Friday, July 09, 2010

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

Happy Birthday Jill~


Autumn said...

Aw what a sweet blessing! Happy birthday Jill!!!!

patsy said...


happy birthday jill

Heather said...

That is such a sweet post...Happy Birthday, Jill!

{natalie} said...

happy birthday jill!

this is such a thoughtful post, i love it.

LJ, DC and ML said...

So cute Kristi, Happy Birthday Jill!

Natasha said...

Happy Birthday to Jill!

Erin said...

OH how I love you dear friend JILL!!! Thanks for introducing me to her, via blog. She inspires me everyday and I love her so much. I even have a soap dinosar that I bought for whitney sitting here by my computer waiting for me to send it as "good Mail". I love jill, i love her labels, I love her "what the?", I love her Sunday Thoughts. I love her Self Portraits.

She is the BEST!!!!

linda said...

Hoping that Jill's special day is as special as she is to others!

Sharon C. said...

Happy Birthday, Jill -- this post was a beautiful tribute to a special friend

brooke said...

What a darling tribute. Jill is one of a kind--Love her!

Price Cream Parlor said...

What a great post!!!
Wishing Jill a wonderful day and upcoming year!!!!

kelly said...

simply awesome!

Claudissima said...

now kristi you are amazing and what a beautiful post to one of your dear loved ones. Happy Birthday missy!

Jill said...

Oh my goodness, what a gift! I feel like, "Well if you put it that way!"

Thanks Kristi!

Bugg's mama said...

How sweet! Jill is so special.

And a big ol' whoppin' congrats to you & your family on Jeff's job. HalleLUjah!

Love, Bree

Esther said...

What a great post...Happy Birthday, Jill!

Esther said...

What a great post...Happy Birthday, Jill!

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

great birthday post! She's a great person!

wende said...

jill is lucky to have your friendship in her life! you're the best, and i lOVED this post! you chose the perfect photos to go with the poem. awesome.

happy birthday jill.

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