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It's her Birthday!

Updated on October 18, 2016
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CrisSp is your Emergency Specialist at 37 thousand feet. A writer without a niche. Wonderwoman consumed by wanderlust!

Birthdays should be celebrated. It is a special occasion for contemplating and rejoicing at the same time. However, as we grow older, we also grow deeper and slower and birthdays are not celebrated the way we used to do from sweet sixteen to wild parties of our younger days. And no, we don’t necessarily get boring. We only learn how to embrace the phases of our lives and then we begin to realize, we don’t need to party long and hard anymore to celebrate. We’ve been through it all. We blew the candles, eat the cake and drunk the wine at once. We wanted to be fast and faster. Now, all we want is to be calm and calmer. Maybe still drink some wine but only just to rewind the good memories.

Birthday Breakfast
Birthday Breakfast | Source

It's her birthday

No cake to fill her waist in

Why not fix breakfast?


Why not fix breakfast

On this gloomy winter day

It's her birthday!


It is her birthday

She fixed herself some breakfast

Mending her hunger.


Mending her hunger

Toasts and egg on a red plate

Black coffee brewing.


Black coffee brewing

She is cold and starving

Breakfast will fill her.


Breakfast will fill her

Mind, body and the whole soul

To keep her all wired.


To keep her all wired

Despite her silvery hair

She gobbled with grace.


She gobbled with grace

Alone in the breakfast nook

It's her birthday!

"Little feet used to dance with excitement are now cold and weak." ~ CrisSp

Cold and blue on her birthday
Cold and blue on her birthday | Source

Note to self:

Aging is a gift. Find a way to love yourself...

It's your birthday!

How do you celebrate?

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Borrowed from Meryl Streep and exactly my sentiments:

“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship, I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And, on top of everything, I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.” ~

Meryl Streep quoted these as words she lives by and I'm borrowing them...all of them!

Copyright@CrisSp~TM/01-2015. Read Me: "The heart of my soul speaks to the soul of my heart by writing." ~

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    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Pinoymom: Thank you. Family time is always the best!

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      Shiela Gerona 

      3 years ago from Philippines

      Belated happy birthday. Birthday is one of the special days to remember. I prefer to spend my precious time with my family and eat at the same time in the dining table. Best wishes to you and your love ones.

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      One one's birthday, the simple pleasures should be allowed with good grace, even if some people think they are frivolous. As long as one is happy, that's all that matters, at any age.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      FlourishAnyway: Thank you. Agree... :)

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      FlourishAnyway 

      3 years ago from USA

      Great Meryl Streep quote. Birthdays are best spent whatever makes you happiest.

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Genna East: Either way...I guess, almost all of us (women specially) can relate to MS. Isn't she lovely? Well, happy to see you here and thank you.

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      ahorseback 

      3 years ago

      Thank you CrisSp, I was in Montana last summer at a ranch for a week and going back in July ! What a beautiful week !...:-}

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      ahorseback: Love the new profile picture. :)

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      vkwok: Aloha and thank you!

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Iris Draak: Good to see you here. Thank you.

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      Genna East 

      3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      There are many ways to celebrate a birthday. I agree that the older we become, it is the simpler pleasures with those we love that makes all the difference. And who couldn’t love great eggs on warm toast and putting our feet up on the coffee table, dressed in our warm PJ’s? I had to chuckle when I read Streep’s sentiments. Either she’s channeling my diary, or I’m channeling hers. :-)

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      ahorseback 

      3 years ago

      I will take that twinkle and I'll raise you one !

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      3 years ago from Hawaii

      This is a lovely poem, CrisSp. And you're right. Birthdays are an important day for everyone, after all.

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      Cristen Iris 

      3 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      I agree that birthdays are a time for celebration. That celebration doesn't have to be a party or anything big. It can be a quiet contemplation of life.

      And I too share Ms. Streep's sentiments!

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      grand old lady: Glad you made it to the party! :) Thank you and yes, of course have your share of the cake. Cheers!

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      3 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you for sharing your birthday with the hub gang. Can your daughter bake me a bundt cake and send it to the Philippines? It looked so totally delish.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      ahorseback: You're welcome Ed! My daughter created the video...I know nothing about it until I saw it myself. That was my early forties and I'm way past that, lol! Thank you for your kind words.

      Love and twinkle from the sky~

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      tirelesstraveler: Yes, to life! Thank you.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      BlossomSB: Agree, it's always good to celebrate and enjoy birthdays in a manner that is most desirable to the celebrator or celebrant. I'm glad you noticed the heart shape toast. It was intentionally placed that way just to make it a bit special. Thank you.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Gypsy: Thank you. I love quiet times...maybe it's simply a sign of getting older. :)

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Sunshine625: Thank you.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      travmaj: Thank you. I actually had a nice dinner out with my hubby and daughter the next day and it was great.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      bravewarrior: Oh, I think it's perfect! Quiet, relaxing, enjoyable! Thanks Sha!

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Ericdierker: Lol, "curmudgeon", what a term to use and describe yourself. I'm pretty sure you're not! :) Well, thank you for coming by. I surely enjoyed your comments. Cheers!

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      ahorseback 

      3 years ago

      Hey sweet lady ! Thank you for the video , we got to know a beautiful person [you] just a little bit better ! Loved it ! Happy birthday toooo ! Hey I forgot about counting the years , years ago . You have an amazing outlook too ! And yet we can be introspective without end too huh ! I tend to over think much of my own memories and experiences in life- .Anyway ,you are a wonderful soul - don't ever lose sight of THAT!....Your buddy Ed.

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      Judy Specht 

      3 years ago from California

      Birthdays should be celebrated well no matter how you do it. To Life! Love the Meryl Streep quote. Voted up, awesome and interesting.

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      DDE: Thank you. Spending birthdays with family is always the best.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Faith Reaper: I love Meryl Streep and her words to live by as I said is exactly my sentiments. Shows I'm aging, eh? I couldn't help but borrowed it from her. Thank you for the best wishes.

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Anna Haven: Thank you.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      billybuc: Thank you Bill. Just the way I prefer to celebrate it after my 40's...quiet and reflective.

      Love from the sky~

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Love the heart-shaped Dutch toast. Even when we are older it's good to celebrate the years we have been given - and to enjoy our birthdays. Interesting article.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Happy Birthday! Birthdays can be spent quietly reflecting and enjoying memories of past birthdays. My birthdays are now spent with just hubby and me at home.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Happy Birthday! Birthdays are my favorite holiday. I hope you had a wonderful day and year ahead!

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      travmaj 

      3 years ago from australia

      The years fly by don't they. Sometimes I wonder how it happened to me. Birthdays do bring back memories of those 'heady' days. While I now enjoy quiet family birthdays I also still meet up with friends for lunch and laughter.

      Meryl says it all! Best wishes and Happy Birthday.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      Cris, I think celebrating a birthday with a nice breakfast and wearing pjs all day would be wonderful!

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I surely do like getting older. I do not have to want to have or attend parties anymore and especially on my birthday. Perhaps I am just a curmudgeon. This was a great read and I thank you for it.

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I prefer spending my birthday with family. I like the breakfast treat.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Loved the style and the breakfast; looks like a great birthday to me. Hope you have a happy one.

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Happy Birthday, Cris! Your birthday breakfast looks delicious. Yes, we are slowing down and the BIG birthday plans of the past are not really want I like this day. I like spending time with immediate family or just my husband and I at home. I guess that is what getting older does and I love it. I practice a lot of what Meryl Streep does! Life is too short for all that other stuff.

      (((Hugs))) and blessings and may you continue to sparkle so genuinely in this life ...

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      Smilealot 

      3 years ago

      That toast and egg with coffee looks really good...having that made for me on my birthday would be a great birthday surprise...am I showing my age?, maybe but I don't care!...enjoyed this, voting awesome:-))

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      Anna Haven 

      3 years ago from Scotland

      Very true it used to be a rock club and now it is everyone out for dinner. :) Nicely penned.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very lovely, Cris! Birthdays are quiet affairs for Bev and I...just sharing time with each other...quality time...and making sure that the love flows. :)

      hugs from Oly

      bill

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