“Sometimes,” said Pooh, “the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
Many people who love you will try, but no one can celebrate your birthday exactly the way you need for it to be observed. That’s because no one really knows the year you’ve just completed; no one else has lived it….
Your husband, lover, children, friends, and co-workers can be aware of recent events that have unfolded in your life, but only your authentic self knows how deeply these events reverberated…
Birthdays are new beginnings, but they’re also moments of personal closure, which are crucial if we are to grow positively into our authenticity…
“We turn, not older with years, but newer every day,” Emily Dickinson reassures the birthday girl in all of us.
from A Birthday Ritual, by Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance
“Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.”
Thank you for everything.