I had my birthday a few days ago.
I was standing in the middle of my living room, blushing with joy, surrounded by my friends and the people I love, singing “Happy birthday” in English and Greek and I took a moment before blowing out my candles to think how blessed I am, and what a year this has been.
Because 365 days ago, it was a whole different story.
And not a happy one.
I feel that this past year has marked a steep learning curve in my life. It took me past my fears and into my dreams. It took away from me what I thought was dear -even though emotionally draining- but what it gave in return was even better.
But that’s exactly how it works: when you’re in the middle of a storm, you can’t see the sunlight. But it’s there. You just have to make it through the clouds to see it.
I know we all have our ups and downs and when things are rough it’s almost impossible to believe that things will ever get better.
But what I want you to know, is that it does get better.
So just before blowing out my candles this year, I couldn’t help but think of that line I said every night in the show “Grande Midlife Mocha Latte”:
“Life’s funny that way. Taking you where you don’t want to go, only to give you exactly what you need. I didn’t see it then, but I do now. And I’m not taking any of it for granted. None on it.”
And trust me, I felt it to the bone.
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