It was my birthday Monday, and I've been showered by love from friends and family. Out-of-towners came to visit. Family came for festivities. Friends changed plans and popped over. Wishes came from all over! And even with my "no presents -- your presence is the gift" clause, they gifted, thoughtfully, generously: an afternoon at the Lion King, a new beeeeautiful leather-bound art journal book, handmade pottery, gift cards, jewelry, candles, a new computer! So many gifts and so much love, I kept questioning my deserved-ness. What have I done to receive so much?
While I can't fully answer that, I'm still going. I'm sitting here in the airport, with my bobbles on, typing on my new computer, headed out of town for my secret gift retreat.
I hope in this next year, you treat yourself generously, lovingly, unabashedly as you would one of your nearest and dearest. You deserve it. (..Just don't ask why!)