Happy to be Alive Day!

Today is the 28th “Happy to be Alive Day” in my life…. way back on April of 11 in 1983, I had open heart surgery. Each April 11th, I celebrate “Happy to be Alive Day”.

With the loss of a dear friend on Saturday – it feels like this day is even more poignant.  Each day is precious. Celebrate the joy of life with your loved ones. You never know.

One year ago today, I went to dinner with a group of friends.  One friend at the table, was Lisa – with her death this weekend, we can’t celebrate together today.  One friend was this guy friend I was texting to from across the very long table – today, he’s my he’s my husband of 4.5 months.  One friend was Rachel. She lives in Washington, so I do not get to see her very often, but she was able to come celebrate my wedding (oh – and cut a LOT of fruit up – I owe her).  One friend was Sara. Sara and I spent this last Saturday together – on a very long car ride looking for some keys that were lost.

I’m not sure what we are going to do to celebrate today – it might be as low-key as dinner at Chilis (I have a coupon for free chips & queso!), but I do hope I get to spend time with some of my favorite people in the world.

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