Day 291 – October 18th, 2017

Happy Birthday to meeeeeee!! I couldn’t let this day pass without writing on my birthday, of course!

I had an absolutely lovely day today. The pancakes at midnight were amazing and it was a fantastic start. And then for the rest of this day, I decided to miss out on class so that I could stay home and rest.

It’s been a while since I had a day of pure relaxation and reflection and I got to do just that – I made great strides in my “Awakening the Buddha” book, while sitting outside in the warm sun. I meditated and today, everything went still; there was a deep and profound silence that even I wasn’t aware of until I opened my eyes once more. It was amazing.

When my mom came home, she ordered pizza for us as a birthday treat to me and we indulged in that, which was so cute.

All in all, it was a really great birthday. It was quiet and simple, but it’s been a while since I had one of those kinds of birthdays. And I loved every minute of it.

This morning, I actually cried tears of happiness with the amount of love and light that came pouring in through the many heart-felt wishes I received. My heart is so full of love, so content, and I can’t imagine wanting more than that. I am so blessed and so humbled by the amount of love I have in this life.

And so, I am now twenty-five. Smack dab in the middle of my twenties, entering further into adulthood as I leave my teenage years and early twenties behind. What lessons shall this year of life bring me? What challenges shall I encounter? What blessings shall I receive? Where will I travel to next? Who will I meet? In what ways will I grow?

I am so excited for all of the answers to these questions. I can’t wait to experience everything this year of life will bring to me, will teach me.

How lucky I am to be alive, to be this aware and conscientious at this age.

I hope, and I know deep down, I will keep moving upwards into this awareness. I have to. I can’t ever go back, or ever settle for less than this clarity. I must keep striving for more, always, for the love of myself.

I must always listen to my inner voice, my inner child, my intuition and my gut feeling because those things will never lead me wrong in this life.

And I must always remember to simply be; to let go, let things fall into place as they will, but work with the universe to manifest what I want for myself when the opportunities arise.

I will always keep reminding myself of these lessons I’ve learnt.

Today began the start of yet another fresh new chapter and I cannot wait to see everything it holds. But. I promise to take it day by day, enjoy each minute and be present in my every moment.

Thank you universe. Twenty-five never sounded better.

Love always,

Me.

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