I love my birthday. I always have. It’s not about the presents. It’s not (really) about the cake.
When I think of birthday gifts, I think of the people. Spending time with my husband while the kidlet is in school. Sweet Facebook messages. Hanging with the More Cowbell Posse here at the blog. Those are the things I like, so those are the things I do on my birthday.
Plus I worked more than 80 hours last week to get all my biggest deadlines met before today.
So, that’s the part that is tangible. What about the situations I have less control over, or the things I’m grateful for?
- The good health my family and I are enjoying.
- The cooler weather we are finally getting here in Southern California.
- Being alive and blood clot free these last 10 years since my blood clot extravaganza.
- Having a happy child.
- Being employed.
- Doing NaNoWriMo with my pals. I’m 10K off the pace and I don’t care (much) because I’m having a grand time.
There’s a massage booked at 10:30 am (thanks, Honey!), lunch with the Hubs, and my girlie has dance tonight, which I love to watch. I’ll putter in my garden, and check in with my pals. I’ll sit and read a book with a steaming cup of coffee at my side.
I have many little moments to appreciate, which equals big plans for the day. Big plans. 🙂
What do you do on your birthday, that you might not do the rest of the year? Do you give yourself a gift like I do? Enquiring minds love to know these things here at More Cowbell!