Exploring and Encouraging a Healthy Life Marked with Joy

It’s Friday yet again. And here’s my Five.

1.  Today’s my **th birthday!  You know, these things keep showing up far too frequently.  Really.  And my birthday, coming so close after Christmas, has always seemed like a tiny addendum to Christmas.  For example, my birthday presents were usually wrapped like this:

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Or this:

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But, still,  as a child I always felt a little special.  First, we celebrated the Birthday of Jesus.  Then just a tad later, we celebrated the Birthday of Neal.  With nary a decorative change!  Not so with my four brothers.  Danny’s birthday is October 30, the day before Halloween.  I gloated a lot, for good reason: a jack o’ lantern …

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… just can’t compete with the Savior of the World …

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In the interest of gift-giving everywhere, I’ve decided to share with you my 2014 Birthday List.

What Neal Wants for His Birthday This Year:

*  World peace

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*  Somebody reclassifying fried chicken as a leafy green vegetable.  KFC = Kale Fried Chicken

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*  Cures for all diseases

*  The demise of Duck Dynasty

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*  The end of hunger

*  A year’s supply of Red Hots

*  Six pack abs at my age of **.

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*  Equality for all

*  Reasons EVERY DAY to feel JOY.

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2.  The Truth of this clear, black and white principle:

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3.  This cool picture I took last week:

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4.  In this new year, trying not to harp so much on what isn’t working.

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5.  Family Joy

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(Grandtwin Matthew)

Have a blast this weekend!

Comments on: "Five Friday Happy Bringers — Birthday Edition — 1/10/14" (16)

  1. Happy Birthday and wishing you many many more!!!

  2. Melanie Simon said:

    Happy Birthday! My mom’s birthday too. She would have been 66 today. Have a great one!! Xxoo melanie

    Sent from my iPhone

  3. Happiest of birthdays to you, dear friend!

  4. Frank White said:

    Happy Birthday, Neal! And many more!

  5. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great one. 🙂

  6. keith flaby said:

    Happy Birthday,
    The Boys on the island,
    Keith & Mark.

  7. We share this special day — sorry to be a week late in sending you birthday wishes. Hope it’s a great year for you and yours. We’re looking forward to a new granddaughter at the end of the month and moving into a new home in June.

    • Hi June! And happy belated bday to you. Such exciting news about the grand baby and the house! Have an incredible 2014.

      Sent from Neal’s iPhone4

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