There is something to be said about the month of December that makes me smile more than usual and I guess the number one reason is my birthday that I have loved to celebrate ever since I was a little girl. My Daddy would make a big deal of it and always managed to surprise me with some type of gift (even though there was very little money) and I treasured whatever it was. My Mom would make a cake for me and I somehow adopted the tradition and love-making cakes and brownies for those caring people who are a part of my wonderful life. I feel blessed by all the good that has happened on my journey thus far and I love shopping for little tokens of “friendship for my yoga family of instructors” for Christmas. This is so much fun as I try to match what ever it might be to their personality.
For my student that I mentor I have a pretty necklace and earring set for her and for my Austin who is learning to enjoy reading I gave a book written by Mark Twain. It is a classic titled The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and I sure hope he enjoys it. I have mailed gifts to my grand and great grand-children and plan on having some birthday lunches with friends that are also share December birthdays.
I get to see my son Joe who is treating me to a pre-birthday dinner tomorrow and that will be so nice. On my birthday I will be volunteering in the morning and then a hair appointment at noon to “spiffy me up” and perhaps make me look glamorous. If at all, ” it will give me that aha feeling that is priceless.”
Current Mood: Playful