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Happiness All Around

September 5, 2013 in I Adore What I Love
I was going to title this post “Happy Rosh Bday to Me” but decided against it because most of you would probably be totally confused and dismiss this blog altogether.  Orrrr you might be intrigued by it and want to read.  In any case, I thought “Happiness All Around” was rather fitting because in my opinion, September 5th is a pretty happy day!  Especially this year!  For one, it’s my birthday and I only get one per year and secondly, it’s Rosh Hashanah, which for those of you who don’t know, is the Jewish New Year that comes along with fun family celebrations, really great brisket and lots of joy in the air.  And the icing on the cake is that this is the first time in my 29 years that my birthday has fallen on this special holiday…
luckily, I’m at the age where I can appreciate celebrating with my family the night of  and even get excited about it!

With that being said, tonight really was great.  And I’m only saying that because I haven’t been that eager for this birthday.  I mean, 29 means one more year until 30 and that kind of sounds daunting to me.  I feel like I need to take this year to the next level and really live it up!  Which is exactly what I plan on doing!!  Okay, back to tonight (ooops, I went on a rant there) – my mom served the best ice cream cake a girl could ask for (see above), I was given LOTS of wonderful and amazing gifts, not to mention some of the best cards I’ve ever received.  The smile didn’t leave my face.

And then there was school all day!  I seriously did not expect to get anything from anyone – like really truly did not even imagine that I would – and unbeknownst to me, my team members could not have been more generous!  In addition, I got a few gifts from students and my kids were super sweet all day long.  I know that I am one lucky lady.

Oh let’s not even get me started with the phone calls from friends, surprise flower delivery to my school from my hubby, text messages galore and facebook wall messages.  Thank you to everyone for your birthday wishes!  I seriously appreciate it more than you even know.

L’Shana Tova!
Here’s to hoping this is the best year yet… for you, for me, for all of us.

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