Saturday, July 20, 2013

What Do You Want For Your Birthday?

Another birthday came and went recently.   This was the big "Five-Oh," so I thought I'd commemorate it with a blog post.  This, like all the others before it, came with another round of answering "What do you want for your birthday?"

The answer was easy to fulfill when I was a boy.  In fact, my birthday list was decided for me -- all I wanted was whatever the toy marketing folks wanted to sell.  It was just a matter of shopping and money to fulfill it.  Nevertheless, I still got underwear and the things I needed, much to my disappointment.  How ungrateful I was!

That changed after I started my own family.  Now my birthday list reads....
  • A happy and healthy family, including all the pets.
  • Money, just enough to live by and to donate, not so much that I become much more of an asshole than I already am.
  • Green traffic lights, or none at all.
  • Magical sunrises and gloriously fiery sunsets.
  • The continued ability to see humor and beauty in every situation.
  • A world in which people love one another for who they are and not what they can do.
  • Underwear.
For the most part, I already have it all.  And underwear just requires a short trip to Walmart.

Happy birthday to you, whoever you are & whenever it is!

3 comments:

Rummuser said...

That list must be made universal except for the last item which can be optional.

You are blessed. So am I.

Happy birthday to you too.

Jacqueline Hough said...

Happy Birthday. I enjoyed your list!

Square Peg Guy said...

Thank you Rummuser and Jacqueline for your kind comments!