Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year & Birthday Reflections

By Cynthia Leitich Smith
for Cynsations



As a (one-time) New Year's Eve baby, I hereby (finally) declare myself a grown-up lady.

And I figured out something this year about youth.

You don't lose it. You trade it -- for courage, confidence, clarity, earned skills, deeper love, greater faith, grace, forgiveness and a better sense of humor about yourself and your world.

You trade it for the you that you were always meant to be, and all things considered, that's not a bad deal.

Happy New Year!

11 comments:

LinWash said...

Happy birthday and happy new year!

Shannon Morgan said...

"You trade it for the you that you were always meant to be..."

Yes. Thank you.

Happy Birthday to you!!!

Vijaya said...

Happy Birthday! Love your birthday sentiments ... very, very true.

Trace A. DeMeyer said...

You are awesome! Happy Birthday & Happy New Year!

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday, Cynthia! Here's to another year of becoming who we are meant to be.

bildebok said...

Happy Birthday! Love your brilliant birthday wisdom. Celebrate!

spicyreaderguy said...

So true, Cynsational Cynthia! Cheers, my wise and kind friend. Happy New Year. I am looking forward to another great year from Cynsations, a blog I read faithfully.

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

What a perfect post, Cynthia. I love it and I love you! Happiest of birthdays and wishing you every dream for 2013! xoxo

K. M. Walton said...

Happy birthday, Cynthia! Hope you have a wonderful 2013.

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Lovely photo of a lovely lady on her special day! What a great sentiment - truly. Hope you have a great birthday! :)

Play angry Birds said...

Wish you happy new year to you and your family ..Keep posting more information..

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