Two years ago a friend gave me a bouquet of sunflowers with a colorful card. I hung the card in my kitchen as a reminder of the joy of friendship.
When I posted this photo on flickr today I almost instantly received a Happy Birthday wish from an online friend. A while back I would have rushed to explain,"Well, today's not my birthday." Instead, I've decided to let it go.
Meister Eckhart, an early Christian mystic, once asked, "What good is it to me for the Creator to give birth to his son if I do not also give birth to him in my time and culture?
Happy Birthday, Christ, into my life today.