Tuesday, June 05, 2007

How to Have a Happy Birthday: Lessons Learned Upon Turning 36

1. Get up a couple of hours before everyone else, so that you can start the day - and the year - on your own terms, and quietly.




2. Stop and smell the flowers -
especially if they are sweet peonies from a friend's garden





3. Give good hints.





4. But be open to surprises!





5. Let yourself be serenaded.



6. Review your year, and see how it compared to your hopes.



7. Look forward to another trip 'round the sun!

12 comments:

June said...

Happy birthday to you, too! How nice to have multiple family birthdays during the same time of year.

Melinda said...

Wow, that must have been an awesome birthday 3 years ago. Happy birthday to you and the boys!

Dave said...

Happy birthday!

schrodinger said...

Happy Birthday to you - how funny that the birthdays are so close together.

Mintyfresh said...

happy birthday!! what great gifts.

Will Blog for Yarn said...

Hope you had a Happy Birthday!!
From a fellow Gemini (I turn 37 today)

Mandy said...

I love getting up early, before the kiddos. Not that I don't like seeing them in the morning... :)

Happy Happy Day!

Felicia said...

Happy Birthday! :) Beautiful flowers!

Felicia
http://www.fluffyflowers.typepad.com/

staceyk said...

Happy Birthday!

goodkarma said...

birthday to you! birthday to you! hee hee... such a sweet little serenade. Happy Birthday!

mames said...

well, a lil' late but i wish you a happy birthweek, not as cutely as the buddha. that was a great vid. and you have an accent. i didn't even think of that when reading...accents are cool. smiles.

KBlicious said...

a belated wish, sorry, but glad you and the boys had such a wonderful birthday!!!! hope it's a wonderful year for all of you!!!! :)