Yes, I too have birthdays…almost too many to count!
In keeping with my usual birthday tradition, I am spending it working in a distant country away from family and friends. I was feeling a bit jaded, over worked, and over traveled (you too might know the feeling). However yesterday I arrived in the city of Baku and did a walking tour. I did not know their culture or history before, but as I learned, I remembered what an amazing privilege it is to travel. The world is still a big place and there are still great experiences to be had.
How wonderful life is when you are open! Walking through different climates, time zones, and hearing different languages reminds me that I am alive. Also, if that fails to lift spirits, there is nothing that a spa treatment and Afternoon Tea (with Champagne) can’t fix.
The key is of course to always be grateful. Whether on the road and at home, life is a beautiful gift.