Friday, March 23, 2018

66 Trips

66 times around the sun, it is my birthday today and I am glad to have made those trips.  I told a friend today that I became Benjamin Buttons this morning, from now on I get younger every year.

It has been a good day.  I went to the DMV and got my driver's license renewed and we have just hung around the house.  We have a gig tomorrow, so we got a good practice in.

Today has been a most humbling day. I have had hundreds of Birthday wishes and greetings on FB.  Many of them were so touching, some from friends and family that I had not heard from in a long time. You know you live day to day never knowing what sort of impact if any you have on those around you.  I spend my days at work giving my heart and soul to those in pain and I hope that it helps, but only time tells the truth.  On social media I try to be as uplifting as I can be, because I know that every one hurts.  Kindness is free and ya'll know I love to spread it.

These 66 trips around the sun have been good, bad, happy and sad.  I will be the first to admit in many ways my life has been amazing.  A good friend at work told me Tuesday that she had Googled me and then proceeded to chide me for not talking about my life and the paths it has taken me.
But she also said that I should be very grateful for such a full life...and I am.  There is not a day that goes by that I don't whisper words of gratitude for my life and the people and experiences that have made it.

66 trips, don't know how many I have left, but I don't worry about that much.  I still practice those questions I ask my students daily...what time is it?  Now.   where are you? Here.  I am here, now.