Aug 6, 2010

be kind

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Do you ever get the birthday blues? I do. When my birthday comes around it serves as a reminder of the things I have not accomplished, but thought I would have accomplished by this age {28, yikes!}. I know how silly it is to measure my life according to goals I set when I was in high school, but I can't keep my mind from traveling into who I thought I would be mode. It's not that I am unhappy with who I am and who I am becoming; I just thought I would be 'there' already.


So, in order to combat this ridiculous way of thinking I am going to be kind to myself. It is, after all, one of my goals for the new year. I think that you {yes, YOU} should also do something for yourself today. I am declaring August 6th do something nice for yourself day. Do it for my birthday. Be nice to yourself.


Here are some ideas I have for you;


Buy yourself a new book.  


Eat some french fries. It is Fryday, after all. 


Take a bath with your most expensive bubbles. 


Take a nap. 


Breathe. 


Make a delicious cocktail {have a few} like the one pictured above. It's my new favorite summer refreshment. 


Ingredients:


Trader Joe's Pomegranate LimeAde
Cointreau 
Tequila or Vodka, your choice.
Lime squeeze/garnish
Serve over ice.


Sip. Think about all of the lovely things you have done in your life.


I am off to buy myself a birthday present at The Willows.


Love ya, mean it.




6 comments:

Cameron said...

Well, Happy Birthday Miss Tayng (did you hear a snap in the background?...heehee) I've got news for you.....are you ready......you never reach that "there" point in your life. I said it...it's out there! Life is ever evolving, as are we, I'm 37 and still very much that girl I used to be....dreaming about what she's going to do when she grows up....:) I thought 37 was so old when I was in High School, now I realize that my body may change, but my mind is as ageless as youth itself.. I really noticed this truth when I had my daughter at 33y.o. So much is out of our control...circumstances change... but finding the Magic these changes and unplanned detours can bring...is a gift in itself.

So, Kudos to you, my Dear, for taking it easy on yourself and celebrating the Person that is YOU (and including us, too!)

Never stop reaching for those goals....may your list be endless....your achievements plentiful and your Life a spectacular Journey :)

All my best,
Cameron

sewthriftycollection said...

I will have a cocktail Tay, and i shall buy myself a book too! happy day of birth. I hope you have a fabulous day. i also feel that you have accomplished alot of adult type things.. good job!luvs 4 u.xo

Pat said...

Cameron could not have said it better -- I celebrate YOU and that hot summer evening you came in to my life -- and, at only 16 days from my quarter of a century birthday (Yikes -- Yikes) I, most of the time, still don't know what I am going to do when I grow up == I am waiting for that "unplanned detour" -- in the meantime I'll try your birthday cocktail -- enjoy a bath in some Jo Malone oil -- and celebrate you. My love, as always...your Bee

domestic bliss said...

Happy Happy Birthday TAylor!!!!
I hope you have a wonderful one-
Here is to your best year yet!
CHEERS!

Sandy B. said...

missy, happy birthday! i love you. oh my goodness you perfectly imperfect girl with the amazing heart and soul. you have attracted such amazing people into your life these past 28 years. and THAT is something to celebrate right along side of celebrating you. happy birfday to ever evolving you.

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