I’m a palindrome… what are you?

You read that right, folks.

Today, I am 33.

The atomic number of arsenic.
The number to some of sports’ greatest players: Larry Bird, Patrick Roy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Patrick Ewing.

I’d like to point out that Wikipedia had to point this out to me, as I don’t watch basketball or hockey.

I was unaware that a normal human spine has 33 vertebrae.

I think I had a 33 on the 18th hole of the beautiful golf course I played on Monday…. it was pretty embarrassing…

All in all? 33 is a pretty cool number.

Hubby was lovely enough to contribute by letting me know that 33 is the largest positive integer that cannot be expressed as a sum of different triangular numbers.

Who knew?
Seriously, that had completely escaped me.

I am celebrating my birthday with the people I hold dear in my life. I am giving thanks for all the wonderful gifts that God has given me over the last 33 years.

I have endured many things over the last few years. I have developed a better understanding of those whom I can trust. Sadly, people have turned their back on me for being happier in my life.
In my younger days, something like this would have bothered me. I was constantly searching for everyone’s approval. I was afraid of disappointing anyone.

The only person I disappointed was myself.

Those days are over. I’m stronger now. I know who I need now.

And they are still standing beside me, maybe not condoning, but supporting every decision I make.

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” ~ Dr Seuss

Happy Birthday to me.

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those who love you…

I came across this quote today, and I had to share it.

I have been very busy, and unable to post regularly, but wanted to share these words with those of you who read me loyally.  I appreciate it very much.

Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself.
They remember your beauty when you feel ugly;
your wholeness when you are broken;
your innocence when you feel guilty;
and your purpose when you are confused.

~ Alan Cohen in Wisdom Of The Heart

Happy Wednesday!

xx Lindsay 🙂