Birthdays come and go. Today is my 70th. Yesterday I was grumpy about it. Today I am fine. Especially since my Aunt Ricky just called to wish me a happy birthday. She is a young 90 and we laughed and laughed about our ages.
My favorite birthday gift is the gift of smooth ice for ice skating. I put my skates on at the shore this morning and it was a beautiful skate.... very fine, light snow in the air and no wind. Delightful. Afterwards I got a cup of coffee and sat on the thinking bench by the lake and tried to remember the decades.... some were easy, some not so much. All in all, it's been a beautiful life and I am grateful.