Thursday, July 8, 2021

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY TODAY...

and my son and daughter-in-law are coming over this afternoon.  They are bringing Thai Food and my daughter-in-law is making me a birthday cake.  I am always happy when I know they are coming over.   I am not one for big parties but having my darlings here is going to make this day extra special.

I am now 71 years and as mentioned in my profile on the right of this page (which I changed around just a little), age has never really bothered me. At this stage of my life I want to be kind to everyone, life is too short to do otherwise.  I am not perfect, no one is, and neither is life but if you approach it with kindness and a good attitude, you're going to see that it's going to be worth it.  Wise, I read that somewhere and it has always stayed with me.  It's why I like quotes so much, they speak to me.

I found an old photo album when tidying up the storage room yesterday, and brought it upstairs.  We enjoyed looking at our younger selves, and talked about each photo.  It was a great walk down memory lane.

For those of you who have a birthday on the same day as mine, or this week even, Happy Birthday! Today is your day, hug those special people in your life, enjoy the things you love doing, smile at everyone you meet and if they don't smile back, realize they may be going through a few things (life can be a rollercoaster for sure).  Lastly, laugh out loud when you are told those corny jokes!  I aim to do all of that.

I will be away from my computer for a couple of days, but here are a few cards for you that I found online. 


















72 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday dear girl! 71 years young... A lovely age, to look forward and to look back. Enjoy your couple of days away Denise.

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  2. A very, very Happy Birthday to you.
    Have fun with your family - which I know you will.

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    1. Thank you so much Sue, I did and it was great :)

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  3. Happy Birthday! You are one year younger than me. I so agree with your viewon life, you are right! I hope you have a wonderful day and rest of the week. The cards you chose really speak to me. I love the blue truck and pansies, am crazy about alpacas, and have a few fake ones, and love the bike & balloons.

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    1. Thank you Ginny and I knew we were kindred spirits :) I am very happy you enjoyed those cards! :)))

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  4. Happy Birthday Denise, have a wonderful day with your family.

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    1. Thank you Margaret, I did and it was great :)

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    1. Muito obrigado :) Um abraço e boa semana a vocês também.

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  6. Happy Birthday Denise!
    Have a happy day with your family.

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  7. Happy 🎂 Birthday to you ! What a wonderful celebration you will enjoy today with loved ones to celebrate your special day, my friend. As for age, it’s really just a state of mind and how we embrace life and you do it well😀

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    1. Thank you Diane and I agree wholeheartedly :)

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  8. Happy Birthday Denise! Have a wonderful time with your family this afternoon and enjoy that Thai food and cake. Big birthday hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you Martha, I had a great time thank you and it was all so very good. Thank you so much for the big birthday hugs :)))

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  9. Happy birthday and have a wonderful day with your family and enjoy that cake.

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    1. Thank you Sandra, I did and that cake was delicious! :)

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  10. Happy bday to you....Happy bday to you......I hope that you have the best of the best today!

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  11. forgot to mention, my son turns 34 today

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    1. Oh goodness, and a happy belated 34th birthday to your son :)

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  12. Happy birthday Denise! Have a lovely time with your family.

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    1. Thank you Linda, it was a wonderful birthday :)

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  13. Happy birthday, Denise! Aloha from Hawaii!

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  14. Happy birthday Denise it sounds like it will be a good one! Thanks for your wise words.

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    1. Thank you Christine, I'm so glad you enjoyed :)

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  15. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear Denise
    Happy Birthday to you
    I hope you had a wonderful day.

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    1. How kind Ann, and you have a very pretty voice ;)

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  16. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday.
    Enjoy time with your family.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, I did and it was wonderful :) All the best to you too.

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  17. A very Happy Birthday to your dear lady! I'm glad your loved ones are celebrating you on your day. Today is my brother-in-law's birthday and he is 72.

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    1. Hello Ellen, thank you to you dear lady. Please wish your brother-in-law a very happy belated 72nd birthday :)

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  18. Happy birthday Denise. I hope you had a great day.

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    1. Hello Red and thank you so much. It was a great birthday :)

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  19. Happy Birthday. Nothing better than having the young ones visit. I hope you had a great day and have many more birthdays to enjoy. You have a great attitude.

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    1. Thank you Diane and isn't that the truth? I try my best :)

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    1. Thank you Laurie and I wish you the same :)

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  21. Happy birthday! Our kids are visiting tomorrow!

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    1. Hi Jenn, and that's wonderful! I know you will have had a great time also :)

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  22. Happy Belated Birthday. I like the collection of cards and your thoughts.

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    1. Hi Carver, thank you and so glad you enjoyed :)

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  23. Wish you a very happy birthday ����

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  24. Denise, although late I leave today my sincere Congratulations and wishes for a world full of joy, health and love.
    Happy Birthday 🎈🎁🎉

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    1. Thank you Maria, thank you for your kind words. Wishing you the same joy, health and love :)

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  25. Happy Birthday! A little late -- but very full of joy!

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    1. Hi Jeanie, never too late and full of joy always appreciated :) Thank you!

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  26. Yeah! Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Wishing you many more.

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    1. Hi Carol, thank you, I did and appreciate this so much :)

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  27. I hope your birthday was fantastic! Have a good week.

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    1. It was, thank you Linda. You have a good week also :)

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  28. You're as young as you feel, and yay to being able to spend time with your family on such a special day, and you received a yummy cake too!(lol) We're both feeling sentimental about our birthdays it seems, and I can relate. I'm a little nervous about turning 60 years old next month, but I feel blessed that I was around to see my son grow up and have a family of his own. Hope your birthday was totally fabulous, and I'm sending out lots of hugs, RO

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    1. Hi RO and isn't that the truth? You are another kindred spirit for sure :) It was fabulous and no worries about you turning 60, you're going to have a blast :))) Big hugs from me too :)

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  29. Very wise words!!! A very, very Happy Birthday!!! Hope it was fantastic!! Big Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much, it was a fantastic birthday. Big hugs to you too :)

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  30. Happy belated birthday and I'm sure you had a wonderful day!

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    1. It was and thank you Sammy, I appreciate the birthday greetings :)

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