When I started my Year of Joy in 2015, I decided I wanted to do something special for my birthday. Travel some place new. Visit a friend. Prior to this, I usually hid under the covers and hoped no one noticed I was a year older. I stopped counting my years on this Earth long ago so the thought of celebrating seemed a bit depressing.
Oh what a difference a Year of Joy makes. I'm celebrating my birthday with no shame. It's a gift to see another day, live another life and celebrate joy. This year, I visited my girlfriend Stacy in the Bay Area. We hiked five miles at Muir Woods National Monument, laughed a lot and ate great food. A perfect way to start another #yearofjoy.)