Extraordinary Day

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It’s just like any ordinary day.

You wake up at the same hour that you do everyday.  You walk the dog… have coffee… watch the sunrise.  Then you prepare your son’s things for school, wake him up, wait for him to get ready… bring him to school.

It’s the same old routine that you do day in and day out.  It seems like just any ordinary day.

But it’s not. 

It IS your special day.  It’s the day that you mark the anniversary of your birth.  And somehow you know that this day is anything but ordinary.

You look in the mirror and you try to find out if you have aged overnight.  Do you have more lines on your forehead?  Crow’s feet? Laugh lines?   Gray hair?  Worse, less hair?

You reflect about the year that was.  You try to think back and remember the good things that happened over the year.  Were you a good person? A good mother, partner, daughter, sister or friend?  Did you build new friendships?  Did you rekindle old ones?  Did you reach out to people you didn’t know… touch other people’s lives?  

Was the past year significant?

You look forward and think of the things you would still want to do… goals you want to achieve… dreams you want fulfilled.  You try to plan.  You dream some more.  You wish for things, and you think of ways to turn those wishes into reality.

You look forward and envision yourself making this new year relevant.  

AND then you think about today.  You take this time to regroup… to recharge.  You know that the past is over and done with and the future is still not within your grasp.  Today is yours.  Today is about YOU. 

You know that today is not like any ordinary day… because today marks the beginning of the rest of your life.

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… but not quite

My bestfriend told me that the last line of my previous entry made her think (see previous entry Almost). 

Sometimes remembering the moments that brought us to where we are today gives us a certain sense of appreciation for the present.

This is for my friends and readers who would like to ponder on the same question.   

Do you have an ‘almost’ that stands out?

Pause… ponder… and  share.  

Tag me when you’re done thinking. 

almost where?

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PS… Special call out to the following:

  • Maura from 36×37
  • Sunshine from  Sunshine in London
  • Coffee Moments
  • Pajama Days
  • Ola from Life, love and everything else

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Oh happy day…

So many reasons to be happy

ColdHands

First day of a new month.  My site reached 800 hits.  I was able to chat with two of my best friendsI look amazingly pretty today.  I saw George Clooney on tv this morning.  I still fit in my old jeans21 days ’til Glee. I am in the mood to write.  I finished something I had to finish on time.  I made someone happyNever ending supply of coffee.    Saw my favorite boy Marco yesterday and the thought still makes me smile.  Listening to not-so-old songs that bring back loads of memories. Thoughts of Christmas.  Thoughts of Christmas shopping

The knowledge that yesterday may have been bad, but it’s over and done with. And now I have today.

Today I smile.

 

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