This is Corey's birthday week, since Monday, August 12 she would have turned 30. Corey and Julia and I always joked about feeling like, "It's my birthday week!" and "It's my birthday month!" which was our way of continuing the celebration of being born. It is a great gift to be born!
Corey did not want anything to eclipse this birthday. She and her fiance' would have gone to a friend's wedding this weekend, but we were starting to talk about how to celebrate her 30th birthday and my 60th birthday, all happening within a couple weeks of each other.
Today and every day, when we think of Corey and when we think of what it means to be alive, let us do what Corey advised Kate: no matter how busy it feels on the outside of your life, set your sights on having a wonderful, relaxing day on the inside. Let that intention of being filled with wonder allow you to find inner relaxation. Being in the world while feeling wonderment and calm is a great gift to ourselves and to others. Thanks Corey for reminding us.