If you are not already following Jules’ current series “Forty-Two Ways In Forty-Two Days” at An Attitude of Gratitude, you must check it out! Each entry continues to add a positive moment to my day. Forgiveness. Peace. Friends. Harry Potter. Work. Blogs. Mothers. It’s all there, and Jules is not even halfway through!
July 5, 2009
SO. Today is my forty-second birthday. I have to say that after reflecting on this in the days leading up to today-this is probably “mid-life” for me. The reason I am thinking this way is because there are many, many days that I feel “42″- but there are also quite a few days where I feel like I am “84″. Pretty much anyone with a chronic illness like RA will be able to relate to that on some level. But one thing I DON’T feel any longer- is younger than my age. The funny thing is- I am okay with that. I have thought about this long and hard most of the day and I am perfectly okay with where I am in my life right now.
First- my GOALS for this year:
1- It is my goal to blog “42 Ways in 42 Days”. For the next 6 weeks, beginning tomorrow, I am going to blog a specific thing that I am grateful for- not just what it is but WHY I am grateful for it. I have thought through and started my list, but there are plenty of spots open to add as I go along. If I have something else on my mind I can either do a second post here or I can put it at my less used blog on this server called “Just a place to Ramble”.
2- My next goal is to do something strictly for someone else at least once a week. Not a favor- just a service. This is something that I will have to annotate elsewhere, because I don’t want to feel like I am doing it to brag about it- but I do want to talk about the results and how I feel after.
Thank you, Jules, for this wonderful and inspiring series on your blog!