Thursday, October 14, 2010

Happy Birthday, Doris!

Happy Birthday, Dear Doris!  
     Dear Sister, Dare I acknowledge #65 in public?  What can I say to you other than, "Thank you!"  I wish all the world could share the gifts you have shared with me... smiles, laughter, stories, songs, memories.   Thank you, Dor Dor.
     You have been a beacon of light.  A pillar of strength.  A creator of joy.  A singer of songs.  A poet.  A story teller.  A prayer warrior.  A giver of hugs and smiles.  A disciplinarian.  A counselor.  A voice of reason.  A purveyor of truth.  A comic.  A caregiver.  A role model.  A baker.  A friend.     
     Today and every day, I count you among life's blessings!  So, celebrate today, Dear Doris, knowing there are hundreds of people celebrating you... especially your little brother!  All brothers should be so lucky!

Birthday Blessings
Instead of counting candles,
Or tallying the years,
Contemplate your blessings now,
As your birthday nears.
Consider special people
Who love you, and who care,
And others who’ve enriched your life
Just by being there.
Think about the memories
Passing years can never mar,
Experiences great and small
That have made you who you are.
Another year is a happy gift,
So cut your cake, and say,
"Instead of counting birthdays,
I count blessings every day!"
By Joanna Fuchs (c)

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