Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!

Good morning! Today is my birthday and as I have done in the past I thought I would tell you a few things I have learned in the last 47 years. You might want to grab a coffee or an early morning piece of birthday cake this could take awhile.

2. Always be yourself.

3. Dream big.

4. Please and thank you will get you anything. 

5. There is no such thing as a stupid question.

6. Forgive and forget.

8. Invest in experiences, not stuff. 

9. Fear will eat you up if you let it. 

10. Travel and explore as much as you can, whenever and wherever. 

11. Don't wish your life away.

12. Relationships are work, even the good ones.

13. Never say never.

15. You are in charge of how you feel.

16. Not everything is better after a good nights sleep. 

17. If you ever need a helping hand, you can find it at the end of your arm.

18. Count your blessing everyday.

19. My family and friends are everything to me. 

20. Angels are everywhere.

22. Challenge yourself.

23. God is in the details. 

24. If you don't ask, you don't get. 

25. One person can make the world better.

26. Dogs understand love better than people sometimes.

27. Envy is a waste of time, you already have everything you need. 

29. Always tell the people who matter most in your life that you love them.

30. Learn to listen, I mean really listen.

31. There are no shortcuts.

32.  Everyone has a story. 

33. Help is as close as a prayer.

34. Love yourself.

36. Believe in miracles.  

37. You can't change other people.

38. Books are friends.

39.Time is priceless, savor it.

40. Always wear sunscreen, visit the dentist and have a yearly physical. 

41. Quality over quantity.

43. Chocolate make you feel better.

44. Have compassion and empathy for that which you do not know.

45. God gave us all a purpose.

46. I still have a lot to learn.

I will be celebrating my special day with a glass of champagne, a scrumptious cake, people that I love and hopefully with a sprinkling of snow.

I hope that you have a great day. 

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  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY from one Scorpio to another. My birthday is this Saturday. But, it would take too long to write a piece of advice for each year I have celebrated.

    My goal for this next year of my life is to do things I don't usually do. So for my birthday, the family is headed to a brewery to make beer, soda and pretzels. I hate beer, but it will be so much fun to create it together and we get to choose our own name and design a label. We are going to give the beer and soda out as Christmas gifts to friends. We will eat the pretzels.

    1. Happy Birthday to you! I think you are going to have a fabulous time at your birthday party making beer and soda, as for the pretzels, my favorite part of the trip!

      Thank you for the birthday wishes.

  2. Happy Birthday, just follow all this advice,
    next year you will be 2 inches taller. Haha

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY FRIEND! I must think of 55 things that have helped me live this life....come April, I'll come up with 56.

    CHEERS TO YOU ELiZABETH! Love much, Anita

    1. Anita, I know that you can easily come up with 55 things because you have had so many life/learning experiences.

      Thank you for the birthday wished my lovely friend.

  4. Happy, happy birthday dear Elizabeth!!!!! Thank you for sharing your life lessons...each one is so true! I am a November baby too...my birthday is next week. Have an amazing day and savor that yummy cake and bubbly!!! Many hugs to you, my friend!!!!

    1. Sandy, a happy birthday to you too! I hope that you have a fabulous birthday celebration.

      Thank you for the wonderful wishes!

  5. Elizabeth! We share a birthday (I'm 11/12/68). I love this list, I'm struggling a little today - 45 seems heavy and I am having my annual crisis of confidence. Thanks for sharing your wisdom and I wish you the very best today and every day in the year ahead. xoxox, Phyllis

    1. Phyllis, Happy Birthday to you to! No need for a crisis of confidence, with age come wisdom my dear.

      I hope that you have a wonderful and blessed day!

  6. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays!

    I loved reading all the wisdom & advice above, I agree with & aspire to so many of them.

    You always leave me such kind, informed, wise & thoughtful comments...you clearly follow your own advice...thank you Xx

    1. Simone,

      Thank you so much for your sweet sentiments. Your blog is always a bright spot in my day.

  7. My dear husband's birthday was yesterday so we are still in birthday mode. I loved reading this and will read it again!

    1. I hope that you had a wonderful celebration with your husband! A happy birthday to him!

  8. This was so fun to read that I know I will read it again!

  9. Goodness, what a wonderful list to share with us on YOUR BIRTHDAY.
    Happy Birthday, dear one.
    And, so many more.
    You inspire me with your lovliness.

    1. Marsha, thank you so much. You are so sweet and your kindness and beauty is an inspiration to me as well.

  10. Happy birthday darling !!!...love from me...x !! beautiful post !!!

  11. HAPPY BIRHTDAY....!!!! Your post is right on... couldn't disagree with anything... Hope you have a good one...

    Hugs, Cindy

  12. Happy Birthday your post is right on.... loved it..

    Hugs, Cindy

  13. Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! Happy, happy birthday to you, Elizabeth! Enjoy your special day, my friend :)
    x Loi

    1. Loi, I thought perhaps a few of these things might ring true for other as well. Thank you for your birthday wishes.

  14. Happy birthday!! No celebration is complete without chocolate.... Grab a cocoa, fudge, cookies, brownies etc...

  15. Happy Birthday!!! No celebration is complete without chocolate.... grab a cocoa, cookies, fudge, brownies, etc... and have a great day!!!

  16. Happy Birthday Elizabeth! Great post.

  17. Happy Birthday Elizabeth and thank you for the dose of wisdom! I am bookmarking this page to remind myself when I need it!! Have a Great Day!!

  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I love your philosophy and words of wisdom, agree with each and every one. May your birthday be filled with much love, happiness, smiles and laughter. SO happy to have "met" through blogging, your food posts remind me every single day of why life is too sweet not to enjoy eating something good...lol! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    1. Tina,

      Thank you for the birthday wishes! You are so right, life is too short not to enjoy it, including something sweet.

      I am so happy to have "Met" you too.

      Have a great day!

  19. Dear Elizabeth

    A very Happy Birthday to you. You exude joy in all you do. Your gratitude for your blessings received is touching.

    To many more birthdays and good health and joy and chocolates along the way

    Helen x

    1. Helen, thank you for your birthday wishes and sweet comments.

  20. Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!
    What a wonderful post! I hope that you are enjoying your champagne and cake!
    I always save a piece of cake for breakfast in the morning after my birthday!
    The best of blessings to you !

  21. Hi Elizabeth, Happy Birthday. All the very best to you for a wonderful year ahead. What did you do to celebrate? Much love from Canada.

  22. Elizabeth happy belated birthday! I originally read this post on my IPhone and it wouldn't let me comment. But I had to return to tell you how much I enjoyed your quotes and your insightful lessons. You sound like such a wise person and I always appreciate reading your wonderful posts.
    Wishing you a year of continued health, love and fantastic writing!

  23. You clearly live your creed, my friend....
    Again, a beautiful Birthday to a beautiful woman! You always inspire me, and I see you as a soul sister (a fellow Scorpio one too!)....
    I loved everything you listed here, and this year I decided that instead of New Year's resolution...my Birthday will be the start of a new year...and why not?
    Joy and Love,
    - Irina

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