The Birthday Gift I Gave Myself

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Don't do the math, let's just say there were a lot of candles on the cake.  I had a wonderful celebration over the past weekend with one of my children making the trip back from college to surprise me.  I didn't watch my calorie intake, stayed up late, did some work but managed to put FUN time with family and friends first.  I was spoiled with well wishes, cards, and some lovely thoughtful gifts.  But most importantly I decided to mark this day with celebrating life. 

Celebrating life - to me that meant embracing that getting older is going to happen so make it great!  I have been very negligent in keeping up with annual doctor appointments.  So this was the day that I got on the phone and lined up those appointments.  Taking good care of me will make sure that life is lived with quality so no more I'm just too busy or will get around to that thought.  Done, appointments made.  I sure enjoyed my birthday out to eat and cake but a commitment to trim down and eat healthy was made on that day as well. 

The challenge to you ... will you celebrate life and rejoice in getting older?  Shhhh ... as I blew out the candles I wished to maintain looking at life as a positive.  With sunshine you see so much better and bring light into other lives as well. 


Comments (6)

Joseph Banske
Cherry Creek Mortgage - Waukesha, WI

well from a jan 30th b day...Happy Birthday

Feb 04, 2009 08:49 AM
Steven Wright
Home Real Estate - Aurora, CO
CRS - Home Real Estate - 720-989-5283

Good for you and yes I celebrate getting older, might as well.

Feb 04, 2009 08:58 AM
Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Hi Connie,

Happy birthday from a fellow Aquarian!  I admit - I'm not too enthused about the numbers ever going higher - but it cracks me up at the same time - since most of us all would like to live to a ripe, old age it's so funny that we get bummed out as we achieve the age milestones along the way. Go figure.  I keep telling myself that part of getting to 100 means being fortunate enough to get to 40 - 50 - 60, etc.


Feb 04, 2009 09:42 AM
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Happy Birthday and many happy returns! As you hit the the big milestones, just focus on all that you've accomplished on the way there. 

Feb 04, 2009 11:16 AM
Sheila Kennedy
J29 Project - Rochester, NY

Happy Birthday!  I don't think you have to fear "getting older"  - your attitude is awesome and that will make all of the difference.  Here's to many many more!

Feb 04, 2009 11:54 AM
Lyra Stroud
Keller Williams - Stafford, VA

Happy Birthday! I have one of those milestone birthdays coming up and you are right it is all about the attitude.

Feb 07, 2009 12:06 AM