on my birthday

celebrating being here includes
the all –

joy
struggle
laughter
frustration
hope
peace
turmoil
strength
frailty
illness
healing
support
dreaming
trying
being
my guys
the guys
those guys
the aches
the triumphs
the growth
trees
sky
god
delicious food
gunk
vrooms
silence
fear, agony and terror
knowing, magic and gratitude
remembering god
forgetting god
touching god
tragedy, loss
choices
beauty, grace
friends – true and false
loves – real and not
delusions
clarity
stumbles
coasts
falling
leaping
flying
soaring
falling
loving
over
and over
again.
loving.
loving.
loving.
living.

celebrating the entire gift today.
and whispering with gratitude ‘thank you.’