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Happy "Lifeday" To Me, You Are My "Present"

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Okay, I am the first to admit that I thought it was corny when I decided to call today my Lifeday instead of my Birthday - which it is at 7:30am Central Time. But hear me out, I will make a point sooner rather than later. The holidays have always been tough for me, especially since the loss of my dear mother in 2007. Nick, a really good business associate and friend taught me that to cope I should celebrate mom's life on her birthday instead of mourning the day she died. So why not celebrate today - my Birthday as my Lifeday - a time to celebrate Sprink's first 47 years - give myself a little credit - I've done many good things, or so people tell me.... lol

So on this Lifeday of mine, I celebrate and give thanks to all of you, my "Presents." Your blessings, support and encouragement have helped make these last six months fly by. I blinked and here I am 101 lbs lighter, got a new left knee that works - I tested out on the courts yesterday for a brief but nonetheless worthwhile bit of exercise. It's a great day - I've got purpose and meaning in my life, am surrounded by friends from around the globe, and know just how grateful I am for God's blessings each and every "today" that's in store for me.

A very close friend wished me Happy Birthday at midnight, and expressed his sorrow for not being able to buy me a present. I replied, "no need for that, you are a blessing in my life - what more could I ask for." The same feeling applies to each and every one of you reading this. Love, Hugs and Pickles -

Your friend, "Sprink"

p.s. Love You Pally (Mom)


Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    I like that thought, Lifeday! It's celebratory, future-looking and renewable.

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DOUGLYE 12/8/2012 12:09AM

  Happy Lifeday Sprink.
(here's a piece of lifecake. Not a whole cake, . . just enough to remind you about portion control)

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ASHPATCH11 12/7/2012 12:08PM

    happy late bday!! emoticon

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CTMOM2KIDS 12/7/2012 7:09AM

    emoticon Happy birthday and happy lifeday to you, Sprink! What a positive influence you are!

Have a great day!

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WALKINGGIRL6 12/7/2012 5:06AM

    Happy belated Lifeday. You mom is so proud of you and what a lovely picture of her. Your posts are so real from the heart, thank you.

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EFFIEANNIE 12/6/2012 9:36AM

    emoticon I am wishing you a day late as I worked late yesterday and missed your post. Hope you had a special day. You have a great future to look forward to! emoticon

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ANGIEN9 12/6/2012 12:04AM

    Happy Life Day!! Angie emoticon

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LARISSA238 12/5/2012 6:04PM

    emoticon I hope you have a wonderful lifeday!

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MISSKELEBEK 12/5/2012 4:41PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon What a beautiful way to remember your mom!!!!! I hope your having a great day today!!!!!! I love how you have worded your blog too :D

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BOVEY63 12/5/2012 4:41PM

    Happy Life Day Sprink!
Nice pic of your mom!

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X5X52000 12/5/2012 2:59PM

    Happy Happy Lifeday Sprink emoticon

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SIMPLY4DHEART 12/5/2012 11:04AM

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Happy Lifeday Birthday to you. Truly you are such an inspiration, thank you for sharing this amazing journey you are on with us! Keep On Keeping On emoticon emoticon emoticon Big Hugs Congratulaions, enjoy the New Healthy Happy You! emoticon emoticon Diana

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PATTYR81 12/5/2012 10:57AM

    Happy Happy Lifeday Sprink!!

Your messages are always thought provoking and uplifting!

THANKS for sharing your thoughts and your mom's pic.

As a fellow mom, I'm sure she is happy and proud of your hard work, effort, success and happiness.

Happy Day!

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CAT609 12/5/2012 7:09AM

    Happy Birthday to you!! emoticon

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