Get Ready to Sing

Two days from now I will be 60 years old.  Old enough I think to be considered a “senior” but not “old” (I hope).

I can’t claim to have aged as well as my sweetie Susan, she takes better care of herself I suppose.

A get-together with friends looms, as does an opportunity to give a short speech. But there is so much to say.

Arriving at sixty itself is such a gift. If I hadn’t received the gift of kidney transplant 31 years ago, I would have missed out decades of life, the birth of my son, travel, and so many terrific friends.  I am so grateful to that family for their amazing gift.

I feel so wealthy. The wealth of having people in my life. I have amazing friends and wonderful family. I have peace in my life and my days are filled with contentedness mainly.

As I look down on the plethora of plastic flamingos on my lawn, I will be counting my blessings.  This birthday for me is a milestone, not because of the years of my life, but because of the blessings of my life and the gathering of family and friends.

Looking back and looking forward also- Get ready to sing! 1, 2, 3. Happy Birthday….

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About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and say thank you for their encouragement and suggestions.
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10 Responses to Get Ready to Sing

  1. Claudette says:


    https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsWow, happy birthday! You said it well, the way you look forward to 60. And from the sounds of it, you are very young at heart! 🎈🎂🎁🍻🍾

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  2. What a great attitude to have! You inspire me to be better😊

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  3. Bob Smith says:

    Happy Birthday Dave, every day is a gift. It’s not that long ago that neither of us would be here.
    Who knows what opportunity the advancements in medicine will bring us. If we were both born south of the border we would be long gone.

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  4. Wonderful!!! Happy happy birthday to you, and blessings to your wife and son. It’s an amazing milestone :)) :)) Dawn

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