"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Sunday, August 12, 2012

and so it begins...

...starting today, starting now, the first day of the last year of my fifth decade.

And while I am startled and amazed that I am still here I am also very mindful of the wonderful blessings I have in my life and the extraordinary beauty that surrounds me every single day.

And so, I will be stepping out of my comfort zone more and into the unknown adventure.

Happy Birthday to me!

20 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, to one of the sweetest women in the world!! Even though we have never met in person, I feel we were twins separated somehow. I will be 57 on the 20th. I feel like you, that I am blessed to still be around. I love you friend, and hope that your day was happy, fun and wonderful!!!
    God Bless you now and always~
    Debbie

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  2. whoooooo hoooo the big 60, I'm 57 so Ill be catching up with ya soon. HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet lady you are loved!!!!

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  3. Happy Birthday Joanne, I've got a head start on ya by a year girlfriend! I hope on this year of adventure, we'll share a coffee break along the way!!! All my best & a big hug, Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

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  4. Happy Birthday! Moving into a new decade is not all that bad either! Just means we have more to look forward to as we learn even more about ourselves! I just turned 62 and think, hey it's time to do some of my bucket list items!!
    hugs, Linda

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  5. Happy Birthday, Joanne! You're in good company. I was where you are just over a year ago!
    Have a Blessed Sunday! ♥

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  6. Happy Birthday, Jo. I'm in the last year of my sixth decade! Yikes, I one of the old people!

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  7. happy happy happy happy birthday Joanne!!!! I hope this is the best year yet for you!!!!


    heather

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  8. Happy Birthday Jo! I too took stock of my life and happenings and I'm trying to get it all together before the next decade begins next year. Hope you accomplish everything you set out to do..just remember to enjoy life also! Have a very happy day!

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  9. Happy Birthday! I hope your day was wonderful and that the year ahead is blessed.

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  10. Happy Birthday! It is a year to plan what comes next for me, too.

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  11. Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope you have a beautiful celebration- xo Diana

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  12. Happy birthday a day late... but hopefully not too late for adding my hopes and wishes for all the best to find their way to you in the coming year.

    Hugs from the heart!

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  13. Happy Birthday...it WILL be a wonderful year!!!

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  14. Happy Happy Happy! The best is yet to come!

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  15. Happy Birthday to you INDEED.
    And that is a great challenge to give yourself. Stepping out of your comfort zone.
    Takes courage.
    And will probably be your best year ever for experiences and growth.

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  16. Here's to the best year, one day at a time!! Happy Birthday Jojo!
    You know I was thinking the same thing the other day....going out of my comfort zone more often......scary nut imagine the possibilities!

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  17. A belated Happy Birthday to you my Friend.

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  18. Happy Birthday! Mine is this Sunday- all the REALLY cool kids are August babies :)

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  19. You are such a beautiful lady, Jojo. I hope you had a fabulous day & celebration.

    Have a great week ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  20. Oh!! Happy Birthday Jojo. This is a special one. Well, they all are when you know how precious life is and you do.
    Have a wonderful Birthday and go for whatever it is that brings you joy. Grab for the gold ring on the merry-go-round and do something brave.
    Love ya....

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