a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, November 19, 2011

It's My Birthday...

Today I celebrate surviving fifty-seven years of life with it's varied experiences.  The first adventure was almost rolling off the baby table in the delivery room, the nurse caught me.  I guess I started with a physical advantage and soon added skills, increasing my mental advantages...but wisdom is an earned talent and one I am still working on.

The things I would change:

Laugh more.
Have more ahaa moments than oh-no moments.
Follow my dreams.
Hoard more money and less stuff.
Be more spontaneous.
Be supportive without interfering.
Be a little more selfish.
Trust in myself.

The things I would not change:

Family,
laughter,
learning,
loving,
living,
and trust in a Higher Being.

May the next fifty-seven years be full of love, hope and happiness

39 comments:

Journaling Woman said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gail. You WOULD try to roll off the table first thing.

I totally agree with your list with an emphasis on laughing more at things I took too seriously.

Have a great day!

the canned quilter said...

Happy Birthday : )

Farm Girl said...

Have a lovely Bday.

Ms. ~K said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY...
I've got you by one year... :)
Enjoy your day,
Kit

Nora said...

You must have been a lively thing to have almost rolled off the changing table. You still are now, of course. Happy Birthday, I've only got you beat by two months. We are practically twins in more ways than one. I should laugh more often too. I'm way too serious. It's a manufacturer's defect. Have a great day! XOX

An English Shepherd said...

Have a very Happy Birthday :-)

colenic said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope that you have a fantastic day.

Dreaming said...

We should toast to your last statement!
Happy Birthday and we'll check in and see how the next 57 years go!
I like how you've thought of things you'd like to change and those you wouldn't like to change. It's hard for me to think so globally!

Cheers!

EmptyNester said...

Happy Birthday! Personally, I wouldn't change one single thing about you! Hope you have a day filled with delightful surprises!

TexWisGirl said...

happy birthday to you!!! may the wisdom continue!

allhorsestuff said...

For the happiest Birthdays I send wishes!!
Sounds like you have gleaned great wisdom from the years. Nice list!

I'm following you pretty closely in celebrations...;)
KK
You have yourself a royal day Gail!!

Rudee said...

Happy Birthday, Gail. Have fun celebrating!

Jeannelle said...

Have a wonderful birthday, Gail!

Country Gal said...

Happy Birthday girl. Hope you have a wonderful day.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh Happy Birthday to you! I wish I were close enough to sing to you - even though you wouldn't want to hear it with this voice. :) May God grant you laughter and joy and love. blessings, marlene

Linda in New Mexico said...

Hey Birthday girl, I hope you have the bestest birthday ever. And I love your more list...and you are blessed with the have list as well. Birthday squoozes, Oma LInda

tiffany said...

Happiest Birthday Ever to you, my friend!!! What a wonderful post, I think you've got the right ideas :)

Sue said...

Happy, happy birthday, Gail.

I loved your lists; both of them show that the wisdom you are "still earning" is already in the bank racking up interest!

=)

ellen abbott said...

happy birthday. plenty of time to try out the things you would change except for maybe the hoard money part. but hey, even if you had started doing that earlier, you'd have probably lost it all by now anyway.

Buttons said...

Happy Birthday Gail. B

Debi@7Gates said...

Happy birthday you wise woman. Don't be rolling off anymore tables!

LindaG said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GAIL! \:-D/

Hope you are having a wonderful day.

God bless. ♥

Farmchick said...

Happy birthday....hope your day is filled with all things sweet. :) Come say hi.

labbie1 said...

Happy happy birthday! Hopefully you are feeling better after your recent run in with those pills the Dr. gave you!

My birthday was yesterday! No wonder we follow each other! :)

I love your lists! Great wisdom!

Hope it's a great day full of ah ha moments! :)

ArtyMarti said...

Happy day!
Happy life!

Janice said...

Happy B Day Gail, I hope you have a marvelous day. I like both your lists.

DesertHen said...

Wishing you a very Happy, Happy Birthday Gail!

Chickadee said...

Happy Birthday! I read a quote today that said "Be grateful about growing old because not everyone has that option" or something like that.

Amen.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

With more birthdays, come wisdom, my friend. And you have learned well. Both of your lists are perfect!

Happiest of Birthdays to you.

~Lisa

Nezzy said...

Wonderful birthday lists sweetie!!!

Hope you day was filled with loads of love, laughter and somebody treated you like the royalty you are.

Happy Birthday Dear Gail!!!!

God bless and eat a piece of cake for me....at least lick the icin' off one..."K"???

Michaele said...

Happy Birthday Gail!! Love the "reflections".

doublebhomestead said...

Happy Birthday!!!! My Sweet Thing just had her 62nd birthday, Shhhhhh! Don't tell her I told that, but she is not getting older, just getting better.

24 Paws of Love said...

Happy Birthday!

Definitely more ah-ha moments! So much more fun than those oh-no ones!

May all your dreams come true and many more.

MamaTea said...

Happy birthday! What a great list...and what a lovely way to start your life, almost rolling off the table. You were ready to go, weren't you? Let me go! I'm ready!!!

Hope your day is amazing and wonderful! :)

carolina nana said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !! NOW WE ARE THE SAME AGE UNTIL NEXT JULY,HAHA, THEN I'LL BE OLDER AGAIN !!
BLESSINGS AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING
MARILYN

Gail said...

I am humbled and overwhelmed at all the wonderful birthday wishes.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart...y'all made my day!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sweetheart, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I am so, so sorry I missed it! DANG!!!

Pat said...

Words to live by girlfriend! Happy Birthday! Hope you spent more time OUT of the bathroom than in it!

achieve1dream said...

Happy Birthday!!

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