"Here I'm singin' happy birthday
Better think about the about the wish I make
This year gone by ain't been a piece of cake
Everyday's a revolution
Pull it together and it comes undone
Just one more candle and a trip around the sun"
Last year, I turned 40. It was momentous, with a weekend trip with my husband to Boston, wineries with my sister and sisters in law, spa time with a dear friend. 40 was a big milestone and I am now very grateful it came last year when the world was a different place.
41, in times of Covid-19, was a quieter celebration. Dinner out for the first time since early March. Dining in the parking lot which is the makeshift outdoor seating. I was grateful for a family celebration which was impossible a few months before.
I am grateful for birthday greetings from family members, friends past and present, colleagues and even friends I've never met in person but follow online. I am grateful for summer weather and new patio furniture to enjoy. I am grateful for my health. I am grateful for the possibility of days to come.
Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski