"I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made."
— Marilyn Monroe
Yeah it's me. And its the picture that hangs in my hall, you've seen it before. I woke up today, with a song from the Sound of Music stuck in my head. *commence eye roll in three.....two......one. I can't help it, I love that movie.
"What will this day be like? I wonder......What will my future be? I wonder....." The song? "I have confidence" Maria sings it. I'm not sure why this movie is on the brain, probably because they show it on t.v. around Easter every year. I own the DVD, but still.
Today is my birthday. I had no idea what the day would bring, usually I'm thinking about all of the glitter and confetti my *cute* coworkers toss all over my desk at work. I say this lovingly. But I STILL find confetti in the oddest places from LAST year. I'm just sayin.
Quite frankly, today isn't the first day I've woke up with this song in my head. It has been happening for a few days now.
Why not wake up with wide-eyed wonder about the day? I still say you decide what kind of day you're going to have. It was gorgeous weather this morning, and stayed that way all day. Perfect day to celebrate the day one was born. I thought about the past year, and everything that came with it. So many gifts, too many to count, and not the ones wrapped with big shiny bows, although I did get a few of those too. The year was sprinkled with new friends, old friends, best friends, good news and some not so pleasant, new responsibilities at work, new babies in my extended family, renovations where I live, a few mistakes here and there.....I'm human. Except when I wear that superhero costume, but don't tell anyone I have that okay? Lifelist revisions, some dreams have changed, others fulfilled. (Bonjour Paris, with your pink skies and le tower de eiffel)
As Maria sings, "I still have confidence", I do too. And, as Marilyn wants, "to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made" I do too.
And my birthday?