As I look back on my life and the years I have lived on this earth, I have to actually pinch myself at how blessed I am.
I have not had the easiest of lives - from childhood through to the present, there have been high, rugged mountains to climb, very deep torrid rivers to cross. I have tried to reach for the stars, only to fall, arms flailing to hit the ground with such force I thought I would never stand up again - no one to catch me, no one to help me up. I have made big and small mistakes, did what I thought was best only to find that Im stuck in a deep abyss of acid that ate away my self esteem, my ability to see and feel love. I have been stood upon, kicked around, ignored, hated, rejected,.... the point is I have chosen to look back on all the good times.
No sense in crying over spilt milk as today I see only how I have grown through every experience. I try each day to uplift someone, to bring a smile to someone's face, to assist wherever I can. I know how the lonely, angry, lost, downtrodden, suicidal and resentful feel, I can relate - I can empathise, and tell them to get up and try again, because in the end all we have to rely on is ourselves and we are more than capable and worth to do so.
So, I wish myself (as you should do too) a very happy birthday - thankful that I was born and that Im still here, Happy Healthy and Wealthy in all ways, always