Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thankful Thursday


This Thursday I am thankful for birthdays. Today marks number 64 for this old guy and I can remember back when I thought someone in their 60's was really ancient. Now that I am actually living those numbers and being around my Aunt Katie who will be 103 in September my thought pattern goes from ancient to young as you feel. I can remember back to a time when I honestly thought I would not see another year but God helped me through that time and taught me that trying to make it through this life without Him is truly a lonesome experience and one without hope. Now I greet each new day with a joy for what it may show me and for what I may be able to do for someone else with God's spirit in me.

27 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Odie! Sending big hugs to you!

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  2. I will wish you Happy Birthday again on this post, Odie!

    Blessings and best wishes always,
    Natasha.

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  3. Just popped over from Southamsdarlings to wish you many happy returns. You are as old as you feel! Loving the picture of the "simple life",love Linda x

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  4. Odie, that's a great way to greet each new day - as an opportunity to learn, grow, share and help others. Happy birthday, good friend, and many more!

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  5. Happy birthday my friend. Hugs from Lynne, Holly and Jack in Scotland :)

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  6. Happy Birthday Odie! Have been sent over from SouthHamsDarling to wish you a lovely day and I hope you enjoy the cake she slaved over for you, ha, ha!!!

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  7. Hi Odie!

    I'm back! this time...at your invitation :)

    I loved this birthday post of yours and I do hope you're having a very special day, surrounded by friends and loved ones.

    I'm now going to check out the post about the park that you've referred me to, then listen to the music. Afterwards, it's back to finishing my household chores for the day.

    Happy 64th Birthday!!!

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  8. Happy Birthday Odie! Have been sent over from SouthHamsDarling to wish you a lovely day. It is my Mother in laws Birthday today as well, 64 is a mere youngster these days :)

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  9. Hopped in to say Happy Birthday Odie from your friend over at Southasdarlings she suggested a wonderful birthday wish for her friend over here. So here I ma wishing you the best birthday ever may the Lord bless with an over aboundacne in His love.
    Blessings

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  10. Happy birthday and God bless you!!!!

    I'm thankful for the opportunity to have met you even if only online!!

    Have a wonderful day!

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  11. Happy birthday my sweet friend, wishing you a day as sweet as you are. Hugs!!!
    P.S> I hope you get your birthday wish :-)

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  12. Happy Birthday! And I wish for you many more!

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  13. Happy birthday once again dear Odie! I will be the same age as you in a couple of weeks time, so less of the old guy if you please!! Hope you're having a lovely day x

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  14. Happy birthday from a new follower sent over by Thisisme! My husband's grandmother made it months past 103 and she never stopped until that time! She always said that "if you sit down, you will get rusty!"

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  15. Happie Birthday Odie! I'm a new follower and found you through southhamsdarling. I love your philosophy and writing style. It's wonderful to meet you.

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  16. Happy Birthday, Odie. It is hard to believe we are in our sixties, but as you say, it is wonderful to have God with us.

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  17. Happy birthday!! I am blessed to count you as part of my blog family!!

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  18. So glad to be one of your blogger buddies! Have a great birthday weekend:-)

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  19. Happy (one day late) Birthday Odie, may you see many, many more and all in good health!

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  20. Happy happy belated birthday, Odie. I could eat at least 2 big slices of that heavenly looking cake. The candles are CUTE!
    Have a loveliest of weekends, Odie

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  21. Happy Birthday!! Sorry it's a bit late.

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  22. I'm late to the game, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you were able to celebrate in style!

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  23. Happy belated birthday Odie! May the rest of your days be happy and full of love and hope! <3

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