some people are so much sunshine to the square inch – me and Walt Whitman

today is Ben’s birthday!

Ben is the kind of guy who is easy to like. he is very approachable, but he can be hard to figure out. he loves to play devil’s advocate, but if you get close to him, you will have a solid friend for life.

he is a sweet and gentle soul.

he is smart. a fountain of knowledge of all sorts, and happy to provide insight and feedback when asked, but does not force information on you. he is my fixer, explainer, and my steadying force. he is the type of person that really listens when you talk, and you can tell that he cares about what you have to say. he has such an admirable way of finding a way to make things work, reaching for optimism and rationalizing his way out of dark places.

he loves with his whole self, and asks very little in return. he is selfless and considerate.

I am so thankful to be spending another year celebrating him. I am so proud of him, and he doesn’t hear that enough.

having him by my side really does make life easier.

I love him a million blue drinks.

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