i'm going to start at the beginning. with god.
i don't use this blog to talk about religion although i consider myself a spiritual person. i haven't yet found the perfect organized religion for me but i do pray and practice gratitude daily. i try to be the very best and kindest person i can be. i believe in honesty and i believe in serving others. i believe there is a higher power and a greater good.
so god. i'll start here. god. without whom i wouldn't be here. from the beginning almost 40 years ago. god. without whom i wouldn't have survived some crazy college nights.
god. who thankfully answered my prayers with a "nope" when i asked for things i shouldn't have. god. who thankfully answered my prayers with a "heck yeah!" even when i didn't think i deserved a yes. god. who gives me little gifts every single day even though i'm nowhere near perfect.
see my other #40touches posts here.
to celebrate turning 40, i'm posting a sketch and short writeup of a moment or a person who has touched my life in a positive way. i will post each day until i turn 40 in march. i can't wait to share these moments with you.
i will be posting them in no particular order. i acknowledge that negative moments have also had an impact on my life, but seeing as how this is a celebration project, i won't be posting those.
also, i am choosing to only mention 40 because i'm turning 40, and therefore i can't possibly mention all the people, places or moments that have touched me in a positive way. this is just a sampling that i thought would be fun to talk about and include.
i hope this encourages you to reach out to those who have touched your life in some way.