i celebrated a birthday this week. as the clock chimed midnight into my birthday, i was skyping with a friend, and she wished me a happy birthday. then she and her son sang to me, from a world away, and yet i felt like i was getting a big birthday hug. i went to sleep for a few hours. i woke up, took a shower, and let the water run over me. i felt like something big was going to happen. my birthday felt like it was going to be the start of something huge. i had no idea what, but i felt it. later that day, i made a joke with a couple of friends that this next trip around the sun was going to be a wild ride. and already, in the few days since my birthday, my prediction has rung true. way beyond anything i could have imagined. the little lady and i were given a tremendous gift. it was given with such pure friendship, generosity, and love. it makes me tear up, in complete joy, that i am so fortunate to have people in my life that love my daughter and i with such depth. and it just so happens that this gift has been a dream of mine for years. so, i am kicking off this trip around the sun with a dream coming true. here’s to living boldly and celebrating life!
“and, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
~ p. coelho, the alchemist