Yesterday was my birthday. I feel enormous gratitude for all the gifts I’ve been given, and I don’t mean the things I unwrapped yesterday. I feel grateful that I’m healthy and that I understand how to stay healthy. It’s not just a nice idea anymore. I mean I never thought I’d feel this way at 61. I feel better now than when I was 40, or at any other age in my life. When I’m eating well and doing yoga I feel alive and vibrant. It’s a pleasure to be able to move, and feel, and work, even when it’s hard. I feel like I’m really in my body.
It’s a truly amazing thing to have contact with my grown children who teach me so much. They keep me on track and keep me connected. I never could have imagined that I’d learn so much from my own children – many times it feels like they’re wiser than I am. As the Dalai Lama said “ Man lives as if he is never going to die and dies having never really lived.” I am grateful for the many reminders from my family and friends to connect to what is truly meaningful.
This is a photo of my family and me celebrating.