I’m not one to ode to myself but today I turn 35 and a friend recently told me something that made me think a little differently about life….
She told me that it’s believed that a woman is at her best when she is in her mid-thirties. It struck me that I don’t want to look back one day and think that I didn’t live my life to fullest during the best time of my life. I decided to live my life with no regrets and to do what is best for me. But, I also understand that if something doesn’t go the way I wanted or planned it doesn’t mean it’s the end of my world, I still have it pretty darn good. In my opinion, too many American’s complain that their life is so hard when in reality it’s fantastic in comparison to someone living in a third world country.
Everyday I have something that another woman somewhere else in the world would love to have. It’s simple: clean water, a nice house to live in, a safe neighborhood to raise my children in, freedom to be a woman in society and have my own business, etc. I may not have the fanciest car or get to buy designer shoes and handbags as a weekend activity but I’m ok with that. I’m perfectly happy with my life and will continue to accept what life throws at me with grace – the good, the bad and the ugly.
Happy Birthday to me! But it’s also a Happy Birthday to you because one lucky reader is going to receive a decorative glass straw designed especially by me to celebrate today! Leave a comment below (one per person please) telling me something you’re going to do differently this year. I’ll randomly choose a winner on Thursday, March 1, 2012.