I had a birthday last week.

Turning a year older can mean searching for wrinkles or gauging the weight of your skin for that papery thinness sagging into bags under your eyes. Fingers may prod for gray hairs. You lament upcoming reunions and wonder if there are enough candles in the box to chronicle your years.

Or you can choose to harness the energy that turns your personal hourglass back to the beginning at the same time each year. Use the day as your own celebration of reflection, goal setting, and growth. Embrace the years past as tools to make better decisions, brighter choices, loftier goals.

Eat cake and vow to make the upcoming year one of dreams fulfilled.




About Angela

Angela blogs at Tread Softly where she expresses her passion for writing and captures the humor and beauty that weave together with the ordinary moments in our lives to create something extraordinary. She juggles her two children, her husband, writing and running while wearing high heels and lip gloss applied by a four-year-old. In addition to writing at Just.Be.Enough. she is an Assistant Editor at Write on Edge, a on-line writing community for fiction and creative non-fiction authors. Visit http://angelaamman.com or connect with Angela on twitter @angelaamman.

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