A Gift for Birthdays

Every year just before my birthday, I get into a frenzy and decide I have to make a resolution.  It’s a relatively new phenomenon for me thats been happening ever since I hit my thirties. I suppose it’s the sudden realization that I am no longer young.  Each passing year, means another year of my life has passed and there are fewer to look forward to.

We grow up hearing abuout New Year Resolutions, but I wonder why can’t we have Birthday Resolutions? It sounds so much more fun.   Each year just before our birthdays, we can all make resolutions.  Resolutions for ourselves. Resolutions that we want, whether it be taking better care of our health, or finishing that project we’ve been planning for years.

You start off these resolutions at your own pace, your own time.  The focus is on you. Afterall, it’s your birthday.   It’s “Me” Time resolutions to remind us that these are goals we set for ourselves and sincerely want to get done.  Remember though that “wanting” is not sufficient.  We have to also “JUST DO IT”!  Get it done and off your “To Do List” before there’s no time.

Make a Birthday Resolution. It’s the best gift you can give yourself.  Happy Birthday!

A Bad Hair Day

Have you ever woken up and had a “bad” hair day?  I think every girl must have experienced this one time or another in their life.  Sometimes you wake up and don’t know what happened overnight while you were dreaming to cause your hair to just become a nest like mass that seems to have a life of its own.  As it happens (like it always knows when), it happens on the day your alarm clock seemed to have turned itself off and you have to rush off for a morning meeting.

You feel like you are having a “bad” hair day.  It just doesn’t feel good and it nags you the rest of the day.  If you were like me, sometimes I’d go around saying I have a “bad” hair day, complaining about it and telling others about it…It turns out to be a miserable day where everything goes wrong.

Then one day I realized, it was better to keep quiet.

If you are having a “bad” hair day, have one privately. By telling people about and announcing your  “bad” hair day to the world you are actually focusing their attention on something they might otherwise not have noticed.   When you point it out, people will notice.  It’d make you feel like you are indeed having a “bad” hair day.  If you don’t talk about it, they might not and you can go around having a “good” hair day instead.

It actually feels better to not have to focus on things that didn’t turn out the way we wanted them to be.  Have a “good” hair day and toss out the “bad” hair days 🙂