April 2014

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” ~Thornton Wilder

I know y’all are happy it’s warmer and less snowy. You’re looking forward to bird chirps and motoring mowers. I’m fearing the onslaught of mosquitoes, who like to bite me, a LOT. But! Warmer temps also mean I can stand on the sand of my favorite shoreline and watch the ocean without freezing. It helps, too, that April is what I like to call The Best Month All Year Long. Why, yes, my birthday falls in April. How on earth did you know?

You may think it obsessive, but I celebrate all 30 days. Yes, there are little treats for me, but also acts of kindness shared with others. A lil’ something daily because being alive is pretty cool. Am I right or am I RIGHT!?

30 Days o’ Birthday Fun. I might tack an extra one on for good measure since I get shortchanged, unlike you 31-day-month peeps… I know… those poor February people, with only 28…

In between birthday dances and cupcake eating, I’ll spend a lot of time thinking about things I’ve encountered during my rides around the sun that I’m grateful for. Here are just a few:

Oreo blizzards
smiley faces
library books
daisies
sunsets
air in my lungs
a positive attitude
peeps.

No, not those dreaded marshmallow things. Peeps like you! Thanks for being a part of my life — if you’re a new friend or someone who’s been around a while, or you’re a relative who has known me for many (if not all) of my trips around the sun. Glad you’re going around with me.

Enjoy the sunshine and warmer days, and if you have a chance and can get to one, head to the beach to search for shells (it’s warm enough now that you won’t end up with frozen frigid fingers).

It’s the tiny treasures of each moment that make it all worthwhile, don’t you think?

tinytreasuresWM

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