Today was my birthday. It was a good day. My parents drove down over the weekend to be here. We went out to dinner with a couple of friends from work. It was quiet and small.
I appreciate the “small” things in my life now. I realize that instead of an extravaganza, the often unrecognized blessings are what makes life special. A few years ago, I would have been disappointed in my birthday. Today, I am satisfied.
Do not forget the words to bring magic to life: thankfulness, forgiveness, mindfulness, faithfulness, joyfulness.