I woke up yesterday, and wished myself a happy birthday, I thanked god for making it this far. I arrived at work to find my cubicle had been decorated with two “Happy Birthday” signs. Then my supervisor came in with a Starbucks and cake for me, my cubicle neighbor who is also celebrating a birthday today, gave me a card, a dozen cupcakes and a small cake. I did feel obligated to eat a cupcake and drink the coffee, I am saving the other two cakes for our team meeting/lunch on Friday to share with my them. Diet? What diet??
Reminding myself how lucky I am to be alive and well, the last thing I should think about it is how many calories I am inhaling.
Two days ago I received a gift from “Nordstrom” my Aunt sent me, I was surprised! My heart smiled as I felt loved and a big hug from a far.
Later in the day I received flowers from my best friend and her daughter, who is like a niece to me.
As the day went on, I received text after text from friends, including my last boss, ex boyfriends, ex-husband, Family.
Messages on LinkedIn, so very many on Facebook, and Instagram.
The work day went on as “usual” except of course for the gifts, hugs and congrats coming all day long, I am not complaining at all. I welcome the positive attention.
I felt special and loved. Thankful and truly grateful appreciating how blessed I am. Not only for the birthday wishes, but my health, happiness and peace.
To end my work day, my friend/co-workers invited me out to dinner to celebrate. How lucky am I!