The reservation has been made. The invites have been sent. Your outfit will likely be decided at the last minute. The only thing left to do is arrive at the restaurant, and begin to create memories with those who matter the most. Friends who have traveled near and far, and those who will be meeting for the first time. The older I get the more these special moments mean to me. When I start to plan an occasion I am thinking of those who I have shared my deepest thoughts and feelings with. Those I can laugh and cry with, and those who get on my nerves at times! But especially those who love me just as I am.
Ever since I was a little girl I remember wanting to feel so special on my birthday. Who got me a present? Is there a cake involved, and will I get any money! Nothing has changed. LOL! Either way, birthdays have always been and will always be very special to me. Each year I grow deeper and deeper into the person God intended me to be, and I'm still growing and learning. Over the past year I have adapted a new way of thinking that truly brings me joy, and I wish I could bottle it up and sell it, but because I love all of you so much I will just tell you my secret for free.
The secret is releasing your mind, body and soul to be free to live out loud. Living your best life has been a 'thing' for a while now, and for some, the meaning is having the best things money can buy. For me it is finally embracing my worth, my destiny and my dreams. That's it! I have moments of stress but I release those vibes immediately because it causes disruption in the current fairy tale I'm living.
AJ writes & blogs from her home in Atlanta, GA. You can also find her work as a contributing writer at www.groovmagazine.com
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