Monday, March 9, 2009

Today is my Birthday...

...and I am so excited about the changes taking place in me...I am happy! It seems like a silly statement to make doesn't it? I mean after all, aren't most people happy? Don't most people have moments of happiness in their life? Don't they feel happy?

This is different...it's inside...down deep...in that special quiet place of my spirit that I don't share with anyone...a place that's just for me and a bright light is shining there and I...AM...HAPPY! Eight little letters that add up to so much. I want to shout them out to the universe. You can't break me! You can't defeat me! You can't soil me! You can't push me down or aside or over! You can't!!!

I win! So there!

Oh no! Have I jinxed myself with those proclamations? I don't know the answer to that but I do know this...I can survive anything. I am strong! I am smart! I am beautiful!

So happy birthday to me...I have lived my life and only I truly know what I have been through. I am happy...will you be happy too? I hope so, it's wonderful!

for a long time it seemed to me that
life was about to begin - real life.
but there was always some obstacle
in the way, something to be gotten
through first, some unfinished
business, time still to be served,
a debt to be paid. at last it dawned
on me that these obstacles were my
life. this perspective has helped me
to see there is no way to happiness.
happiness is the way. so treasure
every moment you have and
remember that time waits for no one.

~souza

14 comments:

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday, Carol!
And I think your self-affirmations are awesome!

Carol Stocker said...

Hi Nancy! I wanted to email you and thank you for your kind birthday message but I couldn't find your email address anywhere...SO I'm hoping you will read this reply and know how much I appreciate it!

I had such fun looking around your blog and love, Love, LOVE Melodie Beattie so was pleased to see one of her quotes in your sidebar. Wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs, Carol

Deb said...

Happy Birthday to you! * a cupcake for you! throws confetti*

Her Art Nest said...

Another wish from me....congratulations on your birthday!! What an awesome way to celebrate with your wonderful affirmations. Oh happy day! ~Nan

Carol Stocker said...

What a wonderful day...birthday greetings from new friends! Thank you Nan for your best wishes...it means a lot to me and I enjoyed looking at your "nest". Hugs, Carol

Linda Manning Findley said...

Hope your special day has been wonderful ....... love your attitude ... Linda F

Jan said...

I have never formally met you...but your post made me want to drive to your house and give you ONE BIG HUG! Your spirit, outlook, and confidence most definately speak of one great babe!
Happy Day and I can't wait to meet you someday.
Jan

Sarah said...

Happy Belated Birthday Carol.Hope you had a great day.
Love sarah xx

Lynifyni said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Carol! I think your post is awesome! Good for you...never forget your self-affirming words. Bless you! May all good things come your way this year. Hugs, Lynn F.

julie mitchell said...

Hi Carol and happy belated birthday...seems you had a very good one...isn't discovery wonderful. I don't believe you can jinx yourself by proclaiming your strength, wisdom and beauty. If you've got it flaunt it!!!
Big Birthday Hug, julie

stash said...

Happy Birthday, Carol!

Lori Saul said...

Carol,
Happy belated Birthday. I just discovered your lovely blog! Your positve sentiments make us all feel good!
Thank you..

catworx said...

I LOVE your affirmations, Carol!!! I'm so happy that you are happy!!!
And a belated Happy Birthday to you!!!
hugs,
Cat

Carol Stocker said...

Look at these wonderful messages from such talented and inspiring women! I love each of you and wished "health, happiness and art" for each of you when I blew out the candles on my cake. Thank you for sharing your lives with me. Hugs, Carol