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Today, is my birthday!

8.18.2011


This morning, I woke up to 20 texts and about 50 facebook notes all wishing me a happy birthday. Just when I didnt think I could feel any luckier or more loved, I checked my email. I had one personal email from my dear friend Kait, who I used to live with. Yesterday I just happened to be wishing she could be here for my birthday like she has been the last two years. I specifically loved the notes she gave me on both of those days, especially the first one, I still remember what was in that short but very full letter. It just stuck. So here I am, groggy eyed, squinting at my computer screen and there it is, my birthday note from my dear friend that is traveling all the way around the world at the moment. I melted at the realization that she took the time to write me ON my actual birthday morning, right after I was yearning for a note from her. The PS she left me with left tears running down my newly 25 year old face. If I could start everyday like I did today...Id be the luckiest person in the world! 
Here's what she wrote me...

"P.S. Since I've been traveling, a lot of people have complimented me on my ability to choose laughter over fear or anger. I want to let you know that you taught me that when we lived together, and it makes everything better. Don't forget what you taught me, and teach it to others."

9 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :) And that's an amazing philosophy on life that you taught her... It's great to have a friend like that! I have it too, my bff and I actually share our birthday too!
    XoXo

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  2. Happy birthday! Feliz cumpleaños!

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  3. Happy Birthday Lace! What a great way to start the day, that is so thoughtful of Kait to share that with you. Enjoy the day!!

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  4. Ooh so sweet, happy birthday! xo

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  5. Happy birthday :)
    Hope you have an amazing day!
    nadiine-x

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  6. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your special day :) You have a really nice friend, that was thoughtful of her to say!

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  7. Happy birthday!!

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  8. Sorry I'm late, but

    ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•. ¸¸ ♪¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
    *** Happy Birthday, Lacey!!! ***

    ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•. ¸¸ ♪¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

    I hope you enjoyed it! :)

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par·a·chute

[par-uh-shoot] noun, verb, -chut·ed, -chut·ing.
noun
1.
a folding, umbrellalike, fabric device for allowing a person, to float down safely through the air from a great height.

“But it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.” — American Beauty