Monday, July 1, 2013

Birthday Kindness - pay it forward

Through habit, not thoughtlessness my birthday gift giving comes at odd times.  Either too early or far too late designer boutique, artisan faire or garage sale treasures will find their way into the hands of friends and loved ones accompanied by a handmade card or poem.  And so onto today’s topic.  (actually Saturday’s)

Through the wonderment of social networking, my dear niece’s 40th birthday wish was to pay some kindness forward.  From the lips of the most kind, most gentle soul on the planet.  So touch, so moved, I was paralyzed in the realization that although I had known her birthday was fast approaching I failed (yet again) to get her a timely birthday gift, much less one worthy of a milestone like 40.

Now you all realize I have a credit card and am not afraid to use it.  I could still send an extravagant birthday floral arrangement last-minute.  I stopped dead in my tracks.  NO.

 My gift
    my gift
        my gift is a blank canvas,
 a blank canvas to start life anew, at 40 and then every day after.

1,000 gallons of tears
Tons of giggles and grins
  With a pinch of sorrow thrown in for balance
A warm and cuddly pet
A safe, warm/cool, dry space to live
 Many admirers, acquaintances really and a few good-and-true friends
A slew (not too many, not too few) 
hot and passionate lovers
your one true-love is revealed and then
  a lifetime of happiness
The joy of the first cup of coffee in the morning
           A cold beer after work
             A soft pillow to lay your head upon at the end of the day.
Health, Wealth, Happiness, Prosperity and above all Peace of Mind
Know that you are loved dearly by all the know you.  Especially me, Love your Auntie Shell. 


  1. I just felt this birthday wish wash all over me and it is just what I needed....and I am paying it forward, too....thank you!

  2. LOVE this! It is exactly what I need and want. Thank you. :) Love you.