Seriously – this could well be the happiest birthday ever!
Well, maybe not quite as happy as the one where I got that doll carriage I had coveted for so long – but surely the happiest one since then. And why? Because I didn’t get a single material thing. What I got was worth so much more.
First, there was this message on Facebook from Leah, who I had worked with many moons ago:
“Goody. For your birthday, I’d like to tell you the impact you’ve had on my life. I met you when I was 20 years old, and worked for you from the age of 21 – 23. You were one of the best bosses I’ve ever had. You showed me that anything in life is possible, that true love exists, and that you never know where life is going to take you. You helped me find a belief in myself that has never left me. You showed me how to have fun at work, and how to consciously create my future. Today, thanks to you, I’m in charge of marketing for a billion dollar corporation, am living with my “Bart” in Atlanta, Georgia, and see wonder in the world around me every day. Thank you for being that shining light in my life, back then and still now. Happy birthday 🙂 ”
Well – that alone would have completely made my day. And then I got a call from Matt, who I had introduced to Jim. Matt wanted a job. Jim had a job for someone like Matt. They met. They clicked. Matt starts tomorrow. Now, I love both these people and I am just ecstatic that it worked out perfectly for both of them!
Can a birthday get any better?
Maybe. I did an interview today with an entrepreneur, and this afternoon, while I walked with Abby, I got, what I think, is a brilliant business idea for them. So I have a call in to them to suggest this idea. If they like it, I’ll be three for three. And I’d better stop because I am going way over the top here in happiness.
So yes, I had to cancel a birthday lunch because I was too busy working. But you know what? All the work today was good. Heck it was better than good – it was fabulous.
happy camper, I am. And I don’t feel a day older (than when I was six and really really wanted that doll carriage).