Friday, August 7, 2015

Being Your Own Best Friend

So, it's my birthday! Yay, me!!! And, no, I'm not telling which one. But if you go by the photo, you know I've been around a while. I like to think I'm old enough to know better and still young enough not to care.

I've had so many invitations from friends over this week, all wanting to celebrate this day with me. I'm so blessed with good and caring friends and so very grateful. Now some understand my decline of invitations on this particular day and some look a bit puzzled. I love to celebrate life with my friends. Just not ON my birthday. My tradition has long been to spend this day WITH myself. Not 'by myself' as some people suggested, saying that was not a good thing.

It took me a long time to grow into this person I am today, to get to know her, to accept her faults and failings and to acknowledge her gifts and talents. As narcissistic as this may sound, I like me and I enjoy spending time with me. I'll relax, reflect, offer thanks for this wonderful gift of life, remember losses and look ahead to the future. Most of all, I'll celebrate ME. No agenda, just options. No schedule, just time.

My wish for all of you is that you (if you haven't already) become your own best friend!

I'd like to celebrate today by giving something to others. To that end, I will give away AT LEAST five (maybe more) Audible copies of my Romantic Suspense novel, PROTECTION to the first people who comment on this post. You can check it out on and listen to a sample here:

Just click below and leave a comment about how you spend time WITH yourself. It's that simple. I'm off to play now. I'll check back in later and announce the winners. Oh, be sure you check back, too so you can send me your email addy if you win.




Anonymous said...

Happy,happy birthday. Your years show much wisdom gained and the ability to cope in harmony with yourself, a true gift. May you have much more time to learn and expend great teachings. Unfortunately I've always caved to a week's worth of being treated to lunches or dinners with the accompanying, impossible to lose additional weight. Love and appreciate your talent and advice. Carol McPhee

Donna Edwards Jordan said...

Celebrating YOU right along with ya, fellow South Brownsvillian! (is that a word? it is now..) I find the best way to be with myself is on the back porch with a glass of iced tea........and a book. I leave it to you to guess which one(s).

Donna Edwards Jordan

linda_rettstatt said...

Carol and Donna, you each get a free download code for the audio book of PROTECTION from Audible. I'll email you both your codes and download instructions. I hope you enjoy what narrator Kevin Scollin did with my book.

Carol said...

Thanks, Linda. I look forward to listening. Carol