It was a little over a year ago when I met Marianne. I wouldn’t say we became fast friends because all too often that results in acquaintances whose time is short lived and the relationship lacks any real depth. That was not the case here. Slow and steady wins the race and by our paths crossing in this life we are still winning. Each day for me is bright and more vibrant with the possibilities that await me. She has taught me to cherish each moment and live in the NOW. She’s got my back and I hope she knows I have hers.
I thought about sending her the traditional birthday song or perhaps, Happy Birthday to Ya by Stevie Wonder or maybe one of those cute Muppet or Minion songs and then I found this. This suites her. If notes and music could describe Marianne this would be it. The grace, style, and elegance of one single melodic line inviting and welcoming all to join that wish to become a symphony of hope to be shared with the world. A world that is in desperate need.
So my friend, here’s to many more years of health, peace, and love. May the unconditional love you give to others be returned and received to nourish your soul.
Happy Birthday Mac,