feb. 15, 2011

I did have a happy birthday this week. It was on Tuesday. I always start my birthday with some reflection. The last year in many ways was a true annus horibilus for me. It was marked by health crises for my Mom, my husband, my pup and even me. It had disappointments and stress that was off the charts. But the truth is, it has also been an annus mirabilis. I had so many incredibly rewarding experiences. Many happy days. Many blessings. I met and connected with many people who inspire me. Isn’t this pretty much how every year is – some bad and some good. My goal for 2011 will be to make time for the good, recognize it and give thanks for it. As for the bad, well, I will remember that “with all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams,/it is still a beautiful world.”