Happy Birthday to me…
... not sure what I'll do today, but I'll make sure I have my cake and eat it too!
This past week on Facebook, a friend I went to high school with posted about his ongoing cancer progress in addition to this very heartfelt and powerful message that I wanted to share with all of you…
"I've said it before and I'll say it again, I urge you all savor both the minor and major things in life. It's easy to get overjoyed at a wedding, promotion, new car, or home purchase, but rarely doesn't anyone get a rush of life after eating a slice of pizza or walking around the park or simply driving to work. I crave all those things and with any luck can get back to a somewhat normal lifestyle. Be thankful you are alive and healthy, nothing else matters. And for those of you that aren't healthy and are fighting along side with me, I feel for you. There are many battles on the road to victory."
Puts things into perspective, huh? All those petty problems seem so small now. While I’ll admit that I do enjoy the big things in life, I most definitely make sure I stop and enjoy the little moments in life Every.Single.Day. A hot cup of tea, a moist cupcake, a stroll on a beautiful day, breathing fresh air, watching a gorgeous sunset to name a few. Above all I realize that if you have your health, you pretty much have it all! Sometimes we need that reminder to be grateful, and what better day to remind myself how lucky I am to be both alive and healthy than on my birthday! I hope you all got something from his message above, and I pray he fights till the end and makes it! Cancer has claimed way too many lives, so here is to realizing that life is short, let’s count our blessings and be grateful by enjoying the little things and live in the moment. ~ priceless
2. Lapis of Luxury by Essie
A couple people emailed me asking about the nail polish color I wore in my recent Miami Beach posts – twas’ Lapis of Luxury by Essie! Periwinkle is the color of the season, so when I spotted all my favorite fashion bloggers wearing Essie's Lapis of Luxury, I had to get in on it and did my nails before heading to Miami Beach. This gorgeous and happy color screams beach to me, it's the little things. ~ $8 @ Essie
3. Red Velvet Cupcake & Chocolate Cupcake w/Peanut Butter Frosting @ Sweet
My friend, Marian, spent the weekend with me while my husband was out of town, and we had the best time together. Let’s see, we watched Ina & Jeffrey (click on this link)
TELL ME: Take a moment to think about the “little things” in life you have been enjoying, and now share with us! Have a fabulous weekend!