Today marks my 65th trip around the sun on this little planet called Earth. I have had many different kinds of birthday celebrations, parties, trips, dinners, etc. Some were wild and wacky, others low key and sometimes, it was just another day.
Today was a picture perfect spring day. My mom told me that when I was born it snowed here in Alabama. No snow today, just warm sunshine and a cool breeze.
It has been a great day. I know that it's a biggie and many people questioned why I did nothing special to celebrate today. I needed this day just the way it was. The past month had been slammed.
The flu in January left me with a bacterial infection in my lungs and I had finally gotten over the last shreds of it this past week. Somewhere/somehow in the past few days I picked up strep. I thought someone had slashed my throat with a razor. The antibiotics kicked in last night and today I was 100 % again.
The calls and notes and wishes started on FB early this morning. Friends and family have called, sung Happy Birthday to me and sent me cards. I have felt incredible love today. I only hope that all of you at some point in your lives feel the kind of love I have felt all day. It has been a day of supreme joy. I have been bathed in the golden light of kindness and I am humbled.
My last class this evening asked me why I worked today. I answered them with what else would I be doing? Maybe somewhere writing a new song or playing, but that took place this past weekend.
I am so grateful to all who took the time to wish me a Happy Birthday. This 65th trip around the sun was a good one, way better than I deserve. I am grateful. Life has been so kind to me.