Today is the birthday of MS, the indefatigable Operations Manager of Billy's and an all-around great person and friend. Yesterday, the two of us made a deal that we would start every day for the next week with the affirmation "I'm happy to be alive!" In addition, I wanted to add a few things about which I'm happy or grateful to remind myself why I'm happy to wake up another day being, yes, alive.
So day one: I'm happy to be alive! I'm particularly grateful for this incredibly nice day we're brewing today. I'm grateful for the delicious veggie dumplings I made last night and the scrumptious cupcake I had for dessert. I'm grateful for good friends (I had drinks with my friend SW last night). And in a few minutes, I'm going to be grateful for access to a well-equipped gym and the physical strength to exercise.
So there you have it! And P.S., I know this doesn't really count as "Food and Drink," aside from the food and drinks for which I'm grateful...but I suppose this falls under the "Life" part of this blog's title. If you're feeling in need of a boost, join me this week in starting each day being happy that you're alive, and let me know how it goes: firstname.lastname@example.org.