Day 20 – Reasons to be Happy

I am awake, I am alive, and I am 56 …. there you have it. All the reasons I need to be happy.

I am awake – awake to my potential, awake to the amazing women and men that inhabit this world around me, awake to this day and all I can do with it, awake to the challenges that need addressing and the barriers that need to be brought down. I am awake.

And I am alive – I feel, I breathe, I hope, I laugh, I speak, and I can even yell if I deem a situation warrants such a response. I am alive with the ability to savour a coffee, inspire a youth, appreciate an elder, and improve the woman I am.

But best of all, I am 56 and with that number comes acceptance of my strengths and my weaknesses. Denial is what there is no longer room for. Shame and guilt got thrown out with the trash. No boxes here just the unlimited freedom to do whatever I choose to do with this breath, this moment, this day, and this keyboard.

I am awake, I am alive, and I am 56 and that is enough, MORE than enough reason for me to be happy. The only thing I can think of that might possibly be better …. is 57. I’ll let you know in a few months.

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