today is july 1. by the end of this month i'll be 59, assuming i live that long. so i'm taking the entire month as my mostly un-, then for real, birthday.
well, why not? who knows if i'll make it 'til 59? i don't.
so i decided to celebrate every day this month, just because it's another day.
i'm going to rollick, frolic and cavort, take photos of damn near everything, lose the censor in my head, laugh a lot. i'm going to explore new realms-geographic, emotional, physical, mental, spiritual. i'm going to act like i'm alive, and the world is mine for the asking.
sounds like fun, doesn't it?
"life is an emergency case! where is the emergency? is it a particular situation, one day of your life? no,every moment of every day is an emergency.
you have to do your best to face every moment, because this moment will never come again."
--each moment is the universe
i invite you all to participate. it's your unbirthday, too, you know!
c'mon, it's just one month. we did poetry month, didn't we? well, kass did.
here's the plan.
for this month:
1. every day, say yes to something you would ordinarily decline. hell, say yes to everything! if you can't say yes right then, negotiate until you can.
2. at least once a day, do something in any creative sphere. that includes breathing. you are all multi-talented, just pick. take a photo, write a few words, build a card tower, sing, laugh, tell a joke, knit a doily, WHATEVER!
3. forgive everything. e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.
4. when you open your eyes in the morning, wonder what good is coming your way.
5. then find it.
are you getting the picture?
there's a buddhist saying: happiness is easy: want what you have, don't want what you don't have. so what if we choose to want that ache in the back, the age we are, the amount of money we have, the stories about our history we hold on to? what if we embrace all, ALL, that is our life? then what? what happens?
feel free to add to the list. post your experiences, or don't. play along, publicly or privately.
this is my unbirthday present to you.