8.09.2009

Another year has passed me by...

and yet, somehow I do not feel like Celebrating. Yes, I am talking about my birthday. Each year I normally write a post about the year that has gone by and about growing a year older and maybe a year wiser. I also tend to talk about reflections, memories and the wild ride of life, the journey that I have taken or not taken. Somehow I always manage to pick a picture with water, nature or both in it, for this post and this year, is not any different.

This time I am thinking about the "rippling effect". The impact and for every action, there is a reaction. That one little look, one little word, that one thing, that can change everything. It may be a choice, a conversation, an unspoken word, or any other issue going on, in one's life (yes, mine for most of them) and they can start out so very small and take on a "life" of their own, causing a "ripple effect" and before you know it, you don't know how you got to where you are.

Just my random thoughts for today...for what they are. Blessings, ~Tonya

16 comments:

Yankee Ridge Primitives said...

Happy Birthday Tonya!

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Pat said...

Happy Birthday to you.......

kaniki's said...

Ohhh- Happy Birthday Tonya!!

Many Blessings :)
Niki
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Denni said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope your day is a good one :)

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

Birthdays are the perfect time in which to be retrospective. Enjoy today and any happy ripples you make in the world.

Susan Pilotto said...

Happy birthday to you girl...cheer up or do I have to go down there & give ya the birthday bumps!!!I know birthdays can be filled with retrospection...be good to yourself...its your day! Working on your swap goodies...got some things your gonna love!!! Susan

stefanie said...

have a wonderful birthday, you are such a talented artist, you should make a birthday doll.

Jenny Carter said...

I know exactly what you mean. I am hitting the big 40 in less than 40 days. The only reason I feel like celebrating is it is a big milestone. I have a hard time with the whole thing being middle aged. Of course, I do not expect to live to 80! Even so...mid life crisis? I really only feel like I am in my 20's. No kids and being in college helps with that. LOL

Have a good day. Whatever be will be. I hope your is a happy one.

Cris said...

Never were there truer words! I'm sure all your little ripples were positive ones! Have a wonderful birthday!

annie said...

Happy Happy Birthday to my T...One year older...your catching up to me!!
Have a really nice day with your family...enjoy some cake.....Big hugs...Annie

Phillane E'lee said...

Tonya,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I wish for you, only the best that life can offer. Yes, we sometimes get ripples tis true. It is how you ride the ripples is what counts. You can get on that board and have the time of your life or decide to lay down and take you. Don't let it take you my friend. You are better then that.
Hugs,pea

Tallowberry Primitives said...

Hi Tonya. I hope your day was a good one and I bet your Mom's ham dinner and cheesecake made it perfect!
What a full, busy birthday week your family has had! Jordan is really a handsome guy and Courtney is so pretty.

Happy Birthday to you All!

~Diane

AwtemNymf said...

Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday to Tonya
Happy Birthdayyy to Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!! And MANY moreeeeeeeeeeeeee! :O)
Hope it's magically Enchanting as YOU are!
:)

Cathy said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Tonya! Put on that crown, Celebrate and Eat some Cake! The best of life is yet to come!

Cathy ♥

lovetheprimlook said...

Happy Birthday !!!! I hope you had a wonderful day. You are as only as old as you make yourself out to be :)Just take it day as it comes.

Big Hugs to you !!!

Angie