Friday, January 14, 2005

All Things Celebrated


I woke up early, just like I've always done on my birthday.
You see...I think BIRTHDAYS should be extra special.

Now I'll admit that I do celebrate everyday, truth be when I first rise in the morning, I celebrate making it to the bathroom without wetting my pj's. What a dance!

But TODAY...on my BIRTHDAY, I've decided to raise the bar. I'm celebrating life. Precious life. Will you celebrate with me?

You see, along with becoming 54, I get to spread all this sage wisdom, (some people have another name for it) and people listen to me too because they figure, "hey, if she's managed to live this long, she's bound to know something." Well I do.

So here are some things I think WE should celebrate today, together... and not just on Birthdays, but every day.

You should celebrate

1. That extra change you found in the washer. You never know when you might need to really "phone a friend."

2. The way your dog/cat/whatever jumps up and down when you get home from work. I think I'll start doing the same thing when I see you from now on.

3. The fact that you woke up. Period. Can you say, "another chance?"

4. For your children or grandchildren. The internet couldn't hold everything I could say about these gifts.

5. Books. For the lovely, wonderful, exciting, thrilling, HUMOROUS world of books.

6. For ones, leather ones, straw ones...gimme...gimme...gimme...!

7. For coffee and chocolate. May heaven be filled with both.

8. For friends. You...and you...and you there. I love you all. The ones I've known all my life and who knows all of my darkest secrets (don't forget, that door swings both ways) and the ones I've never met eyeball-to-eyeball, but have bonded with here in cyberworld. I couldn't be any closer to you if we'd used superglue! One or two of you have even shared a brain with me...Diane? Maggie?

9. For elastic. Nuff said.

10. For forgiveness...because without it...well, let's see...what wisdom can I impart here? Without my friend....the cops would still be looking for the bodies. What? Hey, I write humor--Hello?

Happy Birthday to EVERYONE!

Queen Jaw Jaw


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to the REAL Queen.....believe me, you and your humor are a gift that I feel I receive every time I get an email from's like MY birthday every single time. I do hope that you have a simply ROYAL day in every way. You are THE BEST and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.


7:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are the only person I know who tells people it's your birthday...and how old you are. You are indeed the queen. Thanks for bringing so much joy to my life. May it be returned to you on your birthday and always.
God bless you,
Dotsie Bregel

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From one Capricorn to another ... Happy Belated Birthday. I cannot tell you how I chuckled at this story, as well as the others. What a hoot! You have a gift and make the world a happier, funnier place to be in.

Pat a/k/a "Looking Up"

9:17 AM  
Blogger Pamela Cosel said...

Oops, I meant to write you on Friday! I hope it was one of your best birthdays ever!

2:50 PM  
Blogger Donna J. Shepherd said...

I just saw this! A Happy Belated Birthday!!! (I DID sing to you on the Boomer Board!) Hope it was a great one! - Donna

11:47 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

Happy Birthday Gloria!

Life is good.

Get your blog an website listed in the search engines FAST!

5:33 PM  

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