Friday, July 17, 2009

My Birthday Book

No, it's not my birthday.
When I did celebrate my big 60th birthday; I planned,
made the food, invited the women in my life, shared
how special they were to me, and gave them
this gift of a small book with quotes and
words that meant something to me.
The charm tied to the outside of the book had the
words that I had chosen for that year.

I am not a scrapbook person, but I tried to decorate each page.
It was so fun to share something that I enjoy with
my friends in this little book.
Here are a few of the quotes:

You were intended not only to work,
but to rest, laugh, play, and have
proper leisure and enjoyment.
~Grenville Kleiser

If you listen real carefully when the breeze blows,
you can hear God whispering.
~The Family Circus (comics)

The teapot is on; the cups are waiting;
favorite chairs anticipating; no matter
what I have to do; my friend there's
always time for you.


Rosemary said...

What fun Marilyn! Such words of wisdom and friendship ~ a beautiful tribute to the meaning of friendship and the celebration of life.

Deanna said...

Liked this post.
The sayings are great.

Have a sweet wk-end.
God Bless,

parTea lady said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday and give your friends a beautiful gift, in addition to the gift of your friendship.

I think I'd like to make a little book like that - such a nice idea.

Celeste Maia said...

How very thoughtful and generous of you to create those beautiful books of thoughts for each one of your friends attending your birthday party. What a thoughtful gift you gave them, of love and time.

Britt-Arnhild said...

What a great idea Mariyn.
How many guests did you invite? It must have been alot of work.

Marilyn Miller said...

I made 10 books for my special friends. It was such a special memory for me to share with them and tell them how special they were to me. It had a bitter sweet ending, as one of my friends that sat at the table passed away from breast cancer about a month later. I was so thankful I had taken the time to share how special they were.

Denise ~ Charleston, South Carolina said...

I just love your book and the whole idea, Marilyn! How very special for you and your friends. I am sorry to hear about the passing of one of them - may she rest in peace.

Duchess of Tea said...

What a beautiful gesture. The women in your life are so blessed to have you as a friend. I especially like ~The Family Circus quote. Thanks for sharing
Duchess xx

paris parfait said...

What a wonderful keepsake for your friends and a great memento for your birthday!

La Tea Dah said...

Pure sweetness! I love your little pocket book gifts!

Torie Jayne said...

I loved your book and the quotes, such a nice gift for you and your friends x

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