A month late (I could NEVER have been a Leo) and weighing in at a Juno-esque 10 lbs, 11 ozs., my mother barely speaks to me to this day.
I kid. I'm a kidder.
Anyway, that time of year has rolled around again. The birthday. That annual celebration of your continued presence on the earth.
But each year, I realize more and more that it's a great time to stop and celebrate not just your life, but the lives of those around you - friends and family - and co-workers and bosses and even the people who drive you nuts and challenge you to stay sharp and in the game - or simply the nice people you encounter on the street or in shops.
Life should be celebrated every day - birthdays just remind us that the clock is running.
I love the fact that my birthday falls generally on or near a U.S. holiday weekend. I mean, really - it's Friday morning still, and I'm already on my
I've had a lovely morning - received exactly the gift I wanted from my adorable hubby plus a bonus (!). There's dinner tonight on the waterfront, new bedroom furniture
I even got a birthday card from "the kids", delivered to me tucked into Eddie's collar this morning. With personalized greetings from all five of our fuzzy little children. Perhaps the most endearing sentiment expressed, though, was from Eddie herself with the birthday greeting, "I eat filth - Edwina."
My heart is full.
So - yeah - I'm basking in the day. Hope you're all having a wonderful day and enjoying life. My best birthday gift would be to know you're all doing something fun with someone you love over the next few days.
Enjoy! And cheers!