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Women Celebrating Birthday Milestones and Feeling Blessed

Updated on September 30, 2018
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A creative writer at heart, Janis was first published at age 11. Most of her poems express core issues of love, loss, trauma, and healing.

Celebrate a Birthday Milestone With Fresh Flowers

A colorful birthday bouquet brings sunshine to the life of the woman who celebrates her special day.
A colorful birthday bouquet brings sunshine to the life of the woman who celebrates her special day. | Source

Women and Milestone Birthdays

Birthday celebrations are wonderful ways of acknowledging our existence, proclaiming that we made it through one more year.

For women, birthday milestones can cause mixed feelings of joy, coupled with apprehension about publicly revealing what birthday it is that they've reached.

Unfortunately, we are influenced by the negative perceptions and messages our society promotes about women getting older which affects a woman's comfort level in celebrating her age. These perceptions tend to cause women to hide their real ages.

As a result, some women are comfortable stating her age as "thirty-five" or "forty-two" for several consecutive birthdays.

For some reason, getting older does not hold the same meaning as it does for men.

Aging men most often are associated with positive attributes such as "handsome," "experienced," "attractive salt and pepper graying hair," having power, money and influence.

Celebrating Life and Counting Our Blessings

When a woman reaches any decade, unscathed by all the circumstances that could have interrupted, derailed, or hindered her, it is truly a milestone to be marked by celebration. And if she overcame a derailment on her journey, it gives her even more reason to celebrate.

Whether you're turning 30, 40, 50, 60, or 70, celebrate your decade milestone by counting your blessings.

As we age gracefully, we grow into taking less and less for granted. We are more aware of God's grace and presence in our lives. We are keenly aware through our own experiences or those of our friends and family, that tomorrow is not promised.

Unexpected diagnoses and illnesses bring us into a reality that makes us cherish and care for our bodies with more attention. It becomes imperative to make fitness and health priorities as we age and approach decades beyond our thirties.

Reaching these milestones begins to represent a maturity defined by experience, natural beauty, wisdom, appreciation, triumph, and gratefulness.

The following poem is offered in tribute to all women who will celebrate a significant birthday this year, especially those who have recently encountered, persevered, and overcame a personal challenge.

May God bless you as you celebrate another year and count your blessings. Enjoy your birthday!

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Bouquets Make the Best Gifts

A birthday bouquet of red roses is an elegant gift of love.
A birthday bouquet of red roses is an elegant gift of love. | Source

Birthday Balloons and Gifts!

Birthday balloons are a staple gift for making any woman, regardless of age, feel special.
Birthday balloons are a staple gift for making any woman, regardless of age, feel special. | Source

"At the Age of Celebration"

I celebrate today with . . .

No Color to hide my gray,

No Weaves

No Tracks

No Rinses


No Chemicals to straighten my hair,

No Wigs

No Pieces

No Extensions


No Flatteners to hold me in,

No Tucks

No Lifts

No Shapers


No Acrylics to extend my nails,

No Tips

No Tattoos

No Lashes


No Botox to puff my lips,

No Lipo

No Peels

No Injections


No Silicone to enlarge my breasts,

No Enhancements

No Reductions

No Plastics


No Fat to flavor my food,

No Salt

No Frying

No Excess


No Diets that I will fail,

No Pills

No Binges

No Starvation


No Smokes to light and inhale,

No Drugs

No Needles

No Addictions


No Cancer to take me out,

No Strokes

No Heart Attacks

No HIV


No Depression to take my joy,

No Guilt

No Self-Hatred

No Self-Denial

. . . in my prime, celebrating naturally and joyfully,

counting my blessings and thanking my lucky stars.

A Lush Bouquet of Blooms

A lush bouquet brings happiness to a woman on her special milestone birthday at any age.
A lush bouquet brings happiness to a woman on her special milestone birthday at any age. | Source

© 2013 Janis Leslie Evans

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    • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

      Janis Leslie Evans 

      5 years ago from Washington, DC

      Hi Kathryn,

      Blessing on your upcoming birthday, and yes, 36 is that first "in between" age where we have 4 more years to be considered "young enough still" as we approach the first real milestone of getting older. I'm so glad you liked this poem, thanks for reading it and appreciating the message.

      I haven't deleted any hubs, not that prolific yet. :-) The only one I can think of that might come close to what you're referring to is "Balancing My Personaliy Traits/Knowing My Higher Purpose.

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      Kathryn 

      5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I love the poem, and the concept of "celebrating naturally".

      My birthday is in a few days, although I am not at a milestone. I will turn 36, which feels a little strange to me. Past mid-30's, headed toward 40. Before I know it, I will reach the milestone, and I hope I accomplish a lot in the next 4 years.

      Jan, have you deleted some of your hubs? I was looking for one that I thought you were the author of, but I don't see it. It was kind of an "about me" theme. Maybe it was someone else, but your name is the one that comes to mind when I think of it. That is a disadvantage of reading so many hubs!

      I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

      ~ Kathryn

    • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

      Janis Leslie Evans 

      5 years ago from Washington, DC

      You're very welcome. Thank you for taking the time to read it. Glad you liked it.

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      AnnaCia 

      5 years ago

      Love this a lot. You present us with a powerful message. Thank you

    • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

      Janis Leslie Evans 

      5 years ago from Washington, DC

      You're welcome, Ryem, good to see you. Glad you liked the poem. Thank you for your comments, continue to share your blessings through your beautiful poetry.

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      Ryem 

      5 years ago from Maryland

      I really like this poem and the message you are sharing here. Although I will only be 23 this year, I'm learning just how important it is to appreciate life and to count my blessings. Thank you for this read, Jan!

    • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

      Janis Leslie Evans 

      5 years ago from Washington, DC

      Yes, indeed, pstraubie48. Thank you for stopping by and for sending angels :-) I'm glad to have celebrated your milestone with you.

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      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Absolutely celebrating our milestones and thanking our lucky stars for each day we are given. Embracing who were are and loving her....that is what it's all about

      thanks for sharing this so well...

      Sending Angels to you...:) ps

    • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

      Janis Leslie Evans 

      5 years ago from Washington, DC

      Thank you soooo much for your votes, feedback, and sharing. I appreciate the support :-)

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      Awonderful read janshares and I vote up,across and share. Have a wonderful day and I look forward to so many more by you.

      Eddy.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      5 years ago from Washington, DC

      You're welcome, CrisSp. I'm glad you enjoyed it and grateful to you for voting up and sharing! Thank you so much for stopping by. Bless you :-)

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Jan. This is a delightful read and quite motivational for us --almost there. Counting my blessings as I grow older and wiser.

      Voting up and sharing the wisdom.

      Gracefully yours,

    • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

      Janis Leslie Evans 

      5 years ago from Washington, DC

      I should have said 9s and 0s!!! Anyway, thanks for stopping by and for your comments. Happy Birthday again :-)

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      H Lax 

      5 years ago

      Very clever janshares, I just celebrated my 49th so I'll have to read this again in a little teenie bit less than a year...lol!

    • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

      Janis Leslie Evans 

      5 years ago from Washington, DC

      Thanks, Vicki. Glad you can appreciate this one. Thanks for your visit.

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      Vickiw 

      5 years ago

      Great Hub janshares! It is truly wonderful and appreciated to have a life through the decades.

    • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

      Janis Leslie Evans 

      5 years ago from Washington, DC

      Hi FullOfLoveSites! I appreciate your stopping by and reading my special hub. Thank you for the votes and the great comments.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      5 years ago from Washington, DC

      Ha ha, I noticed :-) Thank you so much Matt, for stopping by and enjoying this hub.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      5 years ago from Washington, DC

      Hi Faith Reaper, good to see you. Thank you for those wonderful comments, votes and for sharing. I appreciate that so much. I'm so glad you liked the poem. I know you are a "celebrator of blessings" so enjoy yours at the end of the month.

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      FullOfLoveSites 

      5 years ago from United States

      Hi Janshares!

      I agree with you, every new year in your life is indeed a blessing. It just means you've overcome the harshest obstacles of any kind (physical, and emotional). As we age we should be so lucky to have gained another chance to make the most out of our lives and the lives of the ones we love the most.

      Great and fantastic message you have. Sweet!

      Up and beautiful. :)

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      I am not a woman but this was a fun read anyway, Thank you

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Hi janshares,

      This is really a very lovely hub here and cleverly written. Wow, what a profound piece of poetry written here! Yes, let's grow old gracefully without all the add-ons . . . if possible. Ha.

      My next one is coming up at the end of the month ALREADY! Yikes!

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

    • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

      Janis Leslie Evans 

      5 years ago from Washington, DC

      Thanks, billybuc. Your comments and support are always welcomed. Glad you liked it. You are one of hubapges best examples of how to live life to its fullest.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a great message! Jan, I'm 64 and enjoying life so much. Good health and a positive frame of mind, and I feel twenty years younger. God bless you my friend and may we both enjoy many more years of this gift called life.

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