August is here and my blogging pal, Robyn, informs me that it is Happiness Happens Month! I must learn from my other blogging pal, Sacha,  whose birthday was in July, celebrates all month long. I’m so happy she included me in her celebrations by giving me a space on her blog yesterday.  So I’m going to have a happy celebration of my birthday month too! Yes, it’s in August and it’s a big number one! 😉

I’m hoping to be blogging through the month. If you’ve signed up for my updates, I’ve made sure you’re not getting too many emails from me, by changing updates to a weekly mode. If you haven’t signed up, why ever not? 😉

A birthday is a good time to take stock, reflect and to move foward.  I’m planning to do that?

As I’ve been discovering and rediscovering myself these last few years I’ve come to the conclusion that I must be a mermaid. No, my legs have not fused together yet! I’m referring to this quote.

“I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” ― Anaïs Nin

i must be a mermaid

We live in times when we throw away stuff that doesn’t work  without even trying to get it fixed.  We live in times when we’re cannot tolerate discomfort, much less pain. We must find solutions everything and answers to every question. And when we don’t, we’re uncomfortable and unhappy.

I used to be that way. Okay, I’ll admit I still am, but not as much as before. I have learned that not everything can be resolved, not every question answered and not every relationship restored. Some people will just never get us – even our own family – but that’s okay.

I’ve learned to focus more on understanding my own behaviour and responses to what’s happening around me. I’m no  longer afraid to plumb the depths of my own darkness, understand my motives, and be at peace with it all. I’ve learned to trust my intuition about people and events and act accordingly.

We are a radically bottom-line society, eager to act and to end tension, and thus we lose opportunities to know ourselves for our motives and our secrets.” ― Thomas Moore, Care Of The Soul – A Guide For Cultivating Depth And Sacredness In Everyday Life

I have still a long way to go, but I’ve come a long way in my journey to wholeness too. This month, I’ll celebrate the mermaid within! 🙂

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I’m taking part in Sarah Arrow’s 30 Day Blog Challenge and BlogHer’s NaBloPoMo. Day 1 today

The beautiful image of a mermaid is created by artist, Anya Getter.