Today is my 74th birthday, and my best Birthday yet! I am celebrating being alive and feeling well. I am happy. Fred has been concerned that I didn’t have a present. (For gifts, over the years, we have reached a point of picking out our own presents). The truth is, I have everything I want and everything I need.
Our gardener, Juan, came in to work today and was disturbed that his bicycle has “bitten the dust.” It is important to him because it is his main form of transportation. The streets in San Miguel are hilly, and most of them are cobblestones. If you are going to ride a bike, you need a good one. I knew when Fred and I were discussing Juan’s problem what I wanted my birthday present to be…a new bike for Juan. Fred and I went to the bike shop and made a selection, with much guidance from the shop owner. I am so excited to give this to Juan. Never thought I’d ask for a bicycle for my 74th birthday, but this makes me very happy.
I look forward to this coming year. I am so blessed just to be alive. Life is good.