Today was my birthday. I was snowed in once before on my birthday when I was 8 or 9. I was supposed to have a birthday party but one-by-one my friends called to say they couldn't make it. I was so bummed and spent the evening watching Frosty the Snowman alone. I thought today would be a bummer too.
But it wasn't.
I got plenty of phone calls and messages from the people I love. I had an excuse to hang out in my PJs all day and I enjoyed the peace of a winter's day from my balcony while sipping eggnog. I thought about my age and some of my more prominent successes and failures. I thought about the person I've become and about the events and people from my past and current life that has shaped the present me. It turns out that I'm okay with who I am and found myself immensely grateful for what I have and who I have in my life.
There are people who read this blog. Some of you have been an audience since I started this thing almost six years ago. And since it's not all that entertaining or creative and since it doesn't provide anything intellectual or mind boggling you must read this crap because you for some reason or another are curious about what I'm doing and thinking.
So thanks. Thanks for caring. You're the people that have helped shape who I am and since I like me it's just more proof that you're good people. I'm surrounded by good people. What a great birthday present! Happy birthday to me!! :)