Monday, March 4, 2013
the golden birthday rule
March 4th is my birthday. I had one of the best birthday's ever. My kids only woke up once during the night (which means I didn't wake up with a headache). At 3 p.m. Paolo had to go see someone and he took Isabel with him. Which meant that I had time to think... I can't remember the last time that happened. One that I was lucid enough to do that, and two there was silence. Two unusual things for me. I started thinking about all of the people that had been giving to me. My husband, my kids, the package I got from my friend Karla, the emails and phone calls. It was definitely a day for receiving for me!
So then I started thinking about the golden: do to others what you'd want them to do to you/for you. I'm a BIG BELIEVER in the golden rule for a few reasons. One, it's true. For another thing, I feel much happier when I try to give the very best to others, even when I don't feel like it in the moment. It made me think that I was sent to the earth for a purpose- to give to others and to love, and to become better. I wondered if I was doing enough? Giving enough? I feel like I do give the best of myself most of the time, but I felt like my heart could be in it more of the time or to a higher degree. So I decided on a birthday goal/rule for myself. It's a good reminder to ask myself: Am I giving? lifting? loving like I was created to? Because when I do, I really do feel happy.
I also went on a DATE with my sweet husband. And to top it off, I had a FREE gelato from my favorite Gelateria, Gianni's. They give you a free ice cream on your birthday. Too bad I didn't have my camera on my date!