June is my Birthday Month! Yay for Special Days and Celebrating.
Celebrating birthdays can sometimes be tedious. Depending on the frame of mind one has. The age old adage, "you're only as old as you feel"...and other great sayings can leave one feeling older than they really are.
This year, I am turning 59! Yup! It's a big one. Not ready for retirement, but viewing it off in the distance. When I think of retirement, I really don't know what to think specifically. Does one really retire? Retire from what? Living? The "promise" of something better in retirement shadows the present. The scene similar to hanging a carrot in front of a rabbit. Teasing. Taunting. Causing dissatisfaction with current situation. I don't want this to be my focus.
I've decided that today, right now...I'm going to live in the present. Not exerting energy into speculating, what the future may have. I feel mentally stronger, and accepting of my place and position in life. I want to move forward confident in this acceptance of self. Focusing on contentment, not discontentment. Finding things to be grateful for, and appreciative of.
Recently, I've been able to work on new art pieces. You can see some of the pieces here:
As I look forward to my 59th year of life, I am excited. I am anticipating great adventures and life lessons learned. I am learning to see Immanuel's (God with us) presence in everyday moments. I'm full of joy and expectancy as I look forward to what lies ahead on my life journey.
Sharing smiles with you straight from my flower garden. Do you see them? The little smiley faces in the middle of the daisies? I just love how happy these make me. Hope you enjoy them as well.
Thank you for joining with me and being a traveling companion on this adventure.