It is my birth week. Like all who have grown up spoiled by family and friends, this is one of my favorite times of the year. My people make me feel more like a princess than I do naturally the rest of the year.
Tonight, after I informed my Best that I had a night to myself, she jokingly asked if I was going to spend my night reflecting. Which got me thinking... maybe I should be reflecting on the past year. The entire night I tried to reflect about the past year and I honestly couldn't think of any groundbreaking realizations or lessons I've learned. I guess that means it has been a steady year. Steady can be good. Steady does not mean boring. (This is my self-talk.)
I am disappointed in myself for not finding anything while forcing a reflection, because I really did search hard while shellac-ing, cooking, watching a few Friends episodes.
I did get to open a few early birthday cards. The card pictured above from my grandma finally taught me a lesson on my last day before I turned another year more wonderful. Making someone feel like they're the center of your universe every once in a while is what IT's all about. My grandma always does an amazing job at making me feel loved, unique, and honestly like her favorite person in the world. If I can do that every once in a while, pass it on, pay it forward, whatever you want to call it, then I will feel like my time here is worthwhile. And THAT's what it's all about.
In honor of my birth week, I challenge you to make someone feel like you they're the center of the universe, even if it's just for a moment. They'll hold on to that moment and you for their lifetime.