Monday, August 28, 2006

My Birthday

Today is my birthday! I am a whopping 45 years old and if you say it real fast, it doesn't sound to bad! The way I look at age is that Madonna will always be older than me, so I'm "safe!" Funny the mind games we play with ourselves!

I've had a great birthday. Contemplating my age made me think about all the things I have to be grateful for. Here are a few:

1) I am grateful to have lived to be 45.
2) I am grateful to be an American.
3) I am grateful for a wonderful and supporting husband.
4) I am grateful for my animals, even when they drag toilet paper throughout the house (okay, so at times I am ungrateful for a moment).
5) I am grateful for my Sisters who believe in me.
6) I am grateful for the gift of creativity.
7) I am grateful for friends.
8) I am grateful for the roof over my head and food to eat.
9) I am grateful for rainstorms and the smell that follows.
10) I am grateful for music and the ability to hear it.
11) I am grateful to have faith in God.
12) I am grateful for chocolate and the ability to taste it.
13) I am grateful for the sun and the ability to feel the warmth on my skin (I'll be really grateful when the temp. drops too!).
14) I am grateful for Starbucks mochas on Saturday mornings.
15) I am grateful I have a car to drive.
16) I am grateful I have clothes on my back and shoes to wear.
17) I am grateful for the education I received.
18) I am grateful that I am sensitive and emotional.
19) I am grateful for the ice cream cone I'm going to eat tonight (Ben & Jerry's).
20) I am grateful for the person God made me to be!

Jeff is home, so off to birthday dinner!


Pilar said...

Happy Birthday! May all your dreams and hopes come true!

Sue Pieper said...

I'm a day late, but Happy Birthday anyway-hope you had a GREAT day!

annie said...

happy belated birthday...i loved reading your grateful are very blessed...i am grateful that we met...hope your birthday was wonder-filled...take care...annie...

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lorraine! I'm with you--I love learning that certain celebrities are older than me. I really love your list. A birthday is a great day for counting your blessings. Take care, Tonia

Deryn Mentock said...

Happy, happy day Lorraine! I hope you had a blessed birthday!

kelly said...

awww. that is beautiful, indeed. what a glorious list of blessings. and in the short time i have known you, you have blessed me as well. :0) here's to the best year yet! happy birthday, lorraine!! -- kelly

pagtatae said...

love yah!!!!

DJ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lorraine!!! Your list is wonderful... it's so good to remember all that we are thankful for, and remember them often, so that when hard times come, they are there and easy to find.