It was a Tuesday. I believe it was raining in Atlanta, GA. “Maniac” by Michael Sembello was #1 on the billboard chart. The average cost of a new house was $82,600. Swatch was in the process of releasing their first watches.
…and I was born 🙂
Today I turn 27 years old, and for some reason it sounds a lot older to me than 26. Maybe it’s because now I’m in my “late 20’s” versus “mid-20’s?” Or because I would rather scarf down healthy food than a double serving of cake like I used to?
Either way, I think 27 sounds older. But the good news? I certainly don’t FEEL older. I feel GREAT!
And I wanted to take a minute to reflect on the gifts I have on this birthday.
And I don’t mean piles of presents like I used to have…
…although I did get a few wonderful material goodies.
I mean in the deeper sense, of looking back over the past 27 years and counting my blessings.
Today I look at my life and wonder… how did I end up here? I actually woke and pondered how I am so lucky to be in this wonderful place in life.
I’m married to an incredible, loving, intelligent, funny & gorgeous guy, who (as cliche as it sounds) is my best friend!
I am blessed to have an amazing family that has seen me through all the birthdays I’ve ever had. They are supportive, caring and I love them deeply.
I am lucky to have Hubb’s family as my own now, too. I feel so lucky to get to brag about my in-laws because they are all so wonderful!
And I can’t forget my awesome friends… they make me laugh, have been there for me through ups & downs, are there for me to talk to when I need them & I love going through life together with them.
I have the world’s sweetest puppy dog, who puts on her party hat to help me celebrate my birthday.
I’m in a career I love, living in a place I love.
The people I love are healthy, as am I.
Someone pinch me.
…actually…. please don’t. I like this dream 😉
Thanks for listening to me ramble on my special day. I also feel so lucky to have incredible blends (blog-friends) like you!
What blessings are you thankful for?