I was really touched yesterday by the outpouring of birthday wishes I received.
Living so much of my life “online” brings people into my life from all over the world.
I was fortunate enough to get well wishes from hundreds of friends – including many whom I will never be able to meet in person.
By the way, these people are just as much my “real” friends as those I am able to meet in person.
I was wished a Happy Birthday in so many languages I lost count … and I used Google Translator to understand each and every message.
Being a photographer/writer is a lonely occupation.
I shoot best when I shoot by myself.
I write best when I’m alone and in a quiet place.
Sometimes my life feels very lonely …. does anyone even notice, or care, I exist?
Other times, I’m more than content because I am, by nature, an introvert.
I was genuinely honored to hear from so many well wishers yesterday.
(I really love that I’ve come to know such a great variety of people from different walks of life.)
It made me feel like, in some small way, I have touched lives.
It was a beautiful morning yesterday, followed by a cold (for us!) afternoon.
Friends stopped by unexpectedly,
And they brought surprises with them.
Isn’t it always wonderful to be surprised by kindness when you have absolutely no expectation of it?
I LOVE surprises!
Rain arrived in the evening … bringing total joy to Fred!
Fred absolutely loves when it gets a little cooler.
He runs around in GLEE.
I, also, enjoyed having a little “weather” on my birthday.
I was treated to a fancy dinner out.
I returned home, late at night, to indigo colored skies … spattered with stars and remnant storm clouds.
I also returned to a soaking wet dog who had sat in the rain and soaked it all up (happily) every minute I was gone.
(Trust me, Fred had plenty of shelter available … he CHOSE to sit out in the rain – Newfies love cold/rain/snow!)
I’ve been making lists and I intend to publish a post this week about some of my current favorite things.
In the meantime, thank you to every single one of you for being a part of my life!