My birthday!!! Its the most exciting day of the year (DON’T DEBATE ME)…
I wanted to do something different. I always give back on for my birthday. Usually by doing some type of service or making a monetary donation. This year is different though. This year, I collected the mailing addresses of some very important and inspirational people I’ve met to send them a lil something. I have one 1 week to complete this task. I call it 34 for 34.
Choosing 34 people was HARD! Not because I couldn’t think of 34, but because I couldn’t stop crying, smiling and laughing as I created my list, and because there are a few who are no longer here who should be on the list. Their deaths make it even more imperative to reach out to the 34. You see, ya gotta learn to “give people their flowers while they’re still living and able to smell them.” So I guess losing a few people has inspired me to share with several who have shaped my heart through their gift of friendship.
These folks are the ones who remind me of, “Our Deepest Fear…”, they inspire, motivate, straighten me and most importantly they are people I love and cherish!
On this birthday, I celebrate the gift of friendship!! I love ya… Now go show love to those you love as a gift in my honor. Let’em know you care while ya can!!
Oh and if you want to buy me something, donate $4 dollars to my “favorite campaign” this year Happy Birthday Jules DONATE, and then let me know you did. (insert cheesy smile)
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson