Monday, November 18, 2013

Seize the (Birth) Day!

In celebration of my 53rd Birthday, here is my bracha (blessing) for those of my vintage...or really any vintage. May you:
  • Embrace the awesomeness of being your particular age, with everything that comes with it.
  • Pause to acknowledge that you have been on this planet for a significant period of time, maybe not along the continuum of history but along the timeline of other people's lives
  • Take chances.
  • Allow yourself to feel truly wise every once in a while.
  • Not be afraid of hard work. Nothing of value is achieved easily.
  • Agitate for positive change.
  • Live with your eyes, mind, arms and heart wide open.
  • Believe in the power of fun.
  • Opt for joy.
  • Make peace when you can and with whom you can.
  • Be smart enough to live according to solid values.
  • Give up silly or shallow pursuits.
  • Don't waste your energies on fruitless endeavors.
  • Read all the books you wish you had read.
  • See all the films you wish you had seen.
  • Travel as you can afford to.
  • Dance.
  • Sing.
  • Celebrate.
  • Snuggle.
  • Explore.
  • Party on!

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