Today is my birthday and I am having a great day. It is 78 degrees and sunny, my best friend took me out for lunch and a cupcake and I had this bouquet from the garden on my kitchen counter all week. Yes, things are just great.
Over the years I have trumpeted celebrating my birthday over the entire month of August (and believe me I still am!) because I think it is important to recognize yourself and celebrate the fact that you are alive.
If I'm overdoing it, it is so that I might somehow give you (my readers) permission to indulge and spoil yourself too. A bit like, "If Anne is celebrating all month, I can at least do this (fill in blank) for myself."
Is it working? I hope so. Life is a gift, full of trials and tribulations, triumphs and treasures. When your birthday rolls around, you certainly need some cake and ice cream. It's my way of being thankful.