Today, I’m 38…which means this blog o’ mine is now a sweet, precocious six year old. On October 11, 2006 I barely knew what a blog was. My simple goal had been to capture and reflect upon beauty in my midst every day for a year – and share what I found.

That project was anything but simple; it changed my life. Paying close attention, day after day, to the things that brought me joy or touched my heart transformed the way I saw the world. My birthday wish is that you, too, feel blessed by an abundance of beauty in your life each and every day. May every sunlit path, budding flower and belly laugh bring comfort and gladness to you.

I love you for visiting, for commenting, for the ways you scatter joy. Happy birthday to all of us.