Wednesday, July 23, 2008

52 woo hoo

I'm feeling good here lately
I find feeling good has little to do with what is going on in my life
and much with what happens in my head
I have been given a gift of peace
I don't know exactly how I arrived here
I started taking care of myself
doing what I wanted to do

there are some things I am powerless to fix
so I may as well
let them go
toss them in the figurative river
let it flow on by
every one has their own path they need to follow
we all have to find our own way
so I go my way
make my own choices
not excuses
and find what joy I can along the journey.
I've also been playing with some new friends
babysitting Mariah's friend Michelle's boys

renewing an old friendship with Dell
who used to live next door
we lost touch for a few years
but fell right back into our comfortable ways

and like a baby turtle
blindly headed for the ocean

floated in the amniotic fluid of the Gulf of Mexico

and emerged reborn
finding my smile on the beach
like a seashell


wishing you happy births all of your days,
Marti

15 comments:

shrbrisc said...

happy birthday
hugs
Sherry

kamdghwmw said...

I can forget all of my problems by goning to the beach. It looks like you guys had a great time!
Kelli
http://journals.aol.com/kamdghwmw/noonmom

karebear4x4 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY again!!!   sounds like you've had a blast on your day!   much love & hugz~kbear

plieck30 said...

Oh I forgot to come here to wish you a happy birthday so I'm saying it now. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a swell person. Paula

bgilmore725 said...

WooHoo! Fifty Two! Happy Birthday, Marti! I love the images and the word imagery. Especially, "and like a baby turtle blindly headed for the ocean...floated in the amniotic fluid of the Gulf of Mexico...and emerged reborn finding my smile on the beach like a seashell." Great similes/metaphors. You look hapy and renewed. bea

helmswondermom said...

You sound so happy, and it's so good to hear that!
Lori

princesssaurora said...

I miss you... thanks for the beach pics... I think of you there a lot!

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

nhd106 said...

Very sweet entry.....and a VERY Happy birthday to ya.

Nancy

ukgal36 said...

happy Birthday lady!
You are special to me ..you have a way of saying exactly what I'm feeling...
hugs
Lyn

gazker said...

Doah, I can't believe I missed your birthday. If you ever come to England, the beers are on me!
Gaz xxxx

am4039 said...

Happy BIrthday and love the picture of you and your friend.

jmorancoyle said...

    Happy belated birthday. I hope it was fun as it looks.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

toonguykc said...

Keep the positive attitude and you'll have many, many more birthdays to celebrate!  (I, however, am doomed) ;)

Russ

lurkynat said...

I love this entry Marti!
I haven't been getting an of my alerts
but here youa re and it sounds like you had a blast on the beach!
Those two boys look like a bundle of fun! are they are buys as say Curious George? loev,natalie

bhbner2him said...

I hope that happiness and peace has lingered!  -  Barbara