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Miss Sheri
May 28th, 2013, 07:13 PM
It's my birthday today...Yup, the big 50. I was in a mood for thinking back over the years and came up with this list of 50 of the things I have loved well. I thought I would share and hope it will brighten your day.

A Few Things I have Loved Through the Last 50 Years: [Listed Randomly]

 The Song of Birds in the Mornings
 A Gentle Breeze ~ scented with Lilacs.
 Building Sand Castles at the beach as a little child with my big brothers.
 Climbing Trees, Damming up streams, Catching a football with my siblings.
 Finding I could learn to ride a bike . . . Finally!
 Watching the sunset, especially at twilight when everything is barely backlit into silhouettes.
 Watching a Full Moon come up over a Mountain Top.
 The Sound and rhythm of Water in Motion
 Being STILL in a ‘Natural’ Setting.
 The Sight and Sound of the Ocean. The Gentle waves lapping the shore. Big Waves pounding the shore during a winter storm.
 The Spicy Fragrance of the Pacific Northwest after a rainfall.
 Trees, Lots and Lots of Trees!
 Growing my own flowers to give away in bouquets.
 Eating my own homegrown, fresh picked peas.
 Apples picked ripe, sweet, tangy, crisp & sun-warmed off the tree.
 Losing myself in a great Book
 Reading to Young Children
 Rocking an infant
 Singing softly to my babies.
 The Joy and Delight of Preschool
 Rocking Chairs
 Camp Fires
 Camping
 Hiking in a beautiful setting.
 Smoked Salmon
 Dungeness Crab
 Fresh Strawberries
 Watermelon seed spitting contests with my siblings.
 The pure exultation of learning you can fly . . . made possible by the playground swings.
 Road Trips with my family
 Finding my Ancestors
 The Smooth, Creamy, Silky Sweet Taste of Chocolate!!!
 Being in the Temple
 Reading the Book of Mormon with our Family.
 Watching the ‘Sound of Music’ with my Family while Mark ‘Belts out the Songs’ and we all laugh until our sides ache.
 Creating something that actually works out well! Quilts, Afghans, Cards, a Garden, my Preschool, Cinnamon Rolls, a Roast, etc. […a thing can turn out so different from one moment to the next]

 One precise ‘Golden Moment’ in Time: Watching the Sun set forever over the Pacific Ocean ~ with all my children cuddled up around me, quietly talking about anything that came into our heads.
 A thousand ‘Golden Moments’ with Mark, mostly laughing together.
 The pure joy of feeling my Heavenly Father knows and loves me personally.
 A thousand ways that I see and feel my Saviors love for me.
 The great love I feel for the gift of growing up and living in this Nation.
 Watching my Children excel.
 Being together with my family.
 Seeing excellent character traits put into practice by my children; especially Kindness, Integrity, Faith, Generosity, Loyalty, Hard Work, Compassion, Service and Forgiveness.
 A song or melody that stirs my soul with beauty and brings me peace.
 A Tune that just makes you feel happy!
 Rediscovering the wonder of the world through the eyes of a young child.
 Recognizing and seeing the qualities I admire most ~ in the people I love the best.
 The sweet comfort of a true friend; someone you can be totally at ease with, someone who really ‘gets’ who you are, and accepts you completely.

I can not think of a better way to spend a birthday than to count my blessings...I always makes for a great day.

May 28th, 2013, 07:16 PM
Loved this. Thank you for sharing your moment, and Happy Birthday! 50's not so bad, is it?

May 28th, 2013, 07:22 PM
Happy Birthday Sheri.

May 28th, 2013, 07:23 PM
That's Awesome!

May 28th, 2013, 07:32 PM
Happy Birthday! I hope when I get to 50 I am as blessed as you :)

May 28th, 2013, 07:36 PM
Sheri, Have a great B-Day!

May 28th, 2013, 07:38 PM
Happy, Happy Birthday Sheri!


Huggers, Ruby

Iris Girl
May 28th, 2013, 07:39 PM
Happy Birthday and welcome to the fabulous 50's!!

nana margaret
May 28th, 2013, 07:41 PM
That's so beautiful, hope you're having a wonderful birthday!

K. McEuen
May 28th, 2013, 08:10 PM
Hope you have a


Andrea F
May 28th, 2013, 08:17 PM
Happy birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day.

May 28th, 2013, 08:21 PM
Happy birthday, and thanks for the share. What a great list you have lived through. Maybe for 60 I will make a list.

May 28th, 2013, 08:32 PM
I hope you had a "WONDERFUL" 50th Birthday with many, many more to come! I LOVE what you wrote and I really appreciate you sharing that with all of us. I myself will be 48 one week form today :D

May 28th, 2013, 08:36 PM
Happy Birthday Sheri!

May 28th, 2013, 08:36 PM

That's a great list. You are a very lucky lady!

May 28th, 2013, 08:41 PM
HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY, Sheri. I am not too far behind you. Thank you for sharing your blessings with us. I will have to put some thought into mine. My grandma always said we shouldn't celebrate our birthday, but our birthday week. Celebrate!!!

May 28th, 2013, 08:41 PM
Great post. Happy birthday!

May 28th, 2013, 08:45 PM
Congratulations :icon_tup:

May 28th, 2013, 09:32 PM
48375 Birthday Hugs!

May 28th, 2013, 09:44 PM
Well Done! Happiest of Birthday's to you.

Miss Sheri
May 28th, 2013, 10:13 PM
Wow! Thank you one and all!!! It has been a lovely day . . . even sweeter for all your kind regards. All of those darling CARDS, how do you post those, they are so cute. Again thank you all, you are among the kindest hearted of people with whom I have the pleasure of associating. Hugs to one and all.

Sandy Navas
May 28th, 2013, 11:37 PM
That is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. You are only as "OLD" as you feel . . .


May 29th, 2013, 01:45 AM
Happy birthday Sheri.......great list too!

May 29th, 2013, 02:52 AM
Happy Birthday! I loved reading your list of Blessings.

May 29th, 2013, 05:12 AM

For another happy and healthy 50 years

May 29th, 2013, 08:33 AM
Happy Birthday! Keep counting your blessings.

May 29th, 2013, 08:43 AM
Happy belated birthday. I hope you had a fantastic one.

May 29th, 2013, 09:21 AM
Happy Birthday!! Your 50's are some of the most incredible years...the time whenl a lot of your previous pursuits come into fruition. You will continue enjoying most of the things on your list for the rest of your life and the memories will just get more precious. Have a wonderful day!!

May 29th, 2013, 09:30 AM
Counting yor blessings is such a great way to celebrate your 50th Bday, May48415

Tanya D
May 29th, 2013, 06:19 PM
Happy happy birthday Sheri! You are blessed and your list shows you are grateful for it. Enjoy your special day :)

May 29th, 2013, 11:23 PM
What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday! Happy 50th from me too!