I also had a very touching moment on my birthday that meant a great deal to me.
I was leaving work when I stopped at a crosswalk to let someone pass.
It was a young man zooming along, strapped into his wheelchair headed off somewhere but it had a strong impact on me.
I might not have everything I want in my life but I am so very very lucky. Looking at this man I realized I am so incredibly healthy, really I am. And I have such a rich life. I have a good job, I have a place I live, a vehicle, I have an income that allows me to be safe and warm and fed. I have great friends, a loving family. I am really blessed and lucky and so thankful.
I think that was a wonderful way to go into these next years / part of my life. I have so much.