I’ve had a good life so far, and as long as my health stays in check it looks to continue. All I need for my birthday is to know that my friends and my family love me. That I know, so I’m good.
Yesterday, I attended my longtime friend Florence Ross’ 95th birthday celebration. It was definitely my pleasure to be there with her.
Florence is one of the kindest, dearest people I know. We can all learn a lot from her.
To see her smiling and enjoying the love and attention from her family and her many friends made for a wonderful day.
Again, it’s times like these that remind me that moving back to North Dakota is a good thing.
So, even if I may have to skip going to Dickinson and eating sushi for my birthday, today, it’s OK. I am where I’m supposed to be.
One thing I miss though is my annual joint birthday celebration with pals Sue, Deb and Connie. We used to do a road trip or overnight adventure to celebrate all of us at once.
This year’s birthdays will be celebrated in January when we’re all in the same state again. It is likely to be the last celebration together for some time, so it will be special.
We have all been friends since we were in school together all of those years ago. That we are still together, if not in location but by hearts, is a blessing for sure.
It is my habit to begin my day in my “she shed” in the loft at our house. I write, I read, and I pray. I also sit and drink my coffee and look out my window. It’s a time of reflection for me. It’s a time of peace.
Today, the view is hampered by the wet snow accumulation on the window, yet I know the view and I know what there is to see.
It’s not so much about the view as it is about the “sits” I always say.
So, on this birthday morning, I’m in the loft. The coffee is good, the room is comfy, and I am grateful for the life I get to live.
Life is indeed good today.
— Contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 838, Beach, ND 58621.