Once upon a time, there was a birthday without a cake and candles to wish upon. But dreams and wishes can still come true.
It’s my birthday week! I’m now 36. Ugg, I said that out loud. I’m now officially closer to 40. I’ve lived away from home just as long as I lived at home. Now that could upset me. That could make me feel old, especially with a husband who has yet to turn 30… but it doesn’t. I’m excited to be 36 because I’m excited for what 36 holds for me. I have some big dreams I plan to realize this year. And not looking 36 helps a bit too (as I sit here in the middle of an anti-age facial).
I’m happy to say that I’ve taken the past week or so “off” of my regular internet travels. But, before this unexpected break, I read a few great posts about wishing and dreaming, not to forget the fabulous book by one of my mentors (“The Effortless Yes” by Julie Steelman) in which she discusses action vs. dreaming and “dusting off your moxie.” I don’t know how it happened since I was surrounded by my hubby, my princess, my bestie and her family, my mom, and my cousin (not to mention a day out with friends the next day), but I survived my birthday weekend without a cake or a song… and without candles to wish on. Sitting here a few days later, I realize that I don’t need to wish on a candle. What I need to realize my dreams is a belief in myself, a belief in the products I represent, a belief in my mission to help others unmask their radiance, awaken their sparkle, and create the lives of their dreams, and the knowledge that what I DO matters more than any “birthday wish” I could make. I also believe that positive thoughts can realize positive outcomes and putting it out in the universe in the correct manner does help. So for all of you who didn’t have birthday candles to wish on this year, I offer us this:
What are you wishing for and what are you planning to do to make it come true? And like the Genie in “Aladdin” says, “No wishing for more wishes.”