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Happy Birthday to you!

by Lisa Lyford
Happy Birthday to you!

Okay, so it may not be your birthday today, but when the time comes, are you one of those people who cringe at getting another year older?


I used to be but not anymore. Life is precious. It’s worth celebrating. Celebrate with your family, partner, children, friends, colleagues. It doesn’t have to be a big party or anything, just make it fun and enjoyable. It’s recognition for who you are and everything you have and are thankful for.


Birthdays are also a day, that if you play your cards right, you can be pampered and spoilt. You deserve it.


Acknowledge and celebrate your friends’ birthdays as well. I am well known for phoning my friends and singing happy birthday to them. And no, I don’t have a great singing voice! It makes my friends cringe and laugh so it has the desired effect.  And there’s no excuse for forgetting birthdays nowadays with electronic diaries and all the bells and whistles that go off every five minutes. 


Celebrate and enjoy what you have.





In loving memory of Lorraine, Tracey, Greg, Waimaria, Karen and everyone else who passed well before their time.






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