Had a birthday this week and it's a reminder of another year that zipped by. Also means the holidays are just around the corner. Birthdays come and go and I start thinking about goals, dreams, the old bucket list, etc. Before too much more time passes by I want to travel to Italy, Spain, Africa, South America and parts of the Caribbean. Traveled to Paris last year and it was glorious! The city of lights was all I had imagined and more!
Birthdays let us know that we are only here for a finite number of years before life as we know it is over. I really don't believe it's really over, though, just think we take on another form after death. The spirit always lives on.
Birthdays remind us to get on with the process of living and not to sweat the small stuff. And it's all small stuff? As we age, family and friends become much more important. I'm learning to live simpler-gotten rid of a lot of stuff in my life that I don't need. What's really relevant becomes so obvious.
2012 is right around the corner and my hope is that when it arrives I'll have a new set of goals and things to accomplish and can rejoice about what was accomplished in 2011. I hope you can do the same.