Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Three months till my birthday

By twowritingteachers.com 

It is three months till my birthday. It is not a special birthday, but I thought to write my last November thankfulness blog about my birthday and everything that I associate with it.

I am thankful for my childhood birthdays. Books from my cousins and aunts, visits from friends and neighbors, treats that my mother baked at home, and loving parents who wanted to make that day special every year.


This could have been taken at our coffee table.

I am thankful for the birthdays that I spent in Asia. The love that strangers showed me on my day. The gifts that I received and the special surprises that my friends and team mates provided. I still have some of these treasures--but most of all, two of these special friends just called me last week!

Happy Birthday in Chinese.

I am thankful for the many birthdays that I have been able to spend with my daughter. I think of the coupons that I received as gifts (think foot massage or dish duty) to the many breakfasts that I have enjoyed in bed. I think about the one winter when she braved the freezing temperatures and walked to the florist to buy me flowers for my birthday! Could I ask for more?


Aren't they just lovely!

I am thankful that I have been able to celebrate my birthday with my students as well! I have received gifts, balloons, cakes and special cards that I absolutely treasure. This year one of my new students has the same birthday as I (well, obviously a different year, but who is counting, right?), so I am already planning to do something special on that day--it will be a school day after all.


I might not get to do this, but I am so glad someone did



17 comments:

  1. Though you are writing about your birthday, I hear all the love and support that you appreciate everyday. Your words reflect a thankful heart.

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    1. I try to be thankful; it makes every day so much more bright!

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  2. My birthday has always been a day I choreograph carefully. I'd like that cake you share in your first image. Can you send it to me: August 7, 2013
    Bonnie

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    1. Bonnie, can't send the cake, but the recipe I could:-)

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  3. I went back and read your previous posts filled with thankfulness. Your warm heart shone brightly through the words. One would think that a birthday post would be self-centered, but yours is all about the wonderful people in your life (present and past.) Your last paragraph makes me think of Peppi Pitkätossu and her birthday.

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    1. Terje,
      Peppi Pitkätossu and her birthday! What a wonderful connection! I loved her when I was a child!Thank you for your kind words!

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  4. I'm going to say "Happy Birthday" now. I'll probably for get in 3 months!

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    1. Wow! This is a first in my life: birthday wishes 3 months in advance!

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  5. It is really a "birthday" reflection about those you are most thankful! It's not the THINGS we get but the people who surround us. THank you for the reminder.

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    1. Anita, you are so right. Of course I love presents, but I would take people any day over things!

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  6. Birthdays are wonderful, but sharing them with others makes them even better. Thanks for looking back and ahead to the next one!

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    1. Sharing makes it all the more fun!

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  7. And many more!!! That's a birthday wish for you!

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  8. Birthdays are a special treat, but as we grow older, they don't seem as special. However, you have captured the essence of a birthday - the celebration of life with those that make life worth living. Much to be thankful for now and in 3 months!

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    1. Michelle,
      thank you for your kind words! Celebrating life with those we love--it makes life blessed!

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  9. I love this post about birthdays. I had a "birthday twin" in one of my classes a few years ago. We discovered it early in the year on Mix-It-Up Day when we sat at tables for lunch by birthday month. I take pictures of flower arrangements too. It preserves the image forever. And even though as we grow older, the birthdays celebrations may get smaller, the fun should never diminish. My favorite birthday greeting is "Hope your day is filled with delight from dawn to dusk!"

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