As I Look Back And Celebrate My Birthday

Today, October 2, 2017 I have officially done something neither of my parents was able to do.  I was able to celebrate my 65th birthday.  Daddy passed at 49 and mama left us at just a month shy of 65.  So on this birthday in particular I am thinking of them, and that little girl who loved to play in the dirt in East Texas. The little girl who could not wait for the birthday parties held on the front porch with all the friends from Fox Hill.

When I tell friends that I worked on my birthday, they are a little confused since it is a day that I should be celebrating.  My children inform me that they don’t, and will not work on their birthdays. At one time that was my position, but as life would have it circumstances change. Working on my birthday does not upset me since I have decided to celebrate my birthday everyday.  There may not be an official celebration with cake, gifts and such, but nontheless there will be a celebration–a celebration of life for myself and those that did not make it to celebrate their 65th.

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Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.  Happy Birthday–celebrate everyday.


  • Janet Rodriguez
    October 2, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    I love those pictures!Natural beauty! Happy birthday friend!

  • Janice. C
    October 3, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Happy 65th birthday Maricia!

  • Jacqueline Lyles Jeter
    October 3, 2017 at 11:25 am

    65? You’ve only just begun to live….

  • Yecheilyah
    October 3, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Awwue. Love the pics…happy birthday! 💕

  • Encore Voyage
    October 3, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    What a lovely perspective. My own parents lived only to 65 and 68 respectively. Your gratitude is infectious! Thanks, and have a wonderful birthday! ~ Lynn

    • thisisyourbestyear
      October 3, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      I can still remember that outfit. Thanks for reading, and remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

  • Carla V. Gardner
    October 7, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Mrs. Johns, Happy and Blessed Birthday on this day and everyday! This too is my perspective on life, as well to celebrate the gift of life each and every day, for l know that no day is promised to me, so l say to you enjoy your life to the fullest. May the favor and peace of God be upon you, and may your heart’s desires be granted.


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