Yesterday it was my birthday. I woke up early and was having my tea on the balcony, watching the pink and purple clouds surrounding the Symi island. It was a magical and peaceful moment, I felt so lucky and blessed. Couple minutes later my phone gave a signal of an e-mail. I was expecting 'happy birthday' calls and mails but definitely not this early.
It was from my dear friend Sara from Iran. I know that some of you knew Sara from her blog www.day2daypictures.blogspot.com She used to give us wonderful images from her city. Unfortunately she had to stop. I hope she will start again someday..
Sara sent me this lovely poem which was exactly matching my feelings of the time. Coincidance? Most probably not..Before sharing it with you let me tell you that I am so blessed that I know all of you.
Instead of counting candles,
Or tallying the years,
Contemplate your blessings now,
As your birthday nears.
Consider special people
Who love you and who care,
And others who've enriched your life
Just by being there.
Think about the memories
Passing years can never mar,
Experiences great or small
That have made you who you are.
Another year is a happy gift,
So cut your cake, and say,
''Instead of counting birthdays,
I count blessings every day!''
If you are wondering so far I have counted 45 birthdays...