Thursday, July 15, 2010

Happy Birthday to me


Photo: Lisa Rigby, Flickr

I remember reading this around New Year's this year. It's by Henry Ward Beecher:

Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.

I love this quote. And on today, my birthday, I would replace January with the 15th of July. Those of you who know me well know that this has been a sad, bumpy year personally. However out of that sadness many wonderful things have happened - new, closer friendships, a stronger marriage, greater compassion and sensitivity towards others, openness to new opportunities and the shedding of any negative in my life. Now that a full year has passed I feel like I can start over.

On that note, I am parlaying my love of design and renovation into a revitalized career path. Today I officially started a new house renovation. Stay tuned... it's a new year, and a new me. I feel very blessed.

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Have a great birthday!!!

for the love of a house said...

Isabella,
The happiest belated birthday to you!

Wishing you a happy, healthy new year. From now on... "May all your pain be champagne!"

best,
joan