Thirty Eight

February 20, 2014

MeWhen I was in college, my dad sent me an article that talked about a man who celebrated his 99th birthday by taking out a lifetime subscription to the New York Times. That piece never left me, and it has been one of the guiding forces as to how I want to live my life.

I celebrate my 38th trip around the sun today. Life is full, life is good. I am surrounded by a beautiful family, an amazing group of people (some I have never met, some I see every day), and I am happy.

Thirty eight feels good; enough life has been lived to feel as though I just may be getting the hang of things, but there is still so so much to explore, learn and create. My birthday wish is that I live life like the man who turned 99, but still knew that there was always so much more to know and see.

That would be a good life indeed.

 

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This Little Blue Homestead February 20, 2014 at 8:55 am

Sounds like a lovely birthday, I know that trail well its very close to where I grew up. I hope your birthday wish comes true 😉

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Heather February 25, 2014 at 6:03 am

Thank you. I love this trail. It is one of our faves.

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Meryl February 20, 2014 at 9:19 am

Happy Birthday Heather! Hope year 38 is a great one for you!

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Heather February 25, 2014 at 6:04 am

Thank you Meryl!

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a little crafty nest February 20, 2014 at 9:43 am

Happy birthday , little spring chicken! (I have one or two years on you :) ) What a lovely photo of you and the little one…you are beautiful, inside and out. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself…I am happy to “know” you!
xoxoxo
Jules

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Heather February 25, 2014 at 6:04 am

Thank you Jules, you made my day :)

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Tonya February 20, 2014 at 10:13 am

Happy Birthday dear Heather! Wow, you sure do have so much living to do and what a blessing that you do live so fully.
Enjoy!

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Heather February 25, 2014 at 6:05 am

Thank you Tonya. Living fully is so very important.

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MamaAshGrove February 20, 2014 at 10:38 am

Happy Birthday!!
I love the story about the NY times. :)

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Heather February 25, 2014 at 6:05 am

Thank you!

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Susan February 20, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Happy Happy Birthday!! :)

May you be spoiled with love!

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Heather February 25, 2014 at 6:05 am

Thank you Susan, it was a great day.

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Janet February 20, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Happy Birthday! Sweet picture :)

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Heather February 25, 2014 at 6:05 am

Thank you Janet.

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Sigrun Jones February 20, 2014 at 5:59 pm

The 99year old reminds me of my neighbors who planted trees around their farmyard when they were in their 70’s.

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Heather February 25, 2014 at 6:05 am

Love it!

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Maggie February 21, 2014 at 7:11 am

Well said. Have a wonderful day!

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Heather February 25, 2014 at 6:06 am

Thank you Maggie.

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Gerri February 21, 2014 at 7:23 am

Happy Birthday Love.
Yes, what a great story of the man who turned 99. Great reminder and lesson of how to live. xxO

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Heather February 25, 2014 at 6:06 am

Thank you Gerri!

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KC February 21, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Happy Birthday! Your story reminds me of a man I met in the grand canyon. As I was riding up on a mule he was hiking down. He had a number on his back and we asked what it was. He replied it was the number of times he had hiked the canyon rim to rim. The number was 108. Amazing. I will never let that go. And you know how old he was? 80.

Much love to Heather!

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Heather February 25, 2014 at 6:06 am

That is an awesome story. Thanks for sharing :)

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renee~heirloomseasons February 23, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Happy birthday dear friend! A bit belated I know, but I have been thinking of you often since the day…
I am sure your year ahead will be full of great beauty, as you are so good at creating it.

(I replied to your email the other day and want to make sure that you received it, you are of course still welcome to join us, I will write to you again soon…)

Lots of love to you today and everyday…
Renee <3

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Heather February 25, 2014 at 6:06 am

Thank you Renee, and yes I do want to join you :).

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