Debbie Gibson's Birthday Message!
Recently, it was Debbie Gibson's birthday, and she printed a birthday message on her blog. We liked it so much, we decided to reprint excerpts of it here on our blog. Debbie is what HooplaHa is all about!
From Debbie's Birthday Message:
On this, the day of my arrival here on earth, I share these thoughts with you!
A) There is no birth or death…spirit is infinite!
B) Today I am laying low and turning inward. Something I do more of as time goes on!
C) I do not fixate on the “number”. Not because I am afraid or ashamed of getting “older” but, with those numbers, come all kinds of things we have heard and buy into. What if we did not live by a calendar year?!? What if we did not know of timelines in regard to health or babies or career achievements or fashion etc. How do YOU feel right now?!? Me? I feel more vibrant and vital than EVER!
D) Many are “age-ist” in the music biz. I was told I was “Too Young” to do it then and told I am “Too Old” to do it now. I am all about shattering people’s perceptions! We are all TIMELESS and best to wait for the magic music and not put mediocrity out there. So, stay tuned. It will be worth the wait. I have been digging DEEP!
E) With time and age for me has come the wisdom to let go and know that we were never in control anyway. By thinking I was, I created anxiety because of some expectation I had about how I SHOULD feel or what I SHOULD be doing. So I find now that the more “out of control” and open I feel, in actuality, the closer to my own center I actually am. Being a slave to routine and comfort or obligations can lead to complacency and boredom and presenting some image of who you want to be as opposed to being who you are.
F) I have learned that being AUTHENTIC is the ONLY way! This year I did some things where I portrayed a version of myself. It cost my soul and I will never do those things again. I accept who I am on any given day though it ain’t always pretty. Truth is not sometimes. But live your TRUTH!
G) Today, if you do anything for yourself, me, and others, do something charitable. Give of your time, energy, money, spirit….knowing all the while YOU will always have enough!
Those letters in front of each thought represent the music notes in a scale!
I leave you in suspense and do not resolve going back to the A cuz I like living on the edge and not knowing what is coming next!!!! Daunting but exhilarating! In that uncomfortable space is where the magic lays. Like a movie with less words and more close ups. Like the silent moment in Pink’s SOBER. THAT is music to my ears!
As Jason Mraz said ever so poetically “Open up your plans and damn you’re free….”!!!!! Today and always I am FREE and HAPPINESS is free to us all at any given moment no matter how trying are these times!
Oh! A break from the serious….Fave new drink: Espresso Martini. Have one and raise a glass in honor of 8/31/70 tonight!