I like to consider every day a birthday/birth day. Every day is a celebration of my being. Every day an opportunity to open my eyes to see the world in a new and different light. Every day a desire to crawl out of my sheltered, comfortable self and expose myself to new ideas, new connections, new experiences. Every day a time to celebrate and embrace who I am and who I am becoming.
This year, as with all the others, I will be blessed with ripples and tides - the joys and challenges of life. I will find adventures and surprises in the cracks and crevices, places that I didn't expect. I will curse the passing of time, feeling like I never have enough hours, weeks, years to experience all that I wish to experience.
And yet, I will end each day richer and with a heart more full than the day before, with all the many little miracles I get to be witness to and be a part of, in this simple and complex, mundane and exciting life of mine.