Celebrating A Forgotten Birthday

I have a painful history with birthdays. I think it goes all the way back to my sixth birthday, when due to family chaos and dysfunction, my birthday was forgotten. From that time on, every birthday would bring some kind of painful reminder of those old feelings of hurt & unimportance. by apdk: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3158/2641180065_8a5e60f57f_m.jpg As mental clarity has increased however, the emotional trauma around my

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Birthday Gratitude

Today is my birthday. I awakened on the hide-away bed in my mothers basement, marveling at how & where the Universe places us at any given time. I did not plan to celebrate my birthday with my two siblings and aging parents on my birthday … it’s just the way it unfolded. As a matter of fact, we had planned something totally different – but

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