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Thirty-seven birthday wishes

This entry was posted on Monday, February 21st, 2011 by Frances Ryan.
Tags: lists, happy, giggles, friends, family, faith, birthday

Today is my 37th birthday. And the birthday girl gets to make wishes. And I don’t believe in the whole “if you tell anyone your wish it won’t come true” malarkey, so I’m sharing my birthday wishes with you—all 37 of them.

I am truly blessed because I know that I have family and friends around the world who will help make so many of my birthday wishes come true. Thank you, everyone, for being part of my life!

I wish for:

  • A year where I am happy and carefree
  • Good health
  • Good health for my family and friends
  • My nieces and nephews to have all of their dreams come true
  • Schrodie to be happy with Flik, my amazing niece who will [hopefully] be taking over service to the cat when I leave for Scotland
  • The confidence to know that I’m making the right decisions in my life
  • The strength to carry on when things seem hopeless
  • The ability to forgive others graciously
  • Composure when I’m facing upsetting situations
  • Laughter when I can’t stop crying
  • Laughter for no reason at all
  • Friends who support me
  • Friends who allow me to support them
  • The ability to laugh at my mistakes
  • More empathy and sympathy when dealing with the struggles of others
  • My foster daughter to have a bright and happy future filled with love and security
  • Children around the world to be safe and secure, without fear of abandonment or starvation
  • The ability to be kind even to the cruelest of people
  • Patience and understanding in all situations
  • An end to wars and strife and struggles around the world
  • A world filled with love and acceptance
  • The courage to always do what is right, even when it’s not popular
  • The enthusiasm needed to succeed in school
  • The knowledge and intelligence needed to succeed in school
  • The humility to accept my faults
  • The esteem to love myself despite my faults
  • The acceptance to love others despite their faults
  • The health to complete my first [and last?] marathon in October
  • The good sense to not make myself ill by pushing myself too hard
  • The faith to remember that God is there beside me even when I feel abandoned
  • Good fortunes in love and happiness for my family and friends
  • Good fortunes in employment and wealth for my family and friends
  • My days to be filled with child-like wonderment and laughter
  • Days where I laugh so hard that my sides ache
  • Good friends to celebrate my joys with
  • Good friends to commiserate my sorrows with
  • And a windfall of money so that I don’t have to stress about my finances for the next year (Come on, you didn’t think all of my wishes were going to be for sunshine and happiness, did you?)

Comments

Um, I love all of your wishes, I do, but I can’t get over whatever that tart thing is you’re eating. Yummmmy! Seriously, it’s a little like torture seeing that picture because jeff and I are having a contest, so I’m not eating sugar. So eat double helpings for me!

by Amy at 11:27pm (GMT) on February 21st, 2011

what wonderful birthday wishes!
hope you had a very happy 37th birthday

by pomomama at 2:39am (GMT) on February 22nd, 2011

Happy birthday tooo yooooooooooou, happy birthday to yoooooooooooooooou!!! LalalALLAlalaLAlalalaalALLALALA! :) I pray that all your wishes come true, even the last one! What awaits you is going to be AWESOME! xxx :D

by bootytoberlin at 6:39am (GMT) on February 22nd, 2011

Sorry I missed your big day - but we did celebrate with nearly 18” of confetti (snow)!

You are an amazing, strong woman and I wish you the most amazing year!

by Helen at 11:27am (GMT) on February 22nd, 2011

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