- Groundhog Day,
- a palindrome date (the numbers are the same backwards and forwards), and
- my 67th birthday!
In 2018, I wrote a song titled “Shameless Appeals for Applause” which starts out
I’ve made it to age 65,
Nothing gets in the way of my passion and drive,
I was born with heart problems but I’m still alive.
I wonder if I need to rewrite that opening? If so, not today. Today I’m going to
- watch if the groundhog sees his shadow.
- think about the return of spring in the midst of winter.
- spend the day with my eminently quotable husband Michael who recently said, “If you’re going to learn something, you have to not know it first.”
- enjoy a new production of the musical “Hair.”
- enjoy not having to color my hair.
- get a free meal.
- watch for this Super Bowl commercial, which mentions my hometown:
- share my latest photos with you.
I have all I need in this corner of the world on my birthday, including YOU!
Categories: gratitude, Happy Birthday!, personal growth, photojournalism
Tags: "Shameless Appeals for Applause", 2020, Boston accents, groundhog day, Hyundai commercial, Park Smart, PetSmart, Super Bowl 2020, Whole Foods
On the two thousandth, three hundredth, and thirty-third consecutive day of this blog, I am celebrating the first use of the word “Celebrating” in a post title.
I am also celebrating
- the rich availability of relevant imagery all around me,
- seeing my guitar hero, Pat Metheny, with one of my friendship heroes later today,
- my son’s imminent arrival from Scotland on a newly-instituted direct flight from Edinburgh to Boston,
- the popularity of my Coping and Healing therapy groups at work,
- the resilience of the people I meet every day,
- my own resilience,
- the relative absence of carpenter ants in our home-by-the sea, Squanticello,
- visitors to my blog,
- Boston accents (deemed the second sexiest in the United States),
- different ideas,
- puns (and more “elevated” forms of humor),
- baseball season,
- flowering trees and flowers,
- deliberately and consciously leaving behind guilt, shame, and fear with every step, and
- whatever else I can find to celebrate, every precious moment.
I am celebrating all those things, and more, by sharing my images from yesterday.
I am also celebrating a new sidewalk, above, which will prevent the kind of trips that landed me on the ground with a torn rotator cuff fifteen months ago.
I’m celebrating trees and Pat Metheny with this tune that was playing yesterday while I was walking that new, safer sidewalk to work.
What might you be celebrating, here and now?
As always, this blog celebrates the power of gratitude, every day.
Categories: gratitude, personal growth, photojournalism
Tags: "Dreaming Trees", Boston accents, coping and healing groups, Pat Metheny, puns, sexiest U.S. accents, The Fenway Park area in Boston, The Longwood Medical area, things to celebrate