today. You are your own person with goals that you have set for yourself.
    1531 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    I am very sorry about your personal relationships. While I was not seeking mine either, it did happen and after three years I am a much healthier and happier person.

    Hope you got to enjoy this birthday!
    1532 days ago
    Happy birthday!! You have a lot of challenges in your life but you are intelligent and strong and I have no doubt that you will meet them. Good luck with your goals!!
    1532 days ago
    Congratulations on passing 60! I am right behind you (in October). I know you are in a terribly challenging place right now, but please remember that you can't feed the feelings away. I have tried that to deal with grief and it only compounds bad feelings. Treat yourself well by eating the most nourishing foods, give yourself the gifts of sleep and movement everyday and you will get through this. Every day won't be perfect, but remember to be kind to yourself and it will help you weather the storm. Hugs to you and best wishes for a better year ahead.
    1532 days ago
    Happy Birthday. I am 61 as well. Isn't that interesting.
    Bravo - all sounds good.
    1532 days ago
    Good for you! I hope you enjoy your massage. You've earned it.
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  • SLACHETKA103145
    emoticon you can make it through this! Sometimes the outcome that we didn't want is exactly what we need!

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