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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Gratitude...

I wake up every day in gratitude for what I have been given, the lessons that life has taught me, and the family and friends I love, and who love me, and the gifts of passion and curiosity which make my life an exciting one.

Yesterday was my 73rd birthday; although I am not a superstitious person, I have lately experienced a few moments of anxiety...my mother died on her 73rd birthday and my sister died a few weeks before she would have turned 73. So I was particularly grateful to wake up this morning!




54 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to You - and I wish you many more :)

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  2. Happy birthday Margy, and I am sure there will be many more...

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  3. Happy Birthday Margy! You are a bright light in the world, and I am a fan of your work, your style and your blog, but most of all, I enjoy your great good company. Your birthday post touched my heart today, hoping our paths cross again. Marcy

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  4. We never know what is around the corner but dwelling on it is not a good idea. Live each day to the full as I have noticed you do with your interesting travels and other activities. Live like that and you will get to 100 no doubt! Happy birthday and many happy returns.

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  5. Happy Birthday Margy! Your blog posts are inspirations!! I am glad too, that you wake up every day! Here's to many happy returns and a great year of adventures ahead for you!

    Claire

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  6. Happy, Happy Birthday to Fabulous You!!

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  7. Happy birthday! Hope it is another fabulous year for you, I can't wait to see what you whip up next. June birthdays are the best!

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  8. Happy Birthday, Margy! I also wish you many, many more. There's still more sewing to be done!

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  9. Happy Birthday Margy!!! Wishing You A Great Year And Many More Filled.With Love, Happiness, Creativity And advEntures! :)

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  10. Dear Margy,
    Happy Birthday.
    You are 73 years old, I can' t belive it. Your way becoming old highly fascinates me very much. I wish I could achieve this the same way you do. Next Year I'll be 60 years old.
    I like your work and your blog. It is a great inspiration for me.
    Mema

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  11. Happy birthday! May this year be wonderful for you. Thanks for posting this -- and your blog in general. I love seeing your creations and verve!

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  12. Happy Birthday!! Wishing you many more years of good health and prosperity!

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  13. Happy Birthday, Margy!! I have so much gratitude for YOU! I hope your birthday month continues to be joyful, creative, and fulfilling!

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  14. Happy Birthday! Enjoy today and every day. Many, many more!

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  15. Many happy returns for yesterday and may you continue to enjoy your life. I am sure there are many more adventures in your future.

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  16. Happy birthday Margy, our lives are so much the richer for you sharing your enthusiasm for life. Hope you had a lovely day.

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  17. Happybirthday Margy!!! You are such a delight to many of us on the Internet, who haven't met you in person.. Yet..... I Love your bright shining personality!!

    Here's to many more decades of fun filled birthdays to come!!

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    1. Rereading my note, I figured a few extra dots at the wrong place might be conveying the opposite of what I meant! ;)

      Margy, It was meant as follows! You are such a delight to many of us on the Internet, who haven't met you in person yet..... And I Love your bright shining personality!!

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  18. Happy Birthday! My dear "big" sister died suddenly at just 54. Being three years younger, I struggled with anxiety and guilt during those three years until reaching 54 myself. Don't know why this haunted me so much until then, I pretty much convinced everyone around me I was not going to make it. Now, at 60, I try to enjoy everyday - my sister is never far from my thoughts. It is bittersweet to go on in life without her presence. I believe I understand your emotions. Wishing you all the best.

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  19. Happy Birthday! Hope it's a very good year.

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  20. I have every expectation that you will live to be 100 and continue to entertain us with your marvelous creations.

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  21. A very happy birthday to my style icon! I am very glad you woke up this morning too. ♥♥

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  22. I wish you happiness and long life. Happy Birthday!

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  23. A belated happy birthday Margy.
    My husband's father died at 63 and all of his brothers died early as well. Knock on wood, my husband is now 71 and doing very well.
    I too am grateful to count you as one of my blog friends :)

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  24. Happy Birthday, Margy! and wishes for many many more. xx

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  25. Happy birthday to one classy lady who reminded me to be grateful for all the joys in my own life, like reading your blog. Hope your birthday is a great one and wishing you many more to come.

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  26. Happy birthday! You are the epitome of class and style (makes you an even more beautiful woman)! Thanks for reminding us to count our blessings. :)

    Hope you had a wonderful day (with many more to come). :)

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  27. Happy birthday...glad you are here and still living your inspiring life! Here's to many more.

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  28. Happy Birthday Margy. Your enthusiasm and energy are an inspiration. Many happy returns.

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  29. Happy BDay Margy! I pray you many, many, many more! I hope you enjoyed your day :)

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  30. Have a wonderful birthday. I'm sure you have many more years and fascinating travels ahead of you.

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  31. Happy Birthday, Margy, and many more!

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  32. Happy Birthday, Margy! You are an inspiration to me, and I wish you many more years of sewing and traveling.

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  33. Happy birthday, Margy! I so appreciate your creative energy and enthusiasm. Can't wait to see where the coming year takes you!

    My mom died at 73, and I remember something my dad said to me - he had lost a lot of friends that year, and a few years later he said: "If I can just get them to 73, they stick around for a long time". And that is true for him! He, and his good friends, continue to travel, paint, party, and raise hell...and they are all in their 80's.

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  34. I agree with Robyn. I too worked in IT and hoping not to lose my IT skills at troubleshooting my computer. You give me hope that I can still "fix" my computer as I age. I am now 64 and retired 2 years ago. I love your blogs and sewing samples. Don't ever stop! I've just discovered you and need the encouragement to keep on sewing and working on my computer and other electronic devices. Happy belated birthday and I wish you many, many more.

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  35. Happy Birthday Margy - it is always interesting reading about your very busy life and the wonderful journeys you undertake. These are all things that keep one young!!! May you make many more.

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  36. Margy, Happy Birthday, you are one of the most beautifully dressed people I "know". Your stamina, good sense and interest in the world must stand you in very good stead for a long and happy life. My very best wishes for a Happy Birthday (one day late) and many more wonderful outfits!

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  37. Happy birthday! May you have many, many more healthy fun filled years. Cheers to 73+

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  38. Happy birthday month to one wonderful,classy lady.

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  39. Have a fabulous year ! ! ! All the best.

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  40. Happy Birthday Margy! I would have never guessed you were 73 years old! I don't think you are going anywhere, there is way too much fabric to sew yet! ~Teri

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  41. Happy Birthday, Margy! It's a pleasure to visit with you here on your blog.

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  42. Happy birthday! What a wonderful attitude to wake up with.

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  43. You just can't put a good thing down! Next year Margy....

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  44. Wishing you a Belated....Very Happy Birthday Wish!!!
    You look absolutely F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S for 73!!
    Hope I can look as vibrant and healthy as you are at
    the same age!!
    Celebrate!!!

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  45. A belated birthday wish! You are a beautiful person and I love reading your blog, it inspired me. Thank you!

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  46. A very Happy Birthday to you! A bit late, but who doesn't like celebrating just a little bit longer? :) I would never have guessed you to be 73. You look lovely.

    And thank you for your delightful blog. It is like a little gift every time I visit.

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  47. Happy Birthday to you. And many more. I turned 70 two months ago and I am grateful to have found your blog.

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  48. Happy Birthday, Margy! Here's to more adventures in the years to come!

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  49. i have been making my way through all of your posts...becoming more in awe.. and ... more inspired by you, with each post.. Your creativity, artistry, lifestyle and love of family.... leaves me gushing. So happy to have spent the time on this enchanting visit. So happy you share your life with 'us' all.

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