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Birthdays and Time

My birthday Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory - Yum!

My birthday Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory – Yum!

I recently had my Birthday and spent it with my family where we had an amazing time together. I was blessed that my family went to the movies with me, we ate at an awesome restaurant that had some fabulous desserts and I received wonderful gifts and cards that expressed their love for me. It was a great day and even though I’m getting older I realized that the age doesn’t matter, it was being able to spend that day with people that love me and I love just creating some memories from our time.

When we are young we not only tell everyone our age but we even do it with ‘and a half’ added because we can’t wait to get to the next age. As we get a bit older it’s those milestone birthdays that we look forward to like 16, 18 and even 21. These are all great dates that we will remember the rest of our lives.

Then we hit the age of 30 and we say, whoa, wait a minute here, where did all these years go. I can’t possibly be 30 already. Before you know it you are saying that again at 40, perhaps even 50 and 60. I don’t know about you but even though I’m in my late 40’s now, I still feel like I’m in my 20’s. Life hasn’t gone by as fast as the numbers are telling me because I don’t feel that age yet.

It’s taken time to learn things and truly become ‘mature’ or ‘responsible’ other than the basics. We start families and add people to our lives that mean a great deal to us, yet it just all goes by so quickly. Before you know it your first-born child is 25 and facing all these things too. This cycle of life is amazing in how it works, but it also shows us that time is the same for us all and we need to make memories, work for our true dreams and passions and live life to the fullest each day.

My birthday made me realize how blessed I am, that I have a daughter that is an adult now, that I’ve been married to a wonderful man for over 30 years and that I have some amazing friends. Learn to live your life where you take advantage of every special moment. That first step or word, day of school, kiss, award, dance, birthdays, anniversaries, picnics, vacations, holidays, graduations, success, failure, weight loss, dream come true and more.

These moments are your life memories that bring you joy, comfort and love. Learn now that those breaths of time are what make you who you are and what give your life true meaning.

Leave a comment on how you are learning to capture these breaths of time and keep them close to your heart and share this so that others will do the same. Have a blessed week!

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Christmas Movies – Scrooge

 

Albert Finney Scrooge The Musical

   Albert Finney Scrooge The Musical

A scene from the movie with Scrooge as Father Christmas.

A scene from the movie with Scrooge as Father Christmas.

During the holidays I like to watch a few of the Christmas movies each year to help me feel a bit more festive during this time. But no matter what I always watch a version of Scrooge. My favorite version is Scrooge (the musical) starring Albert Finney that was released in 1970.

No matter who you are you can relate to the initial Scrooge that is hard working, focused on responsibilities and ignores the more fun and joyous things he could experience over the course of his life. We all get caught up in the day-to-day rut of making a living and dealing with our responsibilities. We have budgets, jobs with overtime and deadlines, children to juggle, family events, a spouse and then on top of it all we throw in Thanksgiving and Christmas.

This race we all run needs some balance. In Scrooge thanks to the Spirits that worked through the night to show Scrooge the error of his ways they manage to find the kid in him. The one that does want to have fun, find love, be nice, and even enjoy Christmas with his family. He wants to be a good guy but seems to far gone to feel the need to change in his later years.

Well, he does change and he does good things for those in his life. We can do the same, by scheduling time for our family, time for our spouse, time for family events, around our jobs and passions in life. If it’s a priority to you, then you will make it happen.

Think about how in 2015 you can have a weekly date night to get close with your spouse or significant other, have a weekly family night to spend with just your kids or relatives. You need also a time for yourself, a time to dream, a time to relax, a time to fill your soul with the passion you have for that dream or goal. No more settling for in this coming year, be more than you ever thought possible by taking one step at a time, one day at a time towards something greater.

Stretch yourself and set some goals that you have been afraid to try and try them anyway. Conquer the fear in your life. I know I have overcome several in 2014 and I have many more to slay in 2015. Join me this 2015 to find your passion and conquer your fears to make them a reality. I know you can. I believe in you.

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

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