Today is my 59th trip around the sun. It’s actually been one of the loveliest birthdays that I can recall; gentle, peaceful, fun, and filled with love. I am reminded again and again how fortunate I am to have a wealth of wonderful folks in my life. It truly is humbling as I receive messages … More Birthdays in the Here and Now
Today is your birthday, and I am so grateful that you were born. After the many years of our long friendship, we know that each moment is precious and never guaranteed. I hold onto those moments with you; the laughter, the joy, the challenges, the tears. I am a better person for having you in … More A Birthday Ode to my BFF
Fifty-seven. How in the world can I be turning fifty-seven? I can remember so clearly standing in front of the bathroom mirror in the house I grew up in on the morning of my sixteenth birthday, scrutinizing my as yet unlined face, feeling ancient and wondering what I would look like when I reached the … More Birthday Thoughts
On this, the Birthday of my love, there are so many things I want to say; But, how do you find words to adequately express someone saving your life and making you believe in love and happily ever afters again? How do you thank someone for helping you see the beauty in yourself and in … More Birthday Wish: A Love Letter
Leonardo Da Vinci… Two nights ago my eyes popped wide open well before 2am and stayed open. And stayed. And stayed. I took a melatonin…nothing. Since I have taken on my new detail-filled role at work, more and more I am waking up in the middle of the night with my brain spinning, going over … More Leonardo Da Vinci, Birthday Bashes, and New Beginnings
All of Birmingham is shut down, thanks to one inch of snow and ice that came down yesterday. Northerners may laugh at us, but in a hilly city with no equipment or plan to deal with winter weather, it is dangerous to try to drive. I don’t mind one bit- it’s a wonderful and rare … More Birthdays and Snow Days
Tomorrow I will celebrate my fifty-third spin around this planet, and as each year passes, my ideas about beauty seem to shift in tandem. I learned so much about real beauty watching my mother in the last years of her life. She approached aging with humor and dignity, and I truly think she became … More What is Beauty?
On this day, Your birthday, I am so grateful. Grateful for you, Your kindness, Your laughter, Your courage, Your tears, Your tender words, Your talents, Your creativity, The soulfulness of your sweet brown eyes, Your unfailing encouragement, Your wisdom, The gentleness of your touch. But most of all, I am grateful for the gift … More Grateful for You