Reflect on the Richness..

“The pessimist resembles a man who observes with fear and sadness that his wall calendar, from which he daily tears a sheet, grows thinner with each passing day. On the other hand, the person who attacks the problems of life actively is like a man who removes each successive leaf from his calendar and files it neatly and carefully away with its predecessors, after first having jotted down a few diary notes on the back. He can reflect with pride and joy on all the richness set down in these notes, on all the life he has already lived to the fullest. What will it matter to him if he notices that he is growing old? Has he any reason to envy the young people whom he sees, or wax nostalgic over his own lost youth? What reasons has he to envy a young person? For the possibilities that a young person has, the future which is in store for him?

No, thank you,’ he will think. ‘Instead of possibilities, I have realities in my past, not only the reality of work done and of love loved, but of sufferings bravely suffered. These sufferings are even the things of which I am most proud, although these are things which cannot inspire envy.’ “

From “Logotherapy in a Nutshell”, an essay” 
Viktor E. FranklMan’s Search for Meaning

Gift for you10 Birthday Breakthroughs

Observations to embrace at any age

Birthday Pondering’s:
1. I am the age that I am ( will never be younger than I am~ okay I can go east and be hours younger.. but then there is a point where east meets west and I will be older – wait how does that work if I go to california I will be 2 hours younger …. but if I keep going east to new zealand I will be a day older… hmm where is the time sweet spot?
2. I am the height that I am (will never be taller than I am (accept with heels:)
3. I weigh what I weigh.
4. I really do get a kick out of myself.
Much of the time I enjoy what I am thinking & saying to myself.
5. I can’t help but talk to strangers
6. I am ever so thankful for my health
7. I am ever so thankful for my family
8. I am ever so thankful for friends
9. I delight in simple things
10. My desire is to live so that each moment leaves me in a positive way~

                             Forever Changed ~ Never More the Same