I feel loved and blessed and happy and full. I know it won't last forever, but this is a lingering sweetness I am pausing for long enough to acknowledge. I am grateful to all the people in my life who enrich my world with their big hearts and creativity and kindness. I am grateful for small surprises and all kinds of thoughtfulness. Birthdays can be tricky, but if I stop having all kinds of expectations they usually turn out just right.
I leave my expectations behind and let the day unfold.