I’ve done life long enough that I know birthdays can turn to the dark side.
Women can sit, soak and self-inflict a pity party on their special day.
I recall one such birthday. Living in the environment of toxicity, I already knew what rejection felt like. But, on my birthday. I was left on my own.
It was as if God grabbed me lovingly and said, “Darlene, wake-up, be Present, look at the blessing right in front of you,” and that was one of my daughters. (People) We took on the day, celebrated. I picked out my favorite musical movie to watch, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
That shifted my mindset and my outcome of my birthday!
Be Present. People. Pick!
Since that long ago birthday, I have coached many women with this Birthday Break thru.
Step one—BE PRESENT, right where you are located on your birthday. And this year I was in northern Michigan and this cabin was home to several friends and family for the weekend. Wherever you find yourself on your birthday, BE PRESENT! I soaked up in God’s living room sitting on this deck, early in the morning, sucking in the pine scent, and tuning into the birds while they sang their wake up song. Be Present.
Step three– Pick, one thing you want to do. Just do it. This year I had many choices, like zip lining, biking, walking, or Segway. And this was my choice. I picked! It was a blast!