Thursday, November 15, 2007

Happy Birthday to MEEEEE!!!!

Its that time of the day again.

When you wake up in the morning with a special feeling in your heart, because you know that today's your special day.

A day when all who are in the know are nice to you. And if ever somebody turns out not nice, all you have to do is tell them that its your B'day today, and voila! they turn nice for a day too!

And this is a day when you get a whole lot of good wishes- creative ones, from-the-heart ones, flippant ones, regular ones....

I have grown considerably older and wiser(I hope), and today when I look back on the 30 odd years of my life, one thing that comes to the fore, is gratitude for all the good things in my life.

For having all my senses and all my limbs, and my health intact.
For having had a wonderful childhood, with loving parents to fall back upon whenever needed.
For having a sibling with whom I can share almost everything.
For having a good education, that I have been able to put to use.
For having a wonderful husband and a wondrous child.
For having in-laws with whom I share a pleasant relationship
For having friends that made me laugh and enjoy my friendship with them. (Some of them who stood by me through thin too)

Now that I think of it, there are scores of things to be thankful for actually, too many to list down here- I don't want to bore you guys, do I?

And at the end of it, when I think of what I would like for myself in the years ahead, I feel that what is most important is not just to have good things in life, but ...to be able to cope, with hope in your heart, when you come across bad times.

Not for nothing did someone say that Life is not a bed of roses. The man knew what he was saying.

And so, while of course, I would ask God for roses- big, beautiful, bountiful roses of every hue-along my way, if He forgets to prune the stems and I get some thorns as well, then what I ask for myself today is that the beauty of the roses far outweighs the prick of the thorns.
That all the pricks are momentary and get healed soon, and that the fragrance of the roses is what remains in memory.

26 comments:

Noodlehead said...

first one to wish ya :)

Many, many happy returns of the day!! Hope you're blessed with all the joy and happiness and have a blast. Hugggssss!

aargee said...

Many Many Happy Returns Of the Day! That was a very cute post on your b'day. Wish you a great day and a great year ahead.
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Poppins said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you JLT !!

Timepass said...

Happy Birthday JLT. its ur day today, have fun

WhatsInAName said...

Many many many more happy returns of the day. Loved your last para :) Wish you many bright and colourful roses in life!

B o o said...

Happy Birthday, JLT! Have a great day!

dame's diary said...

HEYYYYYYYYY HAPPY B'DAY GIRLFRIEND :)
OODLES OF HUGS
D

Anitha(Nikki's mom) said...

Many Many Happy returns of the day JLT. May God bless you with all that you wish for!

Gauri said...

Happy Birthday to you JLT :-) and here's to many many more to come.

Hope you have a wonderful day.

rayshma said...

wish u a rockin' b'day!! :)

Daisy said...

happy bday JLT!

Orchid said...

Happy B'day JLT! I love the header and I think ur hubby is the coolest!

Moppet's Mom said...

Happy happy from Moppet and Happy Birthday from me! :-D

Collection Of Stars said...

The conclusion was beautiful :)
Happy Birthday to you and hope you see more roses on the way than the thorns :)

Lavs said...

Happy birthday JLT!!

Squiggles Mom said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Hope you had a wonderful day :)

Just Like That said...

All: Thank you, thank you!

Cut a yummy cake named Chocolate Delight, 'twas sinfully delightful. And my little Sonny boy when asked by his Acha to give me a kiss for each of my years said indignanly- "So many? Acha, I'll be tired ille? Two kisses enough"
Quite enough to bring one back to earth!! :-D The little brat!

Hip Grandma said...

Happy b'day JLT.How did the day go?

Random Vignettes said...

Happy birthday!!!! booo am the last to go :(:(:(
how was yr day? did u have fun..heres wishing u a great day and a great year ahead da
*hugs*

Fuzzylogic said...

I will take comfort in that I did wish you in advance even though I quite couldn't wish you on the big day itself:)Belated b'day wishes JLT and hope you had a blast:)

Thinking aloud said...

belated b'day wishes and am sure you enjoyed yourself thoroghly...:))

Usha said...

Belated wishes. Hope you had a great day. here's wishing you a lovely year ahead.
And that was a very sensible post. Loved it.

~nm said...

Wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I know I'm late but as they say better late than never! I haven't checked onto the blog world in almost 2 weeks now and hence the delay!

Kodi's Mom said...

haven't been here in so long. happy happy birthday, JLT! said that before the month ended at least :)

ddmom said...

Late here!
Belated Happy birthday!

Mama - Mia said...

verrrry belated bday wishes!!

had to leave a line to say "a gorgeous post"

may you have everything you want and then some more!

amen!

cheers!

abha