Sunday, January 16, 2011

Nearly a year older




Tomorrow is my birthday. When asked what I wanted to do, I replied that I wanted to be on the boat, anchored out at the island.

So we are here, looking at the sunset pictured above. We went for a walk on the beach, gathering some firewood for a beach fire tomorrow. It was a bit chilly but not as cold as last weekend. The light and variable winds helped to eliminate the wind chill.

I am glad to be here at this place in time. I feel content within. I believe that each year in recovery just gets better. I may be a year older but feel much wiser.

I plan to enjoy the rest of this day. We are fixing flounder, mushroom couscous and a Caesar salad for dinner. Later, we may watch a movie if we can stay up. I feel so grateful.

26 comments:

  1. Every year of recovery does in fact get better.

    Happy Birthday!

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  2. It seems to trite to say happy birthday. But I'll say it anyway.

    Happy birthday, Syd.

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  3. Wait...how do you watch a movie out on your boat anchored out in the water? Sorry...is that a stupid question? lol But you are online too...don't you need electricity?

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SYD!!! You are one wise and insightful person that I am privileged to get to hear from every day or so. Thank you! Many many blessings to you!!

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  4. A year already. Yes, I am remembering now, Syd--you, my son, his dad and eldest cousin share the same January 17th birthday. May it be a wonderful day for you!

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  5. I feel so grateful to know you, Syd. Happy birthday. I celebrate you.

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  6. nice. i hope you have a great birthday syd!

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  7. Sounds like you have a great Birthday planned.

    Your contentment and wisdom shines through on this blog.

    Happy Birthday, Syd! :-)

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  8. Sounds like a wonderful birthday.
    What a wonderful dinner you have planned.
    Staying in the moment and being present for myself allows many gifts to unfold.
    Happy Birthday

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  9. That...is simply beautiful. Happy birthday, Syd.

    Thank you for that reminder of what it means to be content :)

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  10. Happy birthday, Syd. Your day sounds just about perfect.

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  11. Happy Birthday, Syd!

    Sleep well tonight.

    Hugs,
    Anonymous #1

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  12. Happy Birthday Syd! It sounds like you have a lovely day ahead.

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  13. sounds like the perfect way to spending your birthday, your way.

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  14. May this day be the first truly great day of a very good year for you and the Mrs. Syd. Have a wonderful birthday.

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  15. Happy Birthday, sounds like the prefect way to celebrate!

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  16. Happy Birthday, Syd.

    I am grateful for your blog.

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  17. Hope you have an excellent time on your birthday, Syd, and thanks for this blog.

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  18. Happy Birthday Sid. Welcome to a new year of being old enough to know what you are doing; young enough to enjoy it. I'm glad to hear you are happy. Enjoy

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  19. Beautiful sunset :)
    Blessings to you on your Birthday Syd :)

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  20. Happy Birthday!

    Your words of wisdom about your journey have blessed me countless times.

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  21. Happy birthday Syd and all the best for the year ahead.

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  22. Happy Birthday, Syd. May this year bring you even more blessings and the wisdom you share here. I've learned so much reading your wonderful blog.

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  23. hope you enjoyed your birthday, been so busy just barely stopped by today. glad you area t peace with yourself.

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  24. Syd, you've got a gret life my friend! Happy Birthday!

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  25. Happy Birthday, buddy! Many many more!!!

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