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)