My birthday was actually yesterday, but I think these count, along with all the other ones we saw this morning.  MKL and Kelsea have both made my birthday extended on either end and very special and I love them. Otherwise, the world has been hard on itself, and on the people I love, which makes it hard on me as well. The mixed curse and blessing of the empath. For now, I am listening to the wind in the aspens outside our room, and watching their green leaves shimmer and tremble as no others do.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Quote of the day: “Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.” — Susan B. Anthony

Daily gratitudes:
Our voices
Our hearts
Forgiveness
Blue skies
Small adventures