Happy Birthday to my survivor.
He has spent the past years feeling grateful and not taking any of them for granted. It is one of those realities you discover when you are faced with a life threatening illness like a brain tumor. If fact he is thankful for each day he wakes up, I am also. One lesson my Mom taught me is to never go to bed mad. I want to teach others to also wake up grateful. Grateful for each morning.
Life has not been easy for us but we have learned some valuable lessons living through our adversity.
We celebrate all the good things we have and really take time to acknowledge more birthdays. We have found that the best way to nourish our souls is to visit the beach. If just for a few moments the stress is washed out with the waves and we surround ourselves with the beauty and excitement of finding a sand dollar or spotting a dolphin in the surf.
Let go of the past mistakes and failures. Learn from them. Forgive others who have hurt you.
Celebrate. Celebrate. Celebrate. Life is too precious to keep to yourself, find someone to share your love with.