Thursday, December 13, 2007

It's My Party...

As the winds of time continue to blow through my life, and I am reminded of how small I am in comparison to the world and the universe around me, I am more and more grateful for and awed by the magnitude and splendor of all the blessings I have known during my life. It hasn't always been easy, but all is well. All is well. All manner of things shall be well.

I took these photos on my recent trip to NYC. The first is in the foyer of a friend's house - nice front window. The second is at an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. Awe-inspiring. Beautiful. Simple. Grand.

It's my party.
So celebrate with me.
Light a candle or two.
Say a prayer.
Smile at and say hello to a stranger.
Drink an extra hot peppermint mocha.
Eat Christmas cookies before dinner.
Hug someone you love and tell them how you really feel.


Tomorrow is my birthday!!!
I'll be 42 years old.
Yeah for me!

It's been a great life thus far.
Glory be!


Shelby said...

happy birthday!!! you're almost my age - but I'm a year older (43).

Lisa said...

Hooray for you!!! Wish I could be there to celebrate with you in person.

I'll be sure to drink some tea in your honor.

Best wishes for a wonderful day :-)

Amy said...


An early Happy Birthday to you! I hope the weekend's great.I'm mailing something for you today.

By the way, I love the photo at MoMA, and I love Martin Puryear's work!

Ella said...

Dear Gail,

Happy Birthday to you! What a great post too(hey a bit of a rhyme there sort of).

Eat lots of cake and pamper yourself with love for raising a family and all you do for others with words of encouragement!



Laurie said...

Gail, Happy Birthday! I just love reading your blog. We could be good friends if we lived closer! I enjoy your friendship even if it just through blogging! Blessings to you. I will be 53 in March! Seems I was 42 just yesterday!

Maya Stein said...

Gail -

Many, many congratulations and blessings on your birthday. May the year be full of beauty, joy and grace. You are a shining this blogosphere and beyond!