I turned 40 yesterday. It's been kinda of a big month for me. Getting married, turning forty. Milestones in my life. I think it all hit me today when I opened my mailbox. When I opened my mailbox today, love came pouring out. Super cool earrings and YUMMY chocolate. A gratitude journal and a book for living more simply. $$ for a plane ticket I have to buy and cards. so. many. cards. kristin sent me 40 birthday cards. i opened them one by one with tears running down my face. There were funny ones, there were inspiring ones, there were handmade and heartfelt ones. I felt so lucky to have learned something so important in the 40 years since I had been born. To surround myself with people that carry me, that feed my soul, make me laugh and love me for well, me. To nurture friendships with people who understand and appreciate my creative self. To hold on tight to the ones in my life that understand I make mistakes and am no where near perfect but still deserve to be happy. So tonight I am 40. wiser and happier. and married to my best friend. it doesn't get much better than that.