It's my blog's birthday.
Instead of engaging in my usual platitudes of how this blog has brought so much joy and goodness into my world, because you've heard them all before, I'm going to play you a song. And I want you to listen to it, okay? Because, if you're like me, you think 'ugh, song' and click away. But this is a good one. One of the all time bests.
I do want to say - because I can't say it enough and I mean it from the bottom of my soul - THANK YOU. Thank you so all of you who read, comment, email me, facebook me and send your words of encouragement. Without exaggeration, I don't know how I would have gotten through the past seven months without you. You rock.
And thanks for supporting my shop. After my last post I was so overwhelmed by the response, by people posting on the faeebook and twitter pages, that I cried. And then the orders came pouring in. THANK YOU.
Now sit back, relax and enjoy one of the wisest, truest songs ever written. It was written by Al Anderson, so he deserves the credit (the You Tube video of him singing it isn't as good - but if you want to hear it sung by the original master, you can find it there).
This version is sung by Jimmy Buffett and Martina McBride, and they're pretty cool, too. This song has brought me through many dark days. I think I had it on loop my first year of sobriety. when what I wanted more than anything was to have a year sober. And again these past seven months, when the perspective this song brings helped me so much.
Trip Around The Sun: