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"Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into."

Wayne Dyer

Tomorrow is my birthday. At 3:38am I will turn thirty-three. 'Tis true.

And I have mixed feelings about this fact. Thirty-three happens to be my favorite number. Because it was Larry Bird's number. Every night of my childhood, Sister C and I said I love you three times and then we said, in unison, times eleven. So. As far as I am concerned, this is a good number. A great one. An auspicious one. I have a hunch this is going to be a good year. I'm feeling optimistic.

But. As per my little girls, it's a big number. Now I know that I am still relatively young and I feel quite young, but I'm no longer nineteen. I'm an adult. A mom to three. A wife. To make a long story short, I'm no longer a kid.

This might seem obvious to you, and certainly not newsworthy, but this is big for me. I still feel like a little girl sometimes even though I have three little girls of my own. There is a part of me, a big part, that does not want to grow up. But I have no choice, do I?

And so. Here I am. On the eve of my Larry Day as I will call it. Pondering age and adulthood and abundance. Abundance? Yup, abundance.

Because on birthdays, we are often asked what we want. And, yes, I want many things. Many things. But the most important things I already have. These things are my world. I stumbled upon a brilliant quote recently, the one above. And I will share it again:

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into. (Wayne Dyer)

Tomorrow? It might be a tricky day, but it will also be terrific. It will be a big day of little girls. It will be a day of tuning in.

{Thanks, Tree, for the girls' sweet-as-can-be matching ice cream PJs!}

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How do you feel about birthdays? About getting older? Do you agree that abundance is something we must tune into? Are you good at tuning in?

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