Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

"The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove."

- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) The Rambler
As printed in The Gift Of Inner Peace, by Sophie Bevan

Today, for my birthday, I will give myself the gift of inner peace. That is all that matters in life. Well, that is the foundation one must tend to first and foremost in order to recognize the value of anything else in life.

Today, I will not worry about the fact that my husband's contract is up in the middle of next month and we don't know where he will be working afterward. Today, I will not fret about the how and I will give myself the gift of surrender. I will open up a piece of my armour (the armour I have carried with me all of my life) so that a crack in it reveals that I have a willingness in me to let go and trust.

Today, I celebrate my birth and my life. I do so with a gentle grace I have not afforded myself in a very long time.

Today, I give myself the gift of happiness. I will pour syrup on it and add a layer of cream cheese with a liberal helping of fresh strawberries and bananas. (Thank you hubby for breakfast in bed!)

Today, I wish for you all a little heaven on toast...


Yours in the quest for bliss,

The Happiness Detective

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