Wisdom, Dance Moves on the Path of Life, or Christmastime Birthdays

Happy Birthday daughter, this is your magic, and bountiful year. The very best to you in 2014 and beyond 2015.

Once Again, A Christmas-Birthday Present Combo

This is a Happy Birthday to my daughter. Kate has birthday within a few days after Christmas, and three days before the New Year. While she was growing up, there was a balancing act to keep a holiday going for many, while making sure that special Birthday person got her dues.

Here is hoping for a better birthday in 2014. Happy Birthday dear.

Happy Birthday Kate

Happy Birthday Daughter
Happy Birthday Daughter | Source

Happy Christmas Birthday Present.

This is dedicated to my daughter Kate . It is her birthday today (December 28)

Her Birthday is 3 days after Christmas , 3 days. before New Years

This year, I found the perfect card for Kate. There was a picture of an elf and Jesus sitting at a table. The elf says to Jesus, "Man, that must suck having your Birthday on Christmas ."

Those who have the unfortunate timing to be born so close to Christmas, always will understand the hype; "This is your birthday and Christmas present".

The First Leg Of The Journey

Kate, as your Mother, I am amazed that I was entrusted with such a special person as my daughter.


A Road Is Only One Leg Of The Journey

One road in life, is only one leg of the journey.
One road in life, is only one leg of the journey. | Source

Watching Others Pull Ahead

  • One road in life, is only one leg of the journey.
  • There are often several ways to get to the same place
  • Sometimes signs and wonders are sent to jolt you off your path
  • At times the path is shared with others. Watching them pull ahead while you stay behind obeying the rules, can be frustrating.
  • There are junctures where we are sent back to the basics. No racing to and fro. It is a slow and reflective time.

There is More Than One Way To Get Anyplace

Often, there are several routes to get to the same place.
Often, there are several routes to get to the same place. | Source

It Is Okay To Take A Different Route

In families and other groups, it is considered socially better to be alike. The more an individual blends in with the group, the less problems they have with being 'different'.

It is healthy and smart to try new ways, check your paths yourself. How will you learn the ways, if you are glued to one single path, laid before you by those who are not You.

At Times, Signs And Wonders Can Veer Us From Our Path

First and Last Chance signs, may be a distraction from your road
First and Last Chance signs, may be a distraction from your road | Source

First and Last Chance

As we travel down life's highway, we learn or hear things that affect us in different ways. When we receive fear based messages or signs, it can make us doubt ourselves or the Road we are travelling. 

Getting distracted, or becoming afraid are only temporary. The benefits of having a navigator, and good Teachers, are a remedy for being on the side of the road. This is just temporary. In a minute, you will be back on the road.

Sharing Our Journey With Others

At times we do the right thing, watching others get ahead and get by, do not dismay this is not your way
At times we do the right thing, watching others get ahead and get by, do not dismay this is not your way | Source

It Just Seems Like Others Are Getting Ahead of You

While we travel down life's road, we often cross the paths of others. We have learned the rules, abide by the criteria laid down before us, and watch in stunned shock, as they move ahead. They are ahead for now.

Kate you know what is right for you. Others think, say and rushed along, ahead, they are not better off. Be assured you are perfectly where you are supposed to be. Continue on carefully, between the mayonaise and mustard.

You will reach your destination in one piece, rested and prepared.

Part of The Trek Takes Us Back To The Basics

There are times when we slow our roll, reflect, walk instead of run.
There are times when we slow our roll, reflect, walk instead of run. | Source

Back to the Basics, Rest and Reflect

Every step you take makes a difference. Each kind thought and deed that you give to others, means a world of difference.

Whenever I hear the word, family Kate is who I think of. She makes home and holiday nice. She is a caretaker and homemaker and I am proud to wish my Daughter a Happy Birthday.

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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Oh, this is a message from a wise and loving mother to her precious daughter. My son’s birthday is 1 January, so I know what it’s like. Lol. Lily, I have a hub in my stock called ‘Dear Angela – choices’, and I think you may regard it as a second relevant message to your daughter. One I would love you to send to her… from me, your friend. Enjoy this special day. God bless.


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

You seems to have found that perfect level of guiding your daughter but still allow her to make mistakes in life. I think that is the hardest part when your children grows up. And the photos fits so well into your text, and adds that little extra! I hope you and your family have a very nice day together!


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

This is very wise wisdom from a mom who has been around the corner but is able to allow her daughter to find out about those corners on her own way to being a strong adult. Very lovely. Give her happy BDay wishes from BobbiRant too.


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Martie, thoughtforce and Ms. Bobbi, If we are ever called into battle, I definitely want all three of you there, on the same side, back to back.

Martie, Yes, you know, because of your daughters b-day how their specialness gets lost in the Holiday shuffle. Thank you for your kind words and blessins. I will check out Dear Angela-choices, and send it to 'Kate'. I will forward the very well wishes and blessings.

thoughtforce, thank you for your kind words and comments, when we are close up and personal, it is impossible to see the dynamic of mother and daughter relationships. I am so glad it can be seen that I understand the importance of her individuality and knowing her own path.

Ms. Bobbi, Thank you! Yes I have been around a block or 2000, and I remember unwelcome prodding by those I respecet, and by honor doing their thing, and it not being for me. Thank you for your kind words to my daughter and me. The very best to you!


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bettybarnesb 5 years ago from Bartlett, TN

Hey Lilly: You are such a JOY! I know that your daughter love you so and y'all have a blast when you are together. Such a sweet hub. Have a beautiful day!


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Jeff May 5 years ago from St. Louis

(Oh sure, again we holiday babies get screwed with a bunch of advice instead of an expensive birthday gift.) Mine is the 27th. I'm just kidding of course. I've milked the holiday angle for lots over the years.


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Dear Ms Betty, you are a Joy too, yes my daughter has a capacity and gift for love that is phenomenal. I am proud of the very strong woman she has become.

Jeff May, laughing out loud, very funny. Happy Birhtday and Christmas! Ha, ha, ha, and Happy New Year 2011 and beyond.


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Hiya Lilly, I enjoyed reading your hub from beginning to end. Yours photos are beautiful and your words full of wisdom. I have a friend whose birthday is on the 24th of December, and yes he complains about that. I'm sure Kate understands. Happy Birthday, Kate!

Happy New Year!

Rosie


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Rosie2010, thank you for the wonderful comments and review. I will pass on the Happy Birthday to Kate. Kate still thinks it is a rip-off, but that's okay. Everyday is Christmas for her. :0)


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izettl 5 years ago from The Great Northwest

This was endearing and I love the punchline on the card! Great wisdom here and things to think about.


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank you izetti, it is a real compliment and thanks for the nice comments. :0) Have a wonderful night.


"Quill" 5 years ago

Wonderful heartfelt hub... well written.

Blessings


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Quill, thank you very much. An honor. Thanks for the complement.


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

Your daughter is lucky to have such a great Mom! Love the name Kate! MY brothes birthday is Jan. 1, and my Birthday is Jan. 11, Enjoy your travels, moments and new found memories. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Ms Katiem, Happy Birthday(s), my oldest son, and Grandmother on my dad's side are January 17. I hope you have the Best birthday ever. Kate is a cool name. Good Company! Excited about our new year Ms Katiem, I think were going to do pretty well! 2011 and beyond


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H P Roychoudhury 5 years ago from Guwahati, India

It is great to have such a Christmas gift to daughter. This is best way to win the heart and nurtured pleasure.


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

H P, Thank you very much. It is to Bless her on this treacherous path. Thank you for your kind words. :0)

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