Today is my BIRTHDAY!

It’s not just any old birthday . . . This one is a decade B’day . . . sliding me into the 50’s.

I love Birthdays as throughout the day, there are twists and turns and surprises (more than usual) . . . Folks saying “Happy Birthday” in a variety of ways.

My favorites are the folks who go out of their way to make a (non-sales) call . . . or a drop-by visit if only for a moment . . . and that flurry of email and facebook greetings literally from all over the planet.

For me, today is a “work day” filled with appointments, a board meeting, and ending with a family celebration . . . all things I enjoy doing – PERFECT!

There are 3 quotes that have popped in front of me the past couple of days that, I believe, go a LONG way towards being guiding principles for living a peaceful and satisfying life.

and they apply to EVERYONE, ALL the time (not just on Birthdays)

they evoke taking responsibility for passion and showing up/being present.

This from

Happy Birrrrthday to Youuuu,
Happy Birrrrthday to Youuuu,
Happy Birrrrthday Dear Barry,
Happy Birrrrthday to Youuuu!

A few years back, not so long ago, heaven and earth erupted into a major celebration with the news of your impending adventure into this very time and space. You see, someone like Barry Owen doesn’t come along all that often. In fact, there’s never been a single one like you, nor is there ever ANY possibility that another will come again. You’re an Angel among us. Someone, whose eyes see what no others will EVER see, whose ears hear what no others will EVER hear, and whose perspective and feelings will NEVER, ever be duplicated. Without YOU, the Universe, and ALL THAT IS, would be sadly less than it is.

Quite simply:

You’re the kind of person, Barry,
Who’s hard to forget,
A one-in-a-million
To the people you’ve met.
Your friends are as varied
As the places you go,
And they all want to tell you
In case you don’t know:
That you make a big difference
In the lives that you touch,
By taking so little
And giving so much!

Barry, you are so AWESOME! For your birthday, friends and angels from every corner of the Universe, including buddies you didn’t know you had, will be with you to wish you the HAPPIEST of days and an exciting new year in time and space. You won’t be alone!


Mike Dooley
Orlando, Florida, USA

PS – Barry, this is going to be YOUR year!!

© TUT ®

Sent to my by Debbie this morning from my favorite Jimmy Buffett and Martina Mcbride

Trip around the Sun (Link to VideoO

Hear ’em singing Happy Birthday
Better think about the wish I made
This year gone by ain’t been a piece of cake
Every day’s a revolution
Pull it together and it comes undone
Just one more candle and a trip around the sun

I’m just hanging on while this old world keeps spinning
And it’s good to know it’s out of my control
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from all this living
Is that it wouldn’t change a thing if I let go

No, you never see it coming
Always wind up wondering where it went
Only time will tell if it was time well spent
It’s another revelation
Celebrating what I should have done
With these souvenirs of my trip around the sun


Yes, I’ll make a resolution
That I’ll never make another one
Just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun
Just enjoy this ride …
Until it’s done

and at today’s board meeting . . . I’m doing the invocation


Philippians 4:8

King James Version (KJV)

Finally, brethren,

whatsoever things are true,

whatsoever things are honest,

whatsoever things are just,

whatsoever things are pure,

whatsoever things are lovely,

whatsoever things are of good report;

if there be any virtue,

and if there be any praise,

think on these things.

Bless O Lord, this food to our use, And us to thy loving service; And make us ever mindful of the needs of others, For Jesus’ sake. Amen.

I wish you the BEST today!


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