Air in my lungs, for a start. A beautiful family. A warm, dry place to live and a fun pace to work too.
Loads of Birthday greetings on my Facebook page. Thank you for each and everyone of them.
I got to spend some time with Henry today, for the first time in years. It was great to see him and share stories.
Life is always better with stories.
Some friends sent some fertiliser to South America on my behalf today too. Which was nice. But Oxfam told me where the gift was being given and the impact it had. Through the farmer's story.
Mrs theWeir made some glorious cake (though, technically, I have had that for a couple of days now). Sharing the cake with some folks has led to sharing stories. (Sorry, Mum, it may be all gone by the end of the night).
I got a wide array of gifts too. They made it into my first Blipfoto entry today.
But what really struck me today was Henry saying "wow, I didn't recognise you". It was a bit of a gift.
I don't want to be a carbon copy of myself year after year. I want to grow. I want to mature. If I don't then perhaps I'm not fully alive.
Being alive is really important.
Liam reminded me of these words last night:
"This is your life, are you who you want to be?". I think that today, I am more of the person I want to be than I was yesterday. How about you?
(here's the band playing the track in session)