When I make those birthday wishes, drop a penny in a fountain, etc. there is one word that comes to mind.  I will toss in the occasional health and weath wish but the one word that always comes to mind is contentment.  


A state of happiness and satisfaction.
satisfaction – content – gratification – complacency

I am at an age…a place in my life where despite the struggles and ups and down life has to offer I covet contentment…big word, great place. 


In spite of my imperfections (because of my imperfections!)…I smile, laugh and love my life.

There is no greater place to visit than the beach to be filled with that peace…



and today, every day………I am thankful for this peice of me…"peace" of me.  Peace on…!


"Satisfaction is not always the fulfillment of what you want.  It is the realization of how blessed you are for what you have.  It’s not that everything will be easy or exactly as you had expected, but you must choose to be grateful for all that you have, and happy that you got a chance to live this life, no matter how it turns out." ~Unknown