It’s That Day…Again?

Birthdays are good for you

It doesn’t seem a year since I blogged on my birthday, but friends, it is.  Another year older but any the wiser?

Another year of enjoying where I am in life; enjoying my family and friends and if I have lost a couple of friends through death over the year, I have made a couple of new ones.  The friends who die still remain friends although they are not physically here any more.

So what to write about on this momentous day.  War is still waged in the same countries as this time last year, children are still suffering, the homeless are still homeless and those living in poverty are still poor.  So what you might ask is there to celebrate?

We, the lucky ones who live in our war-free lands, with food and water readily available to us,  can celebrate so many things in our lives.  I celebrate and am grateful for:

  • My family, son and daughter and their families
  • My sisters both on the other side of the world
  • My good and supportive friends
  • My ongoing good health
  • My active mind
  • My special friend – Lotte
  • My comfortable and warm home
  • The fact that the sun rises and then sets each day
  • The friends I have made in the blogosphere
  • The money in my purse and in the bank
  • The food in the larder and the refrigerator.

And for all the other things on My Gratitude List.  I really do know just how lucky I am and have been in my life.

So I will celebrate this birthday; hoping that perhaps I have learned something in the preceding 12 months and look forward with joy and anticipation to the next 12.

“A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.”  Anon


52 responses to “It’s That Day…Again?

  1. Hi Judith–Happy Birthday! Many more years of good health, happiness and good blogging!

  2. Many happy returns of the day Judith. I hope you have had a happy day. Your day yesterday sounded full on so I hope you’ve relaxed and enjoyed your celebrations today.

  3. Happy Birthday, enjoy ! 😀
    I arrived at your blog too late to wish you a happy birthday last year, but I’m more than happy to stick around to wish you happy birthday again for the next one. 🙂

  4. Happy B Day. Another good thing about growing older – no peer pressure.

  5. Happy Birthday. Looking forward to reading your posts for the next year and be able to wish you happy birthday for the next one.

  6. Very Happy Birthday Judith! Here is to another year of growing, learning and love,

  7. Happy Birthday to you!

  8. Happy Birthday, Judith! So much to be thankful for — a very lucky lady, indeed! Enjoy your day!

  9. Happy Birthday, Judith, and thanks for your gratitude list.

  10. Oh, Happy Birthday Miss Judith (I know I am late but I must sleep sometime, or at least try to). Enjoy.

  11. Happy birthday, Judith! You are well into it by the time I read your blog. Hope it is a wonderful, memorable day. Looking forward to the next 365-trip with you.

  12. Jackie Cangro

    Happy Birthday, Judith. Sending you my very best wishes from Brooklyn. 🙂
    Have a marvelous day.

  13. Many Happy Returns, Judith, you inspire me. I’m heading towards 60 and have had the ocassional moment when I think that it’s all downhill from here. But reading your list gives me a warm tingles. I’ve so much to look forward to now, so Thank You! 🙂

  14. \O/ Yay you! Happy Birthday, Judith. I have a birthday coming fast– it’s this Saturday. I have no problem being older–I have always looked forward to being a crochety old lady–and I am well on my way…

    • And Patricia – do you know the rhyme When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple by Jenny Joseph? My children used to say this was written for me.
      “I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
      And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
      And run my stick along the public railings
      And make up for the sobriety of my youth.”
      Happy birthday for Saturday.

  15. enjoy the trip. and, in the memorable words of Winnie the Pooh “many happy returns of the day”.

  16. Christine in Los Angeles

    A good post, Judith. I was just about to remind Patricia of Jenny Joseph’s poem, but you beat me to it, so SNAP!!!.
    God bless, Christine

  17. Happy Birthday, Judith! Here’s to wearing purple and gobbling up snacks in shops. 😀

  18. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday from a blogger friend in Canada. I love your positive attitude of graditude! May the next 365 be as rewarding for you. A cyber hug for you. XO

    • Darlene – thank you for that lovely comment. I lived in Montreal for a short time but love the west coast of Canada. Maybe I’ll get back there again some day.
      I have been ovr to your blog and will return to read more. 😉

  19. Happy birthday! I love the quote you started out with…made me chuckle 🙂

  20. Thanks Janna. 😉

  21. My timing is off, but my wishes are sincere… Happy birthday, Judith!!

  22. I am late for a very important date – your birthday! I hope it was grand and that the future year is all you hope for. I am so happy you were born, and to have found you in cyberspace. Happy Birthday Judith!

  23. Judith….I’m late! But my wishes are still the same:
    I hope you had a Marvelous Birthday, as Marvelous as you are….and as Fabulous as your name! (had to throw that one in!)
    You deserve the best!
    from one Judith to the Birthday Judith…..many happy returns!
    PS… love the quote at the end!….another 365 day journey around the sun! How sweet!

  24. Happy belated birthday, Judith. I love your attitude about life. I know you are a pleasant person to be around. Wish New Zealand weren’t so far away.

  25. I loved reading your list! Thanks for sharing and happy birthday!


  26. Happy Belated Birthday to you! 🙂
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