Still Here!

Guess what? It’s my birthday today!  

It’s almost unbelievable that I’m 58 years old but that is the reality. It brings to mind the old cliche’ – Time flies when you are having fun. That or it just flies! LOL

Regardless, I am grateful to have come through it, even those moments which left some scars. For the most part, I would say that it’s been a life filled with just the right amount of all the ingredients necessary to reflect back on it and still be able to smile.

My wish for all, especially those who have stood by me, is that you enjoy the times with people who value and care for you and understand YOU are so very important. Always be kind, and when necessary, give of yourself to those in need.

I don’t need anything, really, but I do want a whole lot – not things, but feelings. Most days, I want to feel joy, comfort, love, support, excitement, fun, pleasure, and contentedness, but also to see those I care about having and feeling all those things that leave them satisfied with their own lives. If you’re going to give me anything for my birthday and every day I still have left on this planet, try to remember that I’d like you to be happy. It will impact my life positively. So be kind, be loving, and have the back of those you value. 

That’s all anyone can ask for because the rest is up to us. ❤

Cheers! 🙂

PS. If you do want to give me a gift, please consider voting for my poem – White Washed – to make it into the finals in the America: Color it in Summer contest of The Short Edition, “a French publishing house of short literature: poetry, short stories, and flash fiction. In addition to their online platform, they publish fiction around the world via their Short Story Dispensers for the public to enjoy a serendipitous literary experience, free of charge.” Please and thank you! 😉

To those who have already voted, a big shout-out to you!! Your love and support is greatly appreciated!! Hugs and kisses to the nth degree, you have warmed my heart!! ❤

103 thoughts on “Still Here!

    1. Thank you, E’ville Woman! 🙂 LOVE the title of your blog. And when I checked the other blogs you follow, how very cool is it that I Write Her is three blogs down from Brene Brown. I’m in good company! Looking forward to reading more of your work!

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  1. Happy Belated Birthday, My Dear!!! Sorry I didn’t get this info until today!! Hope you had a great celebration!! Great photo!! So Cute! This was a great post with a lot of seeds of inspiration for you to pull out and let blossom!! And just so you know – YOU make me very happy!!!! And you always will!!! You are such a precious friend and an Inspirator for at least 3 of my poems. I will always be indebted to you Susi Girl!!! Hoping that number will get into double digits!! Your words have a way of reaching out to me!!! Wishing you a Happy and Healthy year, My Dear!!!
    xoxo
    😍💖💕😘🌹😁✨✨🎉🎉

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    1. ❤ Thank you, dearest Chuck! ❤ One thing I can count on every year – my birthday is celebrated and enjoyed! 🙂 I always let it surprise me and it usually does.

      Happy that you enjoyed the post, and I'm glad that I make you happy. May I continue to inspire you as it is truly a pleasure to see your thoughts!

      Thank you for the birthday wishes!! xoxo ❤

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      1. You are way too Sweet!! So happy you have a blowout celebration on your birthday!!! I’m guessing your birthday wish was the same as mine always is – to be able to celebrate another birthday next year!! LOL!
        Hope you are having a great Monday, Dear! Yes, You do make me happy!! Always look forward to your posts and especially your emails!!
        xoxo
        😁😘💕🌹

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      2. 🙂 My birthday wish is always to say to Mother Nature – “You’ve not succeeded yet!” 😉

        So far, so good, for a Monday. 🙂 I’m glad I can spread some happiness your way. Have a wonderful day, dear Chuck! 🙂 ❤

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  2. Dearest Susi I gift you health Joy love creativity strength infinite blessings thank you for all of the support you give all of us you are radiant and beautiful and everything good in this world thank you for sharing yourself with us it’s Souls like you that makes all of the bad tolerable and livable much Love Your way!🧡

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  3. Bless you Susi. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I wish for you all the things that you would wish for yourself. And thankyou for your wishes for everyone else. I hope you get to do some nice things today 😊

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      1. Always!! ❤ Personally, I think that should be the most special day of the year for everyone! There is only one YOU in this world, and that should be celebrated and honored. 🙂

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