Thursday, February 11, 2010

From the Stars We Came...

And to the stars we will return. This is an age old understanding that we did not just become out of nothing. We are all a part of the cosmic soup of reality in this dimension and (what the heck!) other dimensions as well.

I like to keep this sort of thing in mind on days like today, my birthday. I like to remember that I came into this world not as an accident but with Divine purpose. Otherwise it could get overwhelming as to all the struggles that have been endured. I know that all of Existence is counting on me to be and do all that I can in order to fulfill my calling. The ripple effect itself goes far beyond what I would ever intend with any single act of kindness. And I also know that if I were not here, all of Existence would miss me.

I feel truly blessed to have been able to be here as long as I have. The people I have loved along the way and the connections that I have experienced through love and kindness from others is heart warming. I don't think that I have any regrets date. There is lots of time for regrets later. And ten to one I will have a few considering that I love to have fun and sometimes jump into fun things without a care in the world. I figure, though, that this is when I will know who my best friends are. They won't be the ones I call for bail money. They will be the ones sitting in the cell with me, waiting for bail money!

Today I spend the day doing what I want to do and not what I have to do. This includes an early lunch with my daughters, then watching them in their horseback riding class (something I never get to do because I usually work on Thursdays), then dinner with my Beloved and her parents and a friend, and then a late massage followed by a good night's sleep. I may even fit in some time for a nap! I know I have not yet quite reached my "middle years", but naps are still a very good thing! Happy Birthday to ME!

Blessed Be
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Vanitha said...

May your day be filled with gifts and presents since your "presence" is such a "gift" to all of us!

Gail said...

We are truly blessed by your presence in this, and other dimensions, Trent. Happy Birthday to you in all of them!!!

BJ said...

Happy Birthday Deer friend
I am sure your day was filled with love, laughter and good food.
Happy Birthday to You

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated! And keep having fun!