I did some DNA testing a while back and got the results. Fascinating. Life changing. Soul affirming, to say the least. As many of you know, I’ve never had much information about my father. None actually. There have also, always been questions about the“biological-ness” of my mother and well, now some questions have been answered. It’s a good thing.
There’s no doubt it’s amazing to find out where your ancestors are from. But knowing WHO you are, and loving yourself anyways – flaws and brilliance alike – is not something you can find out on a DNA strand.
On this day, this precious day I call my personal holiday, I want to share the best thing I’ve learned during this process. What I’ve always known really: I am who I am because of all of you. Those who have touched my life, those that have walked into my world, helped me, hurt me or just those passing by — all of you have helped me be comfortable with the unknowing. I’ve grown brilliantly regardless of the uncertainties. My foundation, the building blocks of my life, have always been an incredible love that finds its way through anyways – no matter what.
So for my birthday, I wish for anyone reading this, for even those not reading this, to have a most perfect and beautiful day. I’d also love World peace. And while I’m at it, for chocolate cake to be as healthy as broccoli, for exercise to be as easy as watching TV, for belly fat to be the new sexy, and for Donald Trump to not be on any ticket or any TV anywhere — but since I know those are far-fetched and unlikely dreams, I’ll take hoping all my friends, family, loved ones, neighbors, acquaintances and yes, even all my enemies to have the most brilliant and wonderful day. That would make this the best birthday ever!
Happy Sweet day to all of you – Don’t mess up my gift now… have a beautiful and brilliant day no matter what!