Thankful for birthdays :)

“Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.” Sammy Hagar 

50 in scrabble


Today I am thankful that age, especially this particular age, is nothing more than a number 🙂 Tweet this!

Today I am thankful for having existed on this sweet green earth for 50 years; others I know have not made it.

Today I am thankful for my job, my family, my friends; there are many who have none of these while struggling to make ends meet.

Today I am thankful for general good health and a body which does what I want it to do most of the time; be happy if you still have all of your senses and limbs!

Today I am thankful that with God’s help I survived downsizing, divorce and death of loved ones; life for many during these trials can end in depression or suicide.

Today I am just thankful that I can be thankful; gratitude is important along with humility because pride always goes before a fall.

Guess what I am really saying is: I made it!

Happy Birthday to me 🙂

5 perfect 10

“Don’t just count your years, make your years count.” George Meredith Tweet this!

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” Oprah Winfrey Tweet this!

Hope you enjoy my 2014 birthday thoughts as well as seeing how you can make your own birthday really special – just like Oprah 🙂

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Barbadian mother and lover of laughter; story teller and best-selling author; happy to follow God's lead and to live my mantra: "you've gotta be a rainbow in the lives of others when it rains."

8 thoughts on “Thankful for birthdays :)”

  1. Happy Birthday! The year I turned 50, we partied. I went to Atlanta and saw my daughter, then to Minnesota to see my sister, and in-between the husband and I went out as well. I was not going to be miserable over it.

    I loved the 5 perfect 10’s – that’s great!

    Enjoy yourself!!


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