50 Sparkles

We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give. ~ Winston Churchill

It’s the milestone birthday month. One year I celebrated the “12 Days of Chrissy” leading up to my special day. This year I’m throwing an intimate celebratory bash complete with sparkles (were there doubts?). But I also desire to do something each day to make the transition into my fifth decade a little smoother. A friend of mine spent more than 40 days prior to a recent birthday engaging in altruistic activities, documenting her experiences. For more years than I care to admit, however, my focus has been inward, on my happiness, but this year I’m excited to follow my friend’s example and turn my gaze outward. And not just for the month of December, but each of the 50 ideas found on Good Housekeeping’s webpage. A gift of joy to myself, really, as I [re]make my life in this new season.

What kind of life are you making?

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