During my birthday month, and I started to think of "gifts" I could bestow on myself. I am sure I have already explained that I think it is most important to give yourself the gift you want rather than *hope* or *expect* someone else to get it for you.
My mind turned to trips and things that I couldn't afford. Likes, wants and antojos change with the season, so this is not a life list. Besides, waiting and planning out all these "lasts" might not be the best way to use our time alive. Just a few things I was thinking about ... many of the things on the list cannot be just "gifted" to me by myself or someone else; but like all things, that doesn't mean I don't want them.
a year of writing in Italy or France
good hair cuts
an Italian practice buddy (speaking)
one for French too
tighter fitting pants for men -- yes, it is a gift for me and all other women who are tired of looking at saggy and otherwise loose-fitting pants/jeans/shorts etc.
quiet, down time
pleasant conversation with my father
grow old happy instead of grumpy
birds singing and flowers blooming (and rain ... at night, preferably)
daily meditation practice (getting closer)
that compound of friends in their third phase
an electric car
spa time is always good, ten thousand waves spa time is even better
beautiful clouds and the presence of mind to appreciate them
I get bored with the wishing and wanting ... so these are really just top of the head, and looking around at the world just now.
This one is a panorama, so hopefully it will get bigger if you click it...