Friday, March 6, 2015


Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May

It's the first phrase that came to me. 

Today is my birthday. I like the idea of gathering of years of life and experiences. I'm in my fifties, but I don't dread birthdays. I still love them. A day all about me! A day to remember the past year and look forward to the next. 

This year I'm hoping to gather even more rosebuds. Learn more about myself and those I love. Gather in more memories and love to share and savor. 

Tonight I'll gather with some of the people I love best in the world to eat a meal of my choosing. To celebrate me. Tomorrow I will gather with my best friends and celebrate me some more while eating and laughing and talking and crafting. And I'll gather more joy and love to store up to look back on when things are feeling bleak.

Even if it's not your birthday, you don't have to wait to gather up the good things in life. Gather them while we may. 

Savor. Enjoy. Gather.

linking up with Five Minute Friday


  1. Happy Birthday! Blessings to you on this special day. I hope you get to gather some special memories!

  2. Happy birthday my friend and abundant blessings to you as you celebrate and gather with friends and family! xo #FMF

  3. Happy Birthday! A good perspective on Gather!

  4. Happy Happy Birthday! Enjoy your birthday gatherings.

  5. Happy birthday, my friend! May God continue to bless you on your journey.

  6. Happy Birthday to my fellow March baby! May you gather many rosebuds today and always!

  7. So often I find myself waiting on a certain event or time, and I forget that the joy is in the journey. Thanks for the reminder to gather those little things and enjoy them as well.

  8. Oh, I love the way you tied this all together with so many types of gathering. It was poetic, soft, and handled gently. And... happy birthday to you!


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