Today's view from the porch is different than usual. My porch view today is of the Minnesota north woods complete with a thundershower. Deep greens and dark clouds today in sharp contrast to yesterday's brilliant blue sky and abundant sunshine.
Most people have days of the year that mark the passing of time, New Year's Eve, the first day of school, anniversaries.... I'm having one of those today. It is my 47th birthday.
I love birthdays, I really do. My best friend had a birthday earlier this week and it left her feeling a little sad and a little scared. She's much more pragmatic, rational, and analytical than I could ever be. We are a good balance. She keeps me grounded and I keep her busy.
My birthday weekend has been filled with good times spent with family, with longtime friends, and the beauty of a Minnesota lake in the height of summer. Life is the best birthday gift there is.