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Monday, November 7, 2011

I've been thinking....


I've really been thinking about how I keep comparing myself to others lately...

to friends, family, colleagues, other bloggers, celebrities and I have come to a profound conclusion....

I'm not like everyone else!

I am special, unique and an individual!

From now on, starting this week, the week I turn 40, I am going to focus more on being ME and not on being like everyone else.


Why has it taken an impending "BIG" birthday to make me reflect on my life? I guess I must have had the birthday blues last week but now I'm so happy to be turning 40, am comfortable with who I am and I am ready to enjoy the next 40 years of my life!

I guess I must be growing up!

Best wishes for a wonderful week,

Natasha

30 comments:

  1. I pinned your quote and I am so happy you are you, because I think you are pretty awesome! Happy Birthday!!
    Wendy

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  2. You are a very special and wonderful individual, Natasha! Happiest of birthdays to you! And remember, 40 is fine when you look 29!!! :-) xo

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  3. Happy Birthday! Your blog is right on.. We are all his creations made in his likeness. It is easy to get caught up in comparing our selves with others. I just had a birthday last week.. 16 yrs on you! 40 is such a great age..really. Enjoy!

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  4. I so agree. I say to myself...I am who I am and lots of people love me the way I am so I need to stop worrying about who I am.. and just be it...phew I Have a wonderful week.. and for the record I think you are pretty amazing just as you are, xx Katherine

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  5. Happy Birthday and thanks for the beautiful scripture reminder! We do that s women a lot, don't we? I enjoy your blog thanks for sharing!

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  6. My first visit with you. My oldest (out of four) daughter is turning 40 on the 29th of Nov.:)I think it can be a wonderful time of life.Enjoy just being comfortable with yourself and liking yourself-you got it right my Dear,have a wonderful week.Denise

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  7. ****H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y ****
    **********SWEET GIRL*********
    YES, we MUST remember that HE has made us all very Special.
    Have a GREAT day Natasha! ..xoxo...Rosie

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  8. Happy Birthday. I turned 40 this year and it has turned out to be a year of growing, introspection, reflection, and change. Enjoy it all!

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  9. Happy Happy Birthday Natasha!

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  10. Happy Birthday Natasha, I think you are one special individual lady. I love your blog, and visiting it to remind me a bit of 'home'. Your quote is a great one. I think I should paste it up on my fridge!
    Have a great week!

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  11. Happy Birthday!
    There is nobody better to be that yourself.

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  12. I found turning forty to be terifically liberating, the kids were grown (well almost)and I had the rest of my life to enjoy. I stil have time with the kids and the grandkids and it's great. I hope you are blessed in the same way, happy birhday.
    Diana

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  13. It doesn't get any easier, but I appreciate the reminder that we are all different and special in our own ways. :)

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  14. Happy Birthday Week! :) I love that you're embracing who you are - when I grow up, I wanna be just like you! ;)

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  15. Stay close to youself ....that is how i live.....and it suits me fine......seize your day darling....love from me...xxx...

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  16. Well spoken birthday girl! Wish I was just turning 40. I'm past 45. I think 45 was harder for me than 40. I'm still trying to embrace the age thing. But it does get easier to quit worrying about other people the older you get. Hope your day is a happy one and wishing you many more!

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  17. Well done , you! I've found being 40+ to be abslutely incredible in terms of getting to know myself. I wonder why I was always looking anywere but at myself before! It sounds like you're well on track. Have a great birthday.

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  18. Grwoing up never, Happy Birthday Natasha. XX

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  19. Natasha, we all love you, and it is a must that you love yourself.

    Happy, Happy Birthday, dear friend. I wish I could be there to give you a birthday hug. You are beautiful.♥

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  20. HI DEAREST NATASHA. DEAR YOUR ARE SO UNIQUE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL SOUL YOU DONT LOOK LIKE NO ONE ELSE YOU ARE YOUR SELF SO UNIQUE AND SPECIAL, WHEN WE TURN 40 WE START TO THINK AND ASK OUR SELF'S WHO IS THIS PERSON THAT I AM LOOKING AT THE MIRROR,THEN YOU SAID IS ME AN I AM WONDERFULLLLL !!!.HAVE A LOVELY MAGICAL BIRTHDAY XOXO SANDRA

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  21. MY DEAR (UNIQUE FRIEND I LOVE YOUR TASTE YOU ARE A ROMANTIC AT HEART .XO XO. SANDRA

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  22. What an amazing woman you are growing to be each and every day! May the years ahead find you growing in grace and even more wisdom than what you have today!
    Happy Birthday!

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  23. Natasha, I really needed that today. Thank you! You read my mind!

    And Happy Birthday! :)

    xo,
    A

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  24. Happy Birthday this week, Natasha! 40 isn't so bad. You are just getting started!
    Blessings, Audrey

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  25. Wow Natasha, happy 40th (welcome to the other side of the Hill) and I love your thoughts on this.
    You are totally YOU, unique, and never compare yourself to anyone else.
    You rock.
    x

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  26. Happy Birthday Natasha! As I just told another friend who was getting older along with me, "C'mon in, the water's fine!"

    I think you know I am a cancer survivor and I've had 11 "bonus" birthdays. I just read that I am among the 20% who are cured (I prefer the word healed) from ovarian cancer. Life just doesn't look the same when you're blessed to be celebrating a healthy life as I am when I'm in the minority statistic.

    When people complain about aging I always like to joke that it beats the alternative. ;) You are right that aging allows us the freedom to become comfortable in our own skin, to be true to ourselves and become the person God created us to be without apology. Enjoy your 40's (and beyond!)

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  27. Happy birthday and you are right to not compare yourself. I always think of a Cher or Madonna, who if they had tried to be like someone else would not have become so famous themselves. Not that I am big fans fo theirs, simply I see that they have made a name for themselves by being an original. May you have a blessed birthday, and I'm a new follower. Thanks for your sweet words on my blog, and I need to check out Australia. I'll start with your blog.

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  28. Happy Birthday, I can't believe I'm turning 50 next year. Time sure flies.

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  29. Natasha,

    Happy Birthday! I hope your day is wonderful.

    I feel so blessed to have met you. You are incredibly talented with a global perspective. I enjoy reading about your life and seeing the beauty in your world.

    Thanks for your generous spirit and for being you.

    Mer

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  30. Happy Birthday!

    Jan
    http://kansasprincessjan.blogspot.com/

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