Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's My Birthday!

Today is my birthday!

In the hustle-bustle of ordinary life where petty annoyances often present themselves, I try to stop and remember what's important: my life and good fortune.

I'm grateful to be alive.  Life is fragile and shouldn't be taken for granted.  I lost a brother and mother at terribly early ages.  I myself almost bit the dust a few years ago in a motorcycle-accident.  Every day is something to be thankful for.

I'm grateful to be able to express myself on this blog.  It offers me an opportunity I never had before.  To be able to talk openly and post pictures displaying my true nature has been deeply transformative for me.

And I'm grateful for my friends.  Friends are a bedrock of support and you guys have been very helpful to me.  I thank you for that.

Let's have fun today!

27 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! I wish you all the best and let your life be full of joy! :)

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  2. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderfull day with friends/family, presents and of course a lot of cake!

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  3. Thanks for reminding me not to let things annoy me and to be thankful for what I have. I've been in a horrendous mood for the last few days now, but that made me snap out of it a little bit.
    Happy Birthday, hope you have a fantastic day! =]

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  4. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day today and many more happy years to come.

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  5. Thanks, guys! I can't believe how early you're up!

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  6. It's not early here (11 am) :)

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  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you had an amazing day, full of sunshine and laughter xx

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  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I wish you health, happiness, and success! And of course, many more decades to come!

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  9. Happy birthday! Sorry to hear about your mother and brother, and your accident a while back. So glad you came through all of it in one piece. Have a great day!

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  10. Happy, happy birthday! I hope it's a great one!

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  11. Happy Birthday, fellow Scorpio! Enjoy your day! :D

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  12. Happy Birthday, Ralph! (You have the same birthday as my ex)

    I hope this year brings you fun new adventures, inner peace and outer funkiness. :)

    Hug,
    Sheila

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  13. Happy, happy birthday, my friend!!!!! I cherish you!!!! :) :) :) Your grateful spirit is always inspiring to me!

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  14. Happy Birthday Ralph!

    Sue

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  15. Happy Birthday ! Hope you have fun on your special day.

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  16. Happy Birthday!!!!!!! Make it your best yet :)

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  17. Happy Birthday! I've also been having a frustrating day, and it is good to be reminded to think of the good. And I'm delighted to have a new e-pal, too!

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  18. Happy Birthday, you! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  19. Happy birthday - hope you have the best birthday ever ... hugs from over the ocean.

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  20. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! i hope you have a wonderful day!

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  21. Wow, guys... your messages warm my heart! Thank you so much. It feels really good to be liked by you.

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  22. happy happy birthday!!! sorry i'm kind of late with the well-wishes but i sincerely hope you're day was great. :)

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  23. happy birthday! I hope it was wonderful!

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  24. I realize I'm a few days late, but happy birthday! I hope it was great!

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  25. Hi Sweetheart. I hope you had a lovely birthday! I was never into birthdays until I met you. It's so much fun to celebrate you. Kisses. Robin

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  26. Those balloons look great. And it's fun that they're still going strong.
    Robin

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  27. I am so sorry i missed your birthday!!! I hope it was awesome and I love this little write-up you did. I hope that your day was as wonderful as you!

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