Three Truths and One Wish

from our walk this morning

1. Today is my birthday. I am 47 years old, and it’s wonderful to be alive, awake, still here. I feel simultaneously older and yet so much younger than that number. I am not at all where I expected I would be, and my life hasn’t gone the way I imagined it would, and yet where I find myself is so right, so much better than I thought, while also so much more difficult. More than anything, I promised myself I would spend today being exactly who I am, loving and celebrating myself. It’s still morning here, and I think what I’ve given myself today might just need to be the way I live all the time.

2. Susan Piver is brilliant. Her latest video for the Open Heart Project suggests a simple question that she labels “a life changing question.” I finally watched it this morning and it was so perfectly timed, such a great way to start my day. Spoiler alert: the question is “who would I be if I took myself seriously?” It reminds me of what Rachael Maddox said recently, how “maybe the magic that was missing all along was the will to be all the way true to the call of your brilliant heart.”

3. I’m still grieving the loss of my Dexter. It’s been almost a year and a half, and I’m only just now able to touch the center of that sadness, which is very much alive, fierce and tender and raw.

One wish: That we take ourselves seriously, and that we celebrate and love and grieve fully, each in exactly our own way.

16 thoughts on “Three Truths and One Wish

  1. eviegwatts

    Happy Birthday Jill!! Your truth has been so well timed for me as well. Thank you. Have a wonderful day taking yourself seriously…with a good dose of joy.

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  2. M.C.Knox

    Happiest and loveliest of birthdays to you, dear one! May you feel showered with infinite love, peace, and joy and always remember the radiance of your soul brings warmth and uplifting inspiration to countless beings far and wide. Thank you for being, sharing, living, and loving with your whole heart!

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  3. Alane

    happy b-day jill. hope you had a lovely day & i wish you all the happiness in the world for this upcoming year & always! i totally understand what you mean in the beginning of your post about not feeling your age, not being exactly where you thought you’d be but it’s ok. there are so many things i never thought would be a part of my life, so many sorrows i never thought i’d have to face, but it’s the journey of this life. 🙂 so here’s to you, sweet blogger friend, enjoy, live, grieve, have fun, indulge……. live! xo xo

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