“nothing shakes the smiling heart” ~ santash kalwar
you would think a birthday in self quarantine/ social distancing would dull my smile... but, hey, i’m a new jersey girl, and apparently stronger than the storm! 😉
(ok, maybe a bit cheesy... but i’m
going on day 22... lol!) thank you to everyone that reached out via every imaginable outlet to wish me a happy birthday!
all of your texts, posts, calls, gifs, video messages, and chats has had me smiling from ear to ear.
i feel like the luckiest girl in the world! thank you for bringing the human connection to a time that feels so isolating and scary.
i know you aren’t supposed to voice your birthday wish... but, i feel like we are all wishing for the same thing. so maybe if it’s said out loud, it will truly come true.
my wish is that each of us, and all those that we hold dear, remain safe, and healthy. may we get to the other side knowing what is truly important, and hold tight to it. may we return to a sense of normalcy, where we can share our talents, our laughs, our compassion and our kindness. (and hugs... i hope we can get back to hugs!). i’m sharing these two photos because they sum up what i wish for... smiles, memories, happy places, and sunshine on our shoulders! (oh, and a fabulous cake and a fancy party dress... who doesn’t want that!) finally... thank you to my favorite
quaran-team partner allen. you made this crazy time feel super special.
you still managed to surprise me, and you made sure i had my favorite meal! lol!
it’s hard to believe, but i do truly love you more than pizza! 🍕
thank you, thank you from this sappy atlantic city gal!
stay safe and i’ll be there with a hug when we get to the other side. ❤️ #birthdaywish #quarantinebirthday #brighterdays