So yesterday was my 48th year on this planet. Yup, another birthday has come and gone. For as long as I can remember I've always spend some part of the day reflecting on where exactly I am in my life. This year I made a conscious decision to not do that. Instead I chose to just "be". Sounds easier than it is but I really wanted to spend an entire day just moving through it and living moment to moment.........appreciating how very lucky I am. I wanted to enjoy the simple things that often get neglected in everyday life.
John and I spent the morning getting the backyard ready for winter. Putting away outdoor furniture, dumping dead plants that I forgot to bring in before the frost came and raking some stray leaves. Kissed the girls "goodbye" as they left for a school conference which will last for a few days.......hugged them just a little bit tighter than usual. Spent a small amount of time in the studio finishing up "Days Like These". Did a bit of yoga. My friends Kelly and Joan came over and we shared a bit of wine and a lot of laughs....simple things.
All my friends on Facebook left "birthday greetings" and I received phone calls from close friends and friends who live further away. I have been thoroughly gifted in my life with wonderful, thoughtful, kind friends. At times I don't know where I would be without them. John made dinner again last night....delicious. Afterward we watched an old movie and wondered how the girls were doing..........simple things..........just simple things