Sharing my Birthday with ALL OF YOU

Today I cross the half century mark. I am turning 50 on a typical Seattle spring day – the birds are singing wildly, the tulips are waving in the morning rain and the sky is just lightening. I won’t be online much today, but already I wake to a queue of well wishes on my Skype and even – a first for me – a blog post birthday greeting from the warm and wonderful Holder – Change Management Blog: Happy Birthday, Nancy White.

I am blessed and happy to be alive. My sister called earlier in the week and asked how I was feeling. You know, in my culture, turning 50 can be intimidating – some morbid “one foot in the grave” theme. But I feel very alive, and that life is full of love, meaningful work, and always a learning path in front of me. So as I head out to the last day of the Seeds of Compassion with the Dalai Lama, I’ll be carrying all of you in my heart. Here is my birthday gift to you for being in my life, both visible and invisible – some flowers created by Seattle youth for the Dalai Lama yesterday.
Flowers for the Dalai Lama

5 thoughts on “Sharing my Birthday with ALL OF YOU”

  1. Hello Nancy

    Happy Birthday! I just turned 46 so am thinking about my 50th birthday coming up. But I am looking forward to it. I feel I am in my prime. I am mature (or relatively!) and life experienced but at the same time I feel like a kid because I am learning so much. A great time! This might also be something to do with the fact that the kids are all leaving home! cheers Sarah

  2. Happy Birthday Nancy… You ARE that beautiful bouquet of flowers!! Thank you for sharing your life so freely.

    with love,

  3. Happy belated birthday! I can recommend 50. I am almost 50 days into my 50th year, and it is quite pleasant. 🙂 It sounds like your day was beautiful.

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