Five Friday Happy Bringers — Birthday Edition — 1/10/14

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:


Or this:


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 …


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


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


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


*  Cures for all diseases

*  The demise of Duck Dynasty


*  The end of hunger

*  A year’s supply of Red Hots

*  Six pack abs at my age of **.


*  Equality for all

*  Reasons EVERY DAY to feel JOY.


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


3.  This cool picture I took last week:


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


5.  Family Joy




(Grandtwin Matthew)

Have a blast this weekend!

16 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mary Ann on January 10, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Happy Birthday and wishing you many many more!!!


  2. Posted by Melanie Simon on January 10, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    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. Posted by Frank White on January 10, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Happy Birthday, Neal! And many more!


  5. Posted by Rachel on January 10, 2014 at 10:38 AM

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


  6. Posted by keith flaby on January 10, 2014 at 12:50 PM

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


  7. Posted by June Dean on January 17, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    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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