Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"You Say It's Your Birthday...

Buh-nuh-nuh-nuh...It's My birthday too."

Last night my mom pointed out that somehow I get to celebrate my birthday all week long. Yep, that's right. I know how to do things right. And because the week leading up to your birthday sometimes means more than the actual day itself, these are the fabulous things people have said that I remember...

Things that were not really compiments, but made my each day a little better:

"I realize now that I wasn't focused on myself because I needed to help you."

"I'm sorry that had to happen on your birthday." (empathy from a 10 year old?! WOW!)

"I love you." (by many people)

"I miss visiting teaching with you."

"Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to Hche, happy birthday to you." (Sung a few times. Am I really this annoying on everyone else's birthday?)

"We'll just have to agree to disagree." (sometimes real friends just have to let you have your own opinion)

"...Thankfully, some choices are easier than others" (from a store bought card! How perfectly fitting.)

Compliments:

"I love that you care so much about people... big people, small people, in-between people." (there were a lot more great things in this note, but I loved that line the best)

"You're one of the most incredible people that I know."


And then, of course there are the lines that made me laugh. I'll see if I can remember what they were in reference to next year:

"Let me smell your legs."

"What am I, a circus act?"

The laugh had at my expense because I know nothing about snow. Snow blower, road grater, "snow grater"... whatever it takes. Sheesh! I grew up in Tempe, I'm just making this stuff up. Thanks for the run-to-the-bathroom-I'm-gonna-pee-my-pants-and-spit-out-my-cake laugh.

The gift I almost bought myself, but was given to me today.

The gift that was more about the other person than me, which cracks me up.

The gift of no gift. Amen.

Silly and thoughtful posts.

Thanks for making my day!!!

4 comments:

tempe turley said...

Helena,

I hope you had a wonderful birthday.

And I respect and appreciate your opinions and your wonderful comments on my blog. Even when we do get a tad heated in our debates.

I hope you have a great week.

Crystal said...

The gift was more about me than you because you said you don't do gifts. This way it didn't really count right? I hope you enjoy it anyway. I figured you can never go wrong with a book (unless it's porno or something like that).

Amanda said...

Happy happy birthday!!! I hope all your wishes came true this week. Have it spill into next week. Celebrate all month long!

Rachel said...

I MISSED YOUR BIRTHDAY?????? I'm sorry. Happy birthday, sweet friend. I hope to remember it for many more years to come.