Today I turned another year older, another year wiser.
I have mere minutes left of my birthday and here I am writing this post to you.
I guess I just wanted to say how grateful I am for today and not just because it's my birthday but because of everything I learnt in the last 24 hours.
I learnt what it means to be happy, that I don't need lavish gifts, or an abundance of friends, or flowers sent to my work, or a cake, or a party, or a holiday or anything for that matter to make my birthday special. My birthday is just another day and all I need to be happy on my birthday is me.
Anything else is an added bonus.
It rained today, for the whole day. The clouds overpowered the skies and the puddles grew larger upon the surface of the ground. Some may use the term 'miserable' to describe it. As I was driving home however I noticed the clouds turning yellow, the sky was moving and out of the corner of my eye I could see the sun finding it's way out to say hello. The rain still fell and as I watched the sun peer out, a colourful burst of light distracted me. I looked to the other side of the road and there it was....a rainbow.
It didn't matter that I worked 8 hours today or that I didn't throw a big party with all my friends or that I was feeling unwell. What mattered was the little moments of love and beauty I saw. A rainbow. A kiss from the man I love. A present left on my doorstep. A memory sparked in my mind. A cuddle from my cat. A coffee that made my stomach smile. A comfy bed to fall asleep in.
I had a pretty basic day today but it was beautiful
So, Happy Birthday to me! Here's to another year of whatever comes my way x