That One Special Day In A Year!

Birthdays are special days
To savour and to cherish
Everyone has a birth date
Everyone celebrates this day
Quietly or elaborately
Whichever way you choose to spend it
Know that it is your birthday
A reminder that you are still alive
A reminder that you are blessed
A reminder that you are privileged
To see yet another year
A special gift to YOU

Even when you pretend not to notice
And don’t care about your birthday
Still, delight on this glorious day
Spend it reflecting on your new age
Spend it happy no matter the situation
Spend it with joy in your heart
For the New Age and the New Year
Spend it believing more in hope
That because you’ve got life
You can do far better things
And accomplish more meaningful goals

I celebrate you today
‘Cos it’s your special day
So, whether you are having lunch 
At your favourite steak-house 
Or at your favourite Italian restaurant
Savouring fresh pasta and creamy sauces
Or whether you are enjoying Mama’s Ofe Nsala
Or Iya Bisi’s Amala and Ewedu soup
Or Afang soup from Okon’s Mama Put Joint
I present you with some delicious chocolate chip pancakes 
And some pistachio ice-cream with cheery on top
No matter what age you are turning today
I celebrate you with love in my heart
And want you to know that your best is yet to come

Remember this today
You can’t touch the dial of birthdays
Nor apply brakes to stop them
Oh! You can’t even freeze time
So birthdays must come when they will
A special day and date for you every year
Though it reminds one of how time flies
And the slow process of ageing and greying
And the reality that the grave draws nearer
Welcome your birthday with open arms
Smile, laugh and dance
And thank God for yet another year
That is all to it, My dear friends
Anything else is an elaborate celebration
To everyone celebrating their Birthdays today
Happy Birthday to YOU!


And I celebrate you today, ‘cos today is your birthday –   Liza, My dear blogger friend. The owner and beautiful blogger behind –


Peace and Love🎂🎂🍾❤️🎉🎆🎉

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20 thoughts on “That One Special Day In A Year!

  1. wish you luck, happiness and riches today, tomorrow and beyond.

    As you look back on yesterday, may your memories be warm ones. As you celebrate today, may your heart be filled with happiness and joy. As you look ahead to tomorrow, may your deepest hopes and dreams come true for you!

    Mihran Kalaydjian – wish you to celebrate all the wonderful things that make you so special, not just on your special day, but on every day of the year!

    I wish that for every extra candle on your cake, you receive an extra reason to smile. Happy Birthday to you!

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  2. WOW!! I am so incredibly touched by this beautiful poem, I’m so sorry I didn’t see it yesterday but so happy I found it today. Thank you so much my lovely Virgo friend and you know I wish you the most beautiful of days too. I can’t believe you remembered, I’ve not even been around that much!! I hope life is treating you well and that all things wonderful are happening now Mercury is going forward for us Virgo’s. Much love and may you have the most beautiful of years ahead xxxx

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    1. And this wonderful words made my day. I truly appreciate this comment. After our conversation last year, I took note of your date and never forgot. I’m just glad you saw the post. I noticed you don’t post frequently as before and hoped you were okay but busy with other distractions. Nice to read from you. And happy you enjoyed your birthday too. God bless us both and grant us many more fulfilling years. E-hugs to you. Cheers. Xoxo. 🍾❤😀😘

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      1. Life has been a bit of a roller coaster these last few months, I want to post but also needed to find space and recharge. I’ve a feeling it’s the right time to come back, I hope to be posting as regularly as ever very soon xx

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      2. I understand. Life happens and sometimes a brief pause is all we need to reflect and recharge and come back with a big bang. Take your time and return with even more impacting write ups. Enjoy the day. 🙂

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