Be the Change: Honoring New Beginnings

Today is my birthday and I probably shouldn´t be working today, but I decided to take an opportunity to express the importance of new beginnings.
I´m in my forties and somewhere along the way I figured out that life doesn´t always go as planned, but we´re always presented with a choice of how we´ll react to what circumstances come our way.
Sometimes we need time to grieve, be alone, be anti-social… whatever it is that our soul needs.
Last year, around this time, I wasn´t in a celebratory mood. I think I piggy-backed on someone´s celebration and it was a difficult time of my life, don´t quite remember why because it´s a blur now, but well, it was. Sometimes we have these phases in life that shut us done mentally and/or emotionally. We’re just barely surviving, and that’s the best we can do.
Fast forward to today, and I’m in a better space. I love the wellness work that I do, I have wonderful students that I tutor in Spanish, I’m in a wonderful relationship, I love my dogs, friends and family – I feel truly blessed! It’s not lost on me that any of that can change – life is so delicate and ever-changing which is why today I honor a new beginning.
It’s the beginning of a new cycle since I was born forty-something years ago and the fact that I’ve made it this far – breathing and trying to make some contribution to the world even if minute is a good enough reason to celebrate. I, we, don’t always feel great on our birthdays and that’s understandable, I’ve been there, but TODAY I feel great! Even thought this year didn´t start out that way. I trust that the universe has my back and I’ll be entering a new cycle of wealth, love and abundance.
I decided to write this today in hopes of encouraging someone that if things are less than stellar today or life isn’t going your way, remember that “this too shall pass.” You’ll see better days. Honor your process and then honor that new beginning. Celebrate if you can whether it’s your birthday or not! Life is precious, let’s not take it for granted – nothing is guaranteed.
With love,