It’s My Birthday!

It’s My Birthday!

Day 15 in my Giving Thanks Series brings me to my birthday.

Yep – Today’s the big day!  39 years old…

Do I look it?

me on my birthday

39 Years Old Today!!

Personally, I think I do.  And  you know what?

I like that.

Most magazines would have you thinking I should want to look 29 instead of 39, societal pressure would encourage you to think I should be hiding my flaws, not flaunting them.  But, here’s why I’m grateful to look my age…

  • I am thankful for the lines on my brow that remind me not to worry about the small things.
  • I am thankful for the gray in my hair (albeit hidden by highlights) that symbolizes the maturity I’ve gained and the lessons I’ve learned.
  • I am thankful for the family I’ve been blessed with that have each taught me something I carry with me to this day – that watercolor palm tree was painted by my grandmother – the yellow letter on my cork board is a birthday card written by my stepson in 2nd grade (he’s now in college!).
  • I am thankful for the sparkle in my eye and smile on my face that shows that I have learned  no matter how tough things are in this moment, tomorrow is a new day…

More thankful posts…

Day 1 & 2   |   Day 3  |   Day 4  |  Day 5  |  Day 6  | Day 7  |  Day 8  |  Day 9  |  Day 10  |  Day 11  |  Day 12  |  Day 13  |  Day 14  |

letter to me on my birthday

birthday card by 2nd grader

2nd grade birthday card

Isn’t this letter too cute?  My kids haven’t gotten me a birthday present this year.  I really hope they write me a letter like this one  so that I can post them in my office and remember this snapshot of their childhood.

9 Responses to It’s My Birthday!

  1. Happy Birthday sweets! Such a lovely post!

  2. Connie says:

    What a sweet letter! You look beautiful!

    Happy Birthday!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!

    A reminder of what is truly important in a year, in a decade, in a life.

    Happy birthday, dear friend.

  4. Happy Birthday@ I think you have a great attitude!

  5. Le'Ann says:

    Happy birthday, Daria. You look great – and I absolutely love your outlook!

  6. Daria,
    You look fabulous!! Happy birthday!!!!

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  8. Stephanie Larison says:

    How cute is this! I can’t wait for my daughter to start writing, I’m going to keep everything like I mostly do now lol.

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