Today is a special day in our household as my darling bestie and 'sharer of the NOW' Pete Ward is celebrating his birthday. As a surprise, instead of the usual cupcakes, I ordered a selection of Red Velvet Cupcakes from Frangipani Cupcakes and these were promptly delivered at 11 a.m. Delicious, satisfying (especially for a sugar lover like me) and BEAUTIFULLY presented, I was amazed at the communication, the service and that they were so accommodating to my needs - personalising the cupcakes for Pete's special day.
Birthday's seem to bring about a lot of anxiety for so many people. In astrological terms, they refer to it as a 'Solar Return' as they planetary ruler of your own chart returns to it's starting position. The month prior I personally always experience a round up or review of the previous year - celebrate my wins and grieve over my losses and start thinking about what I want to create within my next Solar year. I see this happening for so many people who arrive at 'Birth Day' and feel a little flat or depressed. It's almost like the whole 'getting ready for the prom' experience - so much lead up to the day, culling of the outfits that aren't right, makeup trials, hair trials, suit trials and the like - till you finally get there and go 'so this is it?'. Birthdays in my experience seem to be similar and I know I'm not alone in this. For me this year turning 40, I went through a bit of that grief feeling. 'What have I NOT achieved' seemed to be a bigger picture than all the great successes and amazing experiences I've had. It got to the point where I pulled myself up for my 'Eeyore' moment and decided to cut myself some slack - nobody really wants to come to a pity party right?
My birthday party this year was extraordinary. (You can check out the photos on this site.)
So today - to celebrate Pete's new day of his Solar return, I thought I would produce a 'Joy Trigger' for him - a nice surprise he most certainly did not see coming. It wasn't a big grand gesture, a plane flying through the sky with a banner flapping behind it or a tattoo of him sprawled across my back, but a sign that I was thinking of him... So today instead of him questioning 'is this it?' the response was 'WOW'.
Nothing says 'LOVE' like a freshly made cupcake.....
Thanks to Frangipani Cupcakes for producing such a beautiful gift for my favourite person. Visit them here: https://www.facebook.com/FrangipaniCupcakes?directed_target_id=0
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