Greetings again! I thought I’d take 2 steps on this first day, start the journey off right *smile*

Over the past few months, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on the fact that I’m going to celebrate my 30th birthday this Friday. I feel incredibly blessed to have lived 30 years because, the grim reality is, many people in the world don’t. I also feel blessed to have been afforded the opportunities to accomplish as much as I have in my short time on this physical plane.

Although I have certainly accomplished a lot, the “shouldas” always seem to rear their ugly heads when birthdays – particularly “milestone” birthdays – come around. The shouldas sound something like this: I shoulda been married, shoulda had kids, shoulda owned a home, shoulda been finished with school, shoulda… done a whole lot of things I haven’t done by 30. Or 35. Or 40. Or 45. Or whatever the milestone is you may be looking at right now.

When the “shouldas” start to arise, I take a deep breath and remind myself that everything is in divine order and that things happen in their own time. Sometimes the things we think we “shoulda” done would have prevented us from doing the things we’re doing. If I was married with children, for example, I may not have been able to do all the traveling I have done and so greatly enjoyed and learned from. What do you feel like you “shoulda” done by now? How would that have affected the things you have done?

The elders always say to whom much is given much is expected, so in honor of my birthday, I’d like to give one of you a special gift: a $50 gift certificate! On Amazon, you can purchase everything from books and body wash to electronics and power tools so, get something that you like – something that will build positive feelings within you. All you have to do to be eligible for the drawing is to comment on any post between now and September 30th. It’s that simple!

Best of luck!


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