Prompted by a reminder of how far I’ve come these past few years, I checked out my blog post for June 18, 2007. Well, hot damn, I have come very far indeed! And I must say, I admire the spirit of that 2007 Beth. Despite some rough times (and, of course, many good times as well) I think I still retain that spirit and sense of wonder. Not every day, mind you, but more than enough to keep life interesting and my place in it a joy.
My birthday is coming soon. On that day I think I’ll celebrate the person I’ve become. I like her. Not only is she happy, she makes me happy just thinking about her. ;)
Instead of having the requisite number of candles on my cake (enough to risk causing a fire) perhaps I’ll request just five – one for each of these past years of change and growth. Admittedly, some of the growth has been in my girth but what the hell. Chocolate has been an essential contributor to my sense of happiness.
When I blow out those candles, I’m going to wish for more happiness. I know you’re supposed to keep what you wish for a secret or it won’t come true but in this case it can come true – because I’m the one who makes it happen. Always with the help of family and friends – of course.
(WHAT A FIND ON GOOGLE IMAGES! A birthday cake with five candles for “ELISABETH.” Spelt with an “s.”)
photo credit: http://sew-blessed.blogspot.ca/2007/12/five-candles.html