More than a Party

bday candles

Let’s hang the streamers
a rainbow of colors
then dress the tables
and add some flowers

Get the cake ready
for sweet, sweet frosting
and top it with candles
with everyone watching

What a day to remember
of wishes and laughter
yet many want the hands
of time to move faster

It’s the aging of souls
another turning of a page
focusing only on gray
they’d rather disengage

Each day, though, is but a gift
unlike “store bought” with dollars
Tomorrow makes no promise
for any of its followers

Let’s not take for granted
another chance to make a wish
Celebrate another year of life
and be happy we exist

Lauren Scott © 2014

Happy Birthday to my Hubby,
who is very grateful for another year
and his family is very grateful for him!
♥ ♥ ♥

28 thoughts on “More than a Party

  1. Honey, thank you so much for the nice words on my b’day. Even though I’m not feeling the best, it makes me feel better. LUA

    1. Thanks, Francina! We had a fun night, even with him not feeling the best all week…glad it’s Friday, though, so have a great weekend! Love and hugs from across the pond! xoxo

    1. Thanks so much, Angela, and I love how you understood my goal in how I wrote this. It’s all about life and not taking each day for granted…have a wonderful weekend and hugs to you! xoxo

  2. This was a wonderful present 🙂 In spite of illness I hope it was a very nice BD. I’m a bit late but congratulations to your husband ! ❤

    1. Thanks so much, Peter! I wanted to write something more about life and how precious it is and then tie in blowing out the candles…have a wonderful day! Lauren 🙂

    1. Late is just fine, Diane, and thanks for catching up and also for your birthday wishes! And an early Happy Birthday to your Mom, too! I hope she has a wonderful day with her lovely daughter! ♥

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