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Sunday, September 27, 2009

With Gratitude

Today is my birthday. Each year as I reflect and life continues to propel itself forward, I realize how little I want and how much I truly have. As I wake up on this new day, today, another day, another year ahead - I am grateful to have lived, have loved, and have been so loved. These are truly great gifts. I am happy that this year, once again, I get to share this day with my sons and my husband. Those I treasure most!

14 comments:

Patty said...

Happy Birthday. I hope you enjoy this day with your loved ones. What kind of cake are you having? Save a piece for me.

GingerV said...

"HAPPY birthday to your, Happy birthday to you....."

you say how little I want and how much I have.

I am always groaning - i have so much why do I want MORE -

I like your way better will try to curb my negative flow.

A Scattering said...

Oh happy day and Happy Birthday! Have a great one.

Kelly Jackson said...

Thank you for sharing your birthday dance with us. I love the stick figure dancing....so much fun.

I'm with you....ultimately....life has almost nothing to do with what we fill our days with and all to do with what we fill our hearts with.

Smiles,
Kelly

Tins and Treasures said...

Happy Birthday to you. I'm so glad your sons are around to help you celebrate.
Have a great Sunday ~Natalie

Michelle Buettner said...

Happy Birthday Denise!
Thanks so much for sharing your lovely thoughts w/everyone. You're so right in your thinking!
Have fun w/your family today!
Cheers,
~Shelly~

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Happy Birthday Denise!! Enjoy your time with your loved ones!!

~JarieLyn~ said...

Happy birthday denise. I hope you do that birthday dance throughout the day.

ennadoolf said...

Happy Birthday!

Your post reminds me of the wise words the Father of the Bride said at a wedding recently ~ and he was quoting a close friend: "Stop whining about what you don't have and instead appreciate what you DO have".

Happy Birthday!!

TinyBear said...

Happy Birthday Denise.
I hope you´ll have a wonderful day with you loved ones.

Laurie said...

A very happy Birthday to you indeed!
I'm fast approaching my 50th and you couldn't have said it any better about how I feel I'm blessed too.
I hope everyone can count their blessing and not worry so much about what they don't have.

Life is Good!
Laurie
PS Love that dancing stick guy...how funny!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday!

Pauline said...

Happy Birthday, Denise. I'm glad your heart is as happy as your dancing stick person! Have a lovely day!

karim said...

An insightfull post. Will definitely help.

Thanks,
Karim - Mind Power