As I sit and reflect on my life, I smile, I laugh, I cherish, I begin to fester up a tear and just as soon as it come to a ‘want to drop out of my eye moment’ I shut it down. It’s a day of celebration, an exciting day, my day, to celebrate my life, my accomplishments and thoughts of my future. The tear was momentary as I thought about the reality that every day is a gift, not a given but then I traded that thought into birthday cakes and presents and that momentary lapse of less than joy disappeared. Oh please, we all love our birthdays for cake and gifts and I am no different, remember, I lavishly live life out loud! This year is a tad different for me, I have a whole new outlook on life as to where I have come from to who I have evolved into and I say Happy Birthday To Me.
It’s Not About The Cake
I am counting down the moments to the most intense, rich –in-almond taste cake delivery. The moment when my husband walks into the house with the cake I am supposed to not know he bought (lol) and then indulge in and tray up. I can’t wait to taste the icing, and the light airy layers almond-flavored cake that are hidden in between the almond batter icing and sprinkles.
I will insist I get the rose, after all I don’t see anyone else In the room with an eligible birthday and of course just as the rose comes to my plate, I will give it to my oldest son who lives for birthday cake season.
Happy Birthday To Me
I actually got this fun surprise package from Gourmet Gift Baskets and I tore into it. Look at these great reusable storage boxes, perfect for desktop or USB’s or even under-counter for makeup pieces that I don’t use frequently.
Perhaps we should look at the SWEETS that are inside each of these boxes. Brownies, Cookies, Strawberry Filled Chocolate whoopie Pies, chocolate chips and more. The treats inside this box are for every day after my birthday to remind me that I had my special day and celebrated gourmet style!
Each cookie set is packaged separately so I can take them on the run, as are the brownies and mini cakes. The taste of each is perfect (I know because I tried a few) and makes a great snack with a cup of tea or coffee.
What I love about life is that it is different every day, some days bring a challenge, and other days bring a new perspective. The gift of a birthday is to remind me to reflect on what life has delivered to my doorstep so far and to think about the future gift of life each day hereafter. I appreciate my friendships and my family and I appreciate the days from morning until night. There is no greater gift than waking up, so if I have that, I have everything. Lavishly living life out loud as I celebrate a Happy Birthday To Me.