“The only trick to living the life you desire is believing it exists and belongs to you.”
I am 48 today. I received gifts that made me smile, touched my heart, and made me laugh hard. I’m surrounded by people who are good and kind and who love me. I feel it. I know it. How lucky am I? Mind you, attending a funeral visitation on one’s birthday may not seem quite as lucky, but it allowed for dinner with my parents. We couldn’t remember the last time we had dinner on my birthday. I was grateful to share a special meal with them.
And how often do you hear people sing “happy birthday’ in a funeral home? The place was packed with Terry’s (see below). They sang, “Happy Birthday to you…” and silently trailed off …”Happy Birth…day…to….you…..” as they realized where we were. Pretty funny! It was a sad occasion to be sure, but it was also wonderful to see my family, and simply be in their presence. What a blessed day I’ve had.