"It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living."

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Today we celebrate.
It's a small thing, one that will sneak up on you and rattle your good sense. 
The truth is, I have always felt young (perhaps because I'm the youngest of nine) yet what I know to be true in my heart (40 is NOT old!) and what my head is telling me (eek, today I'm 40!) is an entirely different matter. 
I seem to be lingering somewhere between head and heart. Today I will do my best 
to greet the day with as much grace and optimism as I can possibly muster. 
(A good glass of wine may help this along.)

It is a pretty beautiful life that I have.
I'm amazed and grateful everyday.



  1. Somebody said,the real life starts after the 40! Hope it's true... Happy birthday!

    Your drawing is very stylish. Secretly wish to see more of them ;)

  2. Thank you Siga for the birthday wishes. I hope it's true also!

    I secretly wish to do more drawings. :)

  3. A very Happy Birthday to you....
    I am forty this year too, I feel twenty eight!
    What a beautiful drawing! I love it.
    Have a lovely day.xxx

  4. I mean I hope you had a lovely day... when you are forty your birthday can last the whole month, that's what I say!

  5. Happy Birthday to you also Trish! I say why not celebrate the whole year? ;)