Thursday, December 21, 2006

What do birthdays mean?


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A big thank you to all those friends who called up today and also to all those who sent me messages wishing me, today (yep, it’s my birthday.) This is the first birthday of mine without my dad. Usually it is his call that I first get on my birthday. Today, my mom had to play his part. .My husband took an off from work to spend the day with me. I felt so touched by this gesture of his

I loved the gifts that I got from my family.(Of course, they are bound to know what I would love!) But the best gift is the presence of a happy family, all wrapped up in one another. I’m grateful for my family, grateful for my friends and I feel blessed and excited to be alive. Life has so much to offer, if we look at the positives.

What do birthdays mean?
What does it mean to grow older?

It means to grow wiser each day.
To appreciate more fully,
The joy life sends our way

To start each day with a happy heart
Believing that dreams come true
To overlook the storm clouds
Knowing skies will soon be blue

To find pleasure in simple things
A word, a smile, a thought.
To plan and dream but not forget
The joys that past has brought
To gather up a cherished wealth
Of friends and hold them dear
To learn from each experience
And grow in love each year.


(The above is from a very very old birthday card that I saved.I feel its so apt.)

5 comments:

  1. Oh, Happy Happy Day to You! That is so very sweet that your husband took off work to be wtih you. I'm certainly going to mention that to MY husband, hee hee

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  2. I'm so glad your day went well..the poem is a good thing to wish for someone..it sounds as if you're rich beyond compare (with reference to your previous post!)

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  3. A Very happy birthday to you.

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  4. A belated Happy Birthday! Yep, the big 4-0 is quite a milestone! :)

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  5. Mr.Fab, I have FIVE more years till I hit the big 4-0:-)Just clarifying :-)

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