Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy birthday to me


Today is my birthday. It's not quite as cold as in the photo above, but it is the coldest day of the year thus far.

I'm not planning on ice fishing today. But I will go to the District Al-Anon meeting this morning and then see what the rest of the day holds in store. I used to have a lot of expectations around my birthday. I'm not going to dwell on those today. Instead, I'm going to go with the flow and enjoy what the day has to offer.

I hope that you'll be doing the same.

33 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Syd! Let the day carry you to whatever your heart desires.

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  2. Happy Birthday Syd. Don't hang out with those idiots in the picture!
    Unless...ooops, that's your Al Anon group. hee hee enjoy your day.

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  3. Happy Birthday, Syd. Tho we don't know each other, I am al-anon and also follow your blog. Love your honest, heart felt posts.

    Enjoy the moment, enjoy the day :)

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  4. Happy Birthday, Syd!

    Having no expectations allows for more flexibility in life.

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  5. I think the more we do what you are doing - namely, drop all the expectations and go with the flow - the better things turn out.

    I'm sure you'll have a glorious birthday - Happy Birthday from me!

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  6. Blessings for a wonderful, wonder-filled day, celebrating YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SYD! I so relate to the expectations thing for the birthday...and only after my 50 b'day celebration..which was awesome btw..did I get it under control. Now I don't get disappointed..but it took me at least 50 years to get to that point. You are doing so much better youngster! Hugs, Lisa

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  7. Happy, Happy Birthday, Syd!

    I love leaving birthdays open to "come what may" too...

    Hope it's full of great surprises!

    Laura

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  8. Hope you have a good birthday, Syd. That picture should be seen in July, not January.

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  9. Happy birthday. Have a good day.

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  10. Hey! Happy Birthday!! I hope your day is full of many blessings of the heart.

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  11. Happiest of Birthday to YOU.. !!!!!

    Each day is like a New Rebirth .. I see that as I read your blog from past to present.

    My favorite birthday of late was when I was 46 and had no Expectations... what a day!!! it turned out to be ....

    My other ones that I did have Expectations so many things went wrong (my 47th last year I was so sick and in pain)..

    Just take this day moment-by-moment and enjoy it...

    I wish I could give you a gift... I feel reading your blog and other recovery blogs on these COLD days... (when I'm hibernating) has been a GIFT to me.

    I see myself in so many things you said and other Bloggers said too.

    Gosh..I'm a C*o*d*i*e and other are too........and admitted it... and we are all growing through sharing..

    It is a Rebirthday for all of us more and more..

    ((((((((cyberhugs)))))))))....and birthday punches to you (we use to do that as children in Brooklyn).. a punch for each year..lol.

    B.A.

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  12. happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear syd, happy birthday to you!!!! have a fabulous day and wishing you an absolutely wonderful year ahead! lotsa love from me

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  13. Happy birthday, i hope you have a fabulous day!

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  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it's a great one! CELEBATE...no, I mean CELEBRATE (I'm not making any comments about your sex life) Love always!

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  15. happy birthday, syd!! sending you good energy from DC :)

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  16. Happy birthday to you! Tomorrow is my Dad's b-day so it'll be easy to remember yours. I hope you have a lovely day.

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  17. I wonder if your tongue would have stuck to the railing of that boat? Have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  18. Wishing you a happy, spiritual birthday and the same for every day after. Enjoy yourself.

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  19. Happy Birthday Syd! Hope you have a great day and weekend. Ahh, those pesky expectations! Like is so much more simple if we can let them go!

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  20. well cool!! (no pun intended).. happy birthday !! glad u here.

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  21. Happy Birthday!!!! I pray that you have the most amazing year yet in the next gathering of 365 one-days-at-a-time....

    You have been a blessing to the last year for me and I hope that God brings you blessings in the year to come!

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  22. Happy Birthday, Syd. Are you one of the guys in the picture?

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  23. Happy Birthday dear Syd, you have been an amazing part of my journey in the cyber world of sober blogs and I hope that this year brings you many joys, much serenity and peace!

    many :::hugs:::G

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  24. Happy Birthday Syd! Our 5, soon to be 6, year old's actual B-day is the 20th, so we had his bowling Birthday party yesterday. It was fun, hope you had a great one also.

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  25. ice-fishing ~ funky!

    ah I recognize your Syd 'trait now... my former housemates from university days used to have Syd Barrats probably one and only solo album... I heard he only recently died a few years ago after packing on about 3000 lbs and hanging anonymously round Cambridge as a paranoid schizophrenic (see what LSD can do to you..??!!??)...

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  26. Happy belated birthday, just catching up on my comments. Hope you had a great day

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  27. Did you eat cake?

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