Friday, March 21, 2008

A Magical Day

Today is a magical day! It's the spring equinox, a full moon, Good Friday - and my 35th birthday! Birthdays are always magical, but with the alignment of all of these other special events, it's a very powerful day! I went for a walk this morning and plan to celebrate with a big bowl of posole (vegetarian-style) tonight, thanks to the DH's culinary skills. I'm heading out tomorrow for a few days in sunny Tucson, to spend time with AZ tea lover.

Here is a poem I wrote for my b-day last year. I like it so much, I've brought it back for an encore.

Cheers! Stephanie

Riches of My Life

A yellow daffodil and the scent of geranium

A safe home

Wealth enough to give me plenty of what I need and, thankfully,
Only some of what I want

A spirit and will that are my own

A body that I have befriended

A steadfast family

A life partner who challenges me, loves me, and feeds me -
My body and my soul

Friends that touch my heart

A mind that can discern its own truths

Enough pain and loss to make what I have
Ever sweeter

Plans and dreams

My life is 35 years beautiful
And I am present
I am flowing -
Flowing over with gratitude


Allison said...

Happy birthday one more time! Have a great trip to AZ!

sweetcakes said...

Beautiful! Happy Birthday, dear friend!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Stephanie! What a beautiful day for a birthday.

I love the poem :-)

Kas & JS said...

We love you and wish for you an amazing year full of heartfelt discoveries ~ Happiest of Birthdays Cousin!

lisa said...

Happy Birthday Stephanie!

You are a special flower in the bouquet of friendship. How lucky some of us are to share a vase with you! Your energy and spirit travel through that common water and are felt by all.

Enjoy your travels!

Lisa :)

Joyce said...

Wishing you a very HAPPY Birthday Step and hope you have an enjoyable trip to Arizona.

MEP said...

Happy Birthday! Happy Spring! Happy Travels!

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Steph. It was such a gorgeous day....

Love, Mary

Anonymous said...

Happiest of birthdays to you! Enjoy the arrival of spring!

artandtea said...

Happy Birthday, Steph! What a beautiful poem to honor your birthday and your wonderful self.

Tea Party Girl said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday, Stephanie! So glad to have met you this year. You have the same birthday as my only brother. I continue to be amazed at the little things we have in common.

parTea lady said...

A very happy birthday to you. Isn't it great when it falls on such a special day? I was born on Easter Sunday morning, but I can't remember my birthday ever being on Easter Sunday since then. I did celebrate on Good Friday once that I remember.

Loved the poem and your cute photo.

crescent said...

Happy Birthday, Stef! Yippee...

I'm back out in the world after my winter time retreat. Dipping back into the sheer pleasure of your cup o' tea.