Dear friends, fans, followers and everyone else,
This is my birthday. This is my BIG birthday, if you understand what I mean. Usually, birthdays are a happy occasions. We are happy to be alive, we are happy to celebrate this event with our family and friends, we are happy that we can forget about calories and enjoy our birthday cake and we are happy for the opportunity to do something special, other than the usual, every day activities.
Big birthdays are different. It is not that we are not happy, but we are also nostalgic; after all, we just completed ten years in our lives and are about to embark on the next one. In my situation I am more looking back and reviewing events that happened in the ten years; there were happy events, there were sad events, there were times of apprehension and times of elation, I welcomed two new family members, and said goodby to the dearest person in my life, my mother.
There are changes in my health (and it is not due to getting older) and there are changes in my outlook on life. I paid attention that I smile when it is nice and sunny outdoors with beautiful clear blue skies and when it is overcast, cloudy and dark, I close the curtains for not to affect me, because it does. Some of you my remember the song by the Carpenters: “Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down”. They do, despite the fact that there were many great events in my life that occurred on very rainy days.