I started to post a little post about this to Twitter and Facebook, then realized I couldn't quite fit all I wanted to say into 140 characters. Thank goodness for blogs!
So, here's what I wanted to say (with apologies to those who've heard this from me before): "It's A Wonderful Life" is my all-time favorite movie. (Stop rolling your eyes -- how can you not love Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey?!) At the end, George looks down and finds that his angel, Clarence, has left him a copy of "Tom Sawyer." Inscribed in it are these words: "Dear George, remember no man is a failure who has friends. Thanks for the wings, Love Clarence."
The best thing to me about my birthday is that it reminds me that my life is a smashing success. I am so very blessed to call each and every one of you "friend." Thank you.