Good morning, July 24. Let's do you right.
Because it's my birthday.
My hope, each day as I grow older,
is that this will never be simply chronological aging -
which is a nuisance and frequently a bore -
but that I will also grow into maturity,
where the experience
which can be acquired only through chronology
will teach me
how to be more aware,
unafraid to be vulnerable,
accept disagreement without feeling threatened
(repeat and underline this one),
to understand that I cannot take myself seriously
until I stop taking myself seriously -
to be in fact a true adult.
~ Madeleine L'Engle