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VIRTUAL BIRTHDAY - Happy Birthday

Updated on April 11, 2010

My Virtual Celebration!

Wow! The birthday wishes were divine! Many from my friends on Facebook, text messages, phone calls and e-mails! Honestly, it still warms my heart thinking of all of my old friends and "virtual friends" leaving such wonderful wishes. It made me miss quite a few of them, but still better to hear from them then never hearing from them at all. In fact, if I never joined Facebook I would never have been able to hear from many of them who I knew a long time ago. Fantastic! Just added to a fantastic day!

Just think, my birthday may have been a bit "lonelier" even if I had plenty of friends to meet in person. You see my "virtual birthday" just made it even better and I'm so thankful for the people who took the time to let me know that they thought of me!

A few years ago, I would have probably arranged a big lunch or dinner with some of my friends. This year things got a bit busy and it was hard to make plans, so I made a few "low key" plans with a few close friends. This seemed a bit easier to work around my schedule and honestly it would be hard to see people who are just as busy as I am! After all a lot of my friends are parents now and since we are now entering the mid-forties, there is an understanding that sometimes a "thought" is a big deal and way more then enough. AND once you get to this age anyway, it sort of shifts the focus to family. My kids were so excited about decorating the living room and picking "mommy" flowers. My little girl was the first one up at 6am to wish me a few 'Happy Birthdays" in her excited little tone. My son went to pick "SPECIAL" flowers for me in our garden. These are the moments that I will cherish forever and that is why I'm writing this now as I have aged another year.

So, the point is that "virtual birthdays" rock! I got to flash back to "way back when" and one day it would be nice to see everyone in person. But either way, it is just a nice feeling to see them "pop up" once in a while. Some of the "virtual gifts" were awesome and it is getting easier to get and receive gifts via e-mail. My favorite gifts so far are my e-mail Amazon gift cards and the chocolates and sweater my sister sent in the mail! Ok, NOT virtual but fantastic! Another "non virtual" gift that was so cool is an old photo book released by a photographer I never knew or heard about. Cool! Old shots of Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Martin Scorcese and many more in the 70's! What a world we live in! I love old photo books!

So, here I am reflecting on my life and giving thanks for everything I have around me. A wonderful family, good supportive friends and a home in a beautiful and peaceful place. Look, we all have stress and nothing is perfect in this current economy but I'm going to take this time to look at all of the "positive" things. I hope that you have a wonderful "virtual birthday" this year and every year! And remember before you get down on your age, reach out to your "virtual friends" so they can make you feel "better!" Hey, why not? They have not seen you recently and to them you still look 20! ha

Best, GPAGE

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    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      Art! Thank you! I hope u had a wonderful birthday 2!!!!!! My "Virtual Aries Friend!" ha ....check your mail ; your the best! G

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      TattoGuy 

      8 years ago

      Damn I wud have send ya a Birthday Greeting on Facebook, twas moi Birthday yesterday, add me Art Harrison ; )

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      febriedethan...what a lovely comment! Thank you! I appreciate your good wishes and your "virtual friendship!" Best, GPAGE

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      habee!!! Thank you! So happy to see you here! G

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      febriedethan 

      8 years ago from Indonesia

      Happy Birthday...Cu Ni Sheng Ren Quai Le...Selamat Ulang Tahun..my dear virtual friend :)

      God Bless you and hope you'll always have your great times, good health, and wonderful days.

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Great hub! What did we do before all the virtual fun??

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      viryabo! Thank you for your lovely birthday blessings! Isn't it great? All of the birthday wishes via the internet? Just warms my heart on top of everything else!

      I am so honored to have met you 2......thank you always for your wonderful words......Best, G

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      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      prasetio! Thank you for joining my virtual birthday party! I hear you singing with your guitar! It is lovely! Thank you always for your wonderful support!

      Best, G

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      prasetio30 

      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Happy birthday, Happy birthday, Happy birthday to you.....

      I wish I could sing this song in front of you. Sorry for being late, but better late than never. I hope you always success. As a virtual friend I support you from the back.

      Prasetio

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      viryabo 

      8 years ago

      Happy belated birthday G. I know you must have had a great time even without a loud birthday bash.

      I realised the joy of being on a place like FB when all the birthday wishes were tumbling in during my last BD.

      My wishes to you -- i wish you all the best as you move in to another year of your life my friend. May all good you dream about and wish for, come true. Your children shall continue to give you endless joy, and as you age gracefully, may your list of virtual friends grow and grow.

      Im glad and honoured to be one of them G.

      GodBless you richly.

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      Kaie.....thank you! Really appreciate you stopping in! Best, G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      JAMES! Thank you so much for being such an awesome virtual friend! Always appreciate your words and your talent......G

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      Kaie Arwen 

      8 years ago

      Here wishing you a wonderful belated birthday........... hope it was a good one!

      K

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      I'm glad you had a grand virtual birthday, G. I like your new glamour shot, too.

      Your virtual friend,

      j

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      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      rossimobis.....I am so thankful to have found you 2! Your comment is so appreciated. I will take your blessings with me tonight as I sleep.....positive words and thoughts as I continue on my journey ; Best, GPAGE

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      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      Happy Her......Thank you so much for your beautiful words and wishes! Children ARE lovely aren't they?.....G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      Silver Poet.....nice to see you here! Best, GPAGE

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      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      cheaptrick! You are so funny! Thank you for always leaving your "silly comments" and thoughtful and kind words......love it! Really! Keep em coming Peter Pan! ha I always enjoy u! Best, G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      Pamela...thank you so much for stopping by and the wishes! Best, GPAGE

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      kartika.....lovely to see you here! Thank you! G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      Michael....thank you!

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      Zsuzsy Bee.....thank you so much! I love it.......Happy Becoming even better days!

      How wonderful.......always enjoy your lovely and thoughtful words.....Best, G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      msorennson......thank you for stopping in! Best, GPAGE

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      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      "Better be late than never"...Glad to even know about u,glad to have met u,glad to be among your friends (no matter where i fall in2)..FRIEND IS FRIEND.Therefore,i wish u joy in summer,sound health in winter,but above all things,i wish you long life and prosperity.Though not a wish anymore but a prayer ..MAY GOD BLESS THE WORKS OF YOUR HAND..Happy birthday to you my dear friend.

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      Tracy Morrow 

      8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Happy Belated Birthday G! I hope your new year is filled with many delights and blessings. This was a fun hub and a great reminder about how it's the little things that mean the most. I'll bet the flowers from the children were the best!

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      Silver Poet 

      8 years ago from the computer of a midwestern American writer

      Interesting and unique. Thumbs up!

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      cheaptrick 

      8 years ago from the bridge of sighs

      Happy B day G.Yes,Like fine Wine you are getting better with age.Champagne I'd say!

      I,on the Other hand,am like a glass of Milk,Souring over Time[with Lots of Lumps!]lolol

      Having read many of my Hubs,you know better than Most,that I have"Chosen to Remain in Eternal Puberty",Silly comments and All!lololo

      Immaturely and with School Boy Affection,Your Friend

      Dean

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Happy Birthday. Very neat hub.

    • kartika damon profile image

      kartika damon 

      8 years ago from Fairfield, Iowa

      Happy belated birthday. Love and blessings, Kartika

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      Michael Shane 

      8 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Neat Hub!

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      G, what a nice hub. You're so right about looking and enjoying all the wonders that you have around you, day in and day out. (your children's laughter most of all)

      Remember that once you get to be thirty (nudge nudge) you only get better.I gave up having birthdays I only have Happy Becoming even Better days.

      So with that in mind, Hope you had the best becoming better day yet. (Next year will be even better)

      Here are my best thought and wishes for a fantastic year.

      kindest regards Zsuzsy

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      msorensson 

      8 years ago

      Glad you had fun on your birthday, GPage :-)

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