Birthday Wishes

Birthday Wisdom…

The first thing I thought when I woke up this morning was, “What do you mean, I am 37?” It seems like only yesterday I was 23. But I’m not one of those people that freaks out about birthdays. I welcomed my 30s – I just can’t believe I am getting so close to my 40s!

So my profound wisdom that I want to share with everyone on my birthday is this: You are OK. Embrace yourself. Don’t try to be someone else – be true to yourself. Life is too short to surround yourself with things – and people – that do not make you happy. Find joy in the little moments. But most of all? You are OK.

(We are studying all sorts of different theories in my psych class right now, and the whole “I’m OK, You’re OK” thing of Transactional Analysis came up yesterday – and really? There is a lot of good things to that theory.)

I will have to go look back at old birthday posts later on, but I can tell you that my life definitely took a positive turn at the point when I realized that I had lost “myself” in the shuffle and I started to find myself again, working on accepting myself just as I am. I still have to think about it from time to time, but I know in the end if I listen to myself and am true to myself, I will make the right decisions. Because I am OK.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

44 replies on “Birthday Wisdom…”

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday, Dear Christine, Happy Birthday to you! Could you tell I was singing? Trust me, it’s much better this way. Have a grand day! I think birthdays are very special because it’s YOUR day, all yours – you don’t have to share, unless you’re a twin or something, and well, it may not be important to anybody else, but it’s your day. Feel special yet? You are. And you’re okay too.
We love you, Christine. If you were here, I’d make you a cake.

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a blessed and fabulous day! Go buy some Koigu and make yourself something pretty!

I, too, am starting to be happy with myself, and I also can’t believe it’s taken me into my mid-30s to do it. Aren’t we supposed to be grown-ups way earlier than this???

Enjoy your day!

Happy Birthday – I turned 37 in July – and already, I’m thinking of myself as 38 – time just flies! I love my 30’s, wouldn’t go back and do my 20’s for anything in the world, and 40 becomes less scarier every day!

Have a great year!


Happy Birthday!

(I just have to say, I really loathed TA theory. Of course, it might have been the professor. If anyone *ever* needed analysis, it was him.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hey Christine, I’m a big pointy sticks fan, and imagine finding out it is your birthday today! It is also my daughter’s fifth bday today, no wonder I like you a lot ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a great day. 37 is an awesome year (said with great wisdom by a 40 year old LOL). Kathleen

Others beat me to it but,

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Christine!!
Happy birthday tooo yooooooou!!!!

Hope it is fantastic!

Thanks for the reminder that everyone is fine the way they are. it’s very easy to forget.

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