Today's my birthday, my 47th birthday to be exact but for some reason, this one feels better than the previous 46. I am writing with a heart full of gratitude for everyone who took time to wish me well. I received countless text messages, phone calls, emails and social media posts. Tonight I was overwhelmed by the people who came up to wish me happy birthday and still (after 10:00pm) the messages keep coming. It appears that I have surrounded my self with some wonderful people during my lifetime and I intend to continue holding them close to my heart.
I am loved.
I've always known it, but this year I endeavored to pay special attention to each and every sentiment that came my way. I thought of it as a way of counting my blessings instead of just letting them pass by... I paused and paid attention this year and I am not disappointed. What an extraodinary gift it has been.
For all those who took time for me today, your kindness has not gone un-noticed (even if I have failed to respond.) I am overloaded and it is a wonderful problem to have. Please know that I have thanked God for you and asked for his continued grace on you and yours just as he has graced me with your love.