In case you all lost track of time, I wanted to remind you that...
Joy is turning 40 next month!
With the world as it is, I am thinking that an in-person birthday extravaganza will need to wait, but I still wanted to do something now to mark this important occasion. To kick things off, I am going to participate in the World Wildlife Fund's Virtual 5K for Nature and I invite you to participate with me and/or donate to my team.
You all know that I love animals, so I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate me than to focus attention on conservation and wildlife programs. Not to mention, this is an excellent excuse for all of us to get out of the house and appreciate the beauty of spring in full bloom!
Melissa and I will be walking on Sunday, June 7th, up here in St. Helens. But, if you want to join my team (text me for registration password!), you can walk or run anytime that works for you between June 1st and June 7th, right in your own neighborhood. Or, of course, you can "let your money do the walking" and just donate now ;)
I do hope to have a party at some point, because you know I deserve one, but that will just be our chance to get together. I would like you to consider this event- your participation or your donation- as my gift.
Love you all and I hope this will turn out to be a fun and meaningful way to acknowledge how incredibly OLD I'm getting while doing something important for the world at large.