Birthday Reflections

23 Jun

A few weeks ago I celebrated the day of my birth.

I have to admit that during that week I did some reflecting on where I am, who I am, what I’m doing, who I’m becoming and how it all fit into my grand scheme of life that I dreamt of as a younger person. 

I’m sooooooooo far off point it’s not even funny!!! By this in my life, I had pictured I would be living in the perfect house, with an amazing husband, beautiful children, and enjoying my life as a loving wife and stay-at-home mom.

Instead, I’ve discovered that there’s plan b…..plan c……plan d…..plan e….plan f….and so on.  Life has many twists and turns; and just like a tree, my roots stay firmly planted in the foundation of faith, hope, love, family and friends but I’ve had to do some bending and twisting to adapt to the winds of the change. 

There is no way I could have ever imagined all the things I would do – the places I would go – the people I would meet – the different paths my career would take….and that’s good!!!!  I would have never planned such an exciting, adventurous life.  I’ve met fabulous people and acquired amazing friends. Even at times when it looked like failure and I could see all my hopes and dreams crashing around me, I was able to get up (after having the wind and life knocked out of me) and keep putting one foot in front of the other and continue living, believing, hoping, loving, and expecting great things to happen.

I’m pursuing my own business….something I would have never done if life had not happened the way that it did.  I get to work with people and help them live healthier lives and become stronger and leaner.  I get to watch people transform their lives and their families’ lives as they make better choices when it comes to food, drink and exercise.  I love what I do and do what I love. 

I’ve learned that I get to choose the people that I allow into my life – that I don’t have to keep people around me who are not good for me spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.  I don’t harbor hate, bitterness and unforgiveness…instead, I forgive, learn, and move forward.  I understand that I get to choose my reactions to life, people, words, illness, divorce.  I have learned the power of choice – I choose life, wellness, happiness, blessing, looking for the best in people, love, contentment, and hope.

I can truly say that I am happier today than I’ve ever been in my life and am looking forward to this new year of life….bring it on!

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