This week I picked up several packages at the post office, received a heaping helping of cards from friends and family for the birthday and generally felt a
surplus of love pouring in from continents near and far via digital missives and Facebook wall posts.
It fills me with a gratitude so big that I scarcely believe it can fit into this little body and heart of mine.
"Plunge Boldly into the Thick of Life"
That is the quote on the front of one of the cards the usps brought my way today and I am taking this opportunity to say "I will!" and to encourage you to do the same this lovely Friday, this weekend and beyond.
Let's live big, beautiful, compassionate lives full of love and generosity together!
Know that I am so grateful every day to read your stories on your own blogs and to have a sense of community that comes alive with electricity and trickles beautifully into physical life until the steady flow of friendships are evident all around us:
what on earth did I do to be so lucky?
To what do I owe this creative life full of love?
I'll just let the mystery be, as Iris Dement would say, and silently send you each and every one a big slice of gratitude as rich as tres leches cake and just as sweet.