It was my 34th birthday yesterday. I wasn’t planning to do much for it, but I woke up to a post on Macdrifter declaring it Terpstra Day in honor of my birthday. I can’t tell you how much that meant to me. I also can’t tell you how much it meant to me that a slew of other blogs picked up on it and carried it on, nor can I truly express my gratitude for the number of Twitter, Facebook and direct email messages I received wishing me a happy birthday and thanking me for all of the random tools I’ve created and shared.

I really enjoy what I do, and I really enjoy sharing the results. I won’t say that I mind this kind of recognition, but I never expected it. Thank you to everyone who sent congratulations, thanks and even donations1 yesterday. Sincerely. Thank you.

  1. People often wonder what recipients of birthday money do with their gift: I’m investing the donations and my birthday card money in a local company called Fastenal whose innovations in their industry have made them a profitable investment for as long as I can remember.