February 13, 2015
My Cinderella Birthday
On February 13, I turned 54!
I think that we should get excited about every birthday and appreciate them while we still can because they are only going to get worse.
Julie’s Cinderella Birthday Cakes
(The fluffy white and sparkly tulle at the bottom of the cake stand is a little girls tutu that I found on sale at Target after Christmas for just a few dollars. I didn’t know what I would do with it at the time but I knew I could do something pretty with it. I have a fake white mink stole on top of the tutu wrapped around the base of the bottom cake stand. The Cinderella and Prince Charming are Christmas ornaments. I also threw in some pretty tiaras, just because. I think it looks beautiful and elegant.)
I think the Birthday Person Should Have their own Cake
(Mine is sugar-free).
If you have been following us then you know that we had a Cinderella Christmas this past year. I was so intrigued with the whole Cinderella theme, not to mention how much fun that it was, that I decided that I wanted a Cinderella birthday as well.
It’s My Party…
Getting my picture made with the royal crown from our Christmas decorations.
What’s that? You dare me to do what? Dig into the cake?
Really?? You do realize who you are talking to, right?
I’m gonna do it. Right now. You do know that, right?
Alright! Here goes!
I TOLD you not to dare me!
Told you I’d do it!
Happy Birthday to Me!
You know, I am so much happier in my 50’s than I was in my 40’s, or my 30’s or my 20’s. Sure it would be nice to be a teenage vampire forever but I like getting older. With age comes wisdom. If I only knew then what I know now I would have been a much happier person.
I’m no genius but I do know the secret to finding happiness. I have discovered it. It’s when you quit caring what other people think of you. Only then can you find inner peace and inner peace leads to happiness.
Grace Kelly once said, ” I don’t think happiness– being happy is a perpetual state that anyone can be in.“
I agree. Most days I am just content. But contentment makes me happy. It’s when you no longer care what your friends think, or your family thinks, or your neighbors think, or your co-workers think, that you can finally just be yourself. THAT is happiness!