In Episode 175, I express my deep gratitude that I can celebrate, for the first time in my life, that my birthday falls on Easter Sunday.
What a wonderful moment in time!
Today I get to celebrate my birthday for the first time, as it falls on Easter Sunday.
As a kid, I would always look on new calendars when my birthday would fall.
Sometimes it was Holy Thursday, Good Friday, maybe Holy Saturday, but never Easter.
It also fell sometime around Easter, yet many days before or after.
And if my day landed on Good Friday, well, we weren’t having any kind of celebration.
My mother wouldn’t hear of it.
As the years went by, it always made me curious as to how they figured out when Easter would be as it was never the same day, it seemed.
So maybe a half dozen years ago I research what days Easter would fall. And I found these calendars from 1900 – 1999 and 2000 – 2099.
So it turns out that my birthday hadn’t fallen on Easter since 1950 and I wasn’t even thought of at that point.
So my birthday, April 9th, hasn’t been on Easter for 73 years from 1950 – 2023! Wow.
And it won’t be on Easter again until I’m 77 and 88, if I am so fortunate to be around then.
Anyway, I’m very grateful to share this day with you.
And I’m also thankful that I can spend this holy week with my beloved David in Rome, Italy! A dream come true.
So please have a wonderful Easter weekend. I hope you, too, will join me in celebrating this special day with me.
And if you would be so kind as to make a donation to The Foundation for Grieving Children, Inc., the organization I started 20 years ago for the benefit of grieving children, teens, young adults and families, it would be fantastic.
Whatever you can give would be so appreciated.
Just go here.
And to see the organizations your gifts have blessed, go here.
Much Love, my Warrior.
Additional Notes – Some things that will help along this journey to ease the pain:
If you are having an especially difficult time emotionally, I recommend you speak with a specialist at a hotline near you. Here you will find hotlines all around the world. Trained counselors are there to listen, free of charge, to what’s going on with you. Take advantage of their great kindness. Vent with an objective individual. You don’t have to be ‘suicidal’ to call them, but if you are, that’s the best place to call. Don’t hestitate!
For parents and teens, there is an amazing resource where you can email or text counselors for help at The Boys Town National Hotline! Outstanding assistance for your children and you. You can also dial 988 for assistance.
Visit Julie’s EFT episodes on grief and she will teach you the Emotional Freedom Technique. Her videos calm your spirit and help you release emotional and physical pain as you move forward.
Here are some meditation music to help you rest.
You can order your Bach’s Rescue Remedy from most health food stores, either in person or online. Remember, these do have alcohol in them.
I use the Rescue Remedy 20ml drops but they have spray and other versions which might work better for you. And…they also have products to calm pets, too.
*To find a homeopathic doctor, visit here or here. Many offer phone consultations if you cannot find one in your area. They work with patients around the globe. You can also research in your area of the world.
Grab my free ebook, 21 Things You Need to Know About the Grieving Process, right here on my site.
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