Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Half a Century...

It sounds "ancient" when put that way doesn't it? I'm feeling particularly "old" this morning as I have reached one of those milestones in life. Don't worry, I'm only going to fret about it today. Tomorrow will be a new day!



Now that I am officially old, I feel like I should be able to pass along some sage advice, but I have none. The only thing that comes to mind are the lyrics from an old Bob Dylan (a fellow Minnesotan, don'tcha know) song. And so today, to mark the occasion of my 50th birthday, this is my wish for you:

May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others,
And let others do for you.

May you build a ladder to the stars,
And climb on every rung,
And may you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous,
May you grow up to be true,
And may you always know the truth,
And see the lights surrounding you.

May you always be courageous,
Stand upright and be strong,
And may you stay forever young.

Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy,
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation,
When the winds of changes shift.

May your heart always be joyful,
May your song always be sung,
And may you stay forever young.

Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.


If you are interested, there's a great version of this song on YouTube; it's performed by Clifton Murray of The Canadian Tenors. If I wasn't so old, I would know how to include the link here! LOL. Google it - Clifton Murray - "Forever Young" at Treasure Island.

Have a great day. Come back for some stitching pictures tomorrow!

28 comments:

Giovanna said...

Many Happy Returns from a fellow 50yr-old! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Cristina said...

Happy Birthday and may you a wonderful decade. I've crossed that bridge 3 years ago. You'll get used to it - just enjoy life as much as you can.

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday! Fifty was five years ago for me. It didn't bother me but I know that sixty will. Then I will officially be old!
Enjoy your special day!

Ma Teakettle said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Cathy! May your day be everything that you hope for :)
I am right behind you on the 50 train.
Hugs
Ma

Mama Joan said...

Happy BIG Birthday. Have a great day. Hope to talk to you soon:)

Natasha said...

May your birthday be the happiest of days, and you have a trully wonderful year!!
BTW, I love that song :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Cathy! Hope it is a day as special as you are. So far my 50's decade has been fabulous!
Your friend in Indiana - Jan!

~*Shar*~ said...

Happy Birthday hun; 1961 was a GREAT year; I turned 50 this year also...hope you had a great day hun.

Hugs, Shar

Laurie in Iowa said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!

Julianne said...

Happy Birthday. May you enjoy happiness and health throughout the year,.somsoma

Polly said...

Hey girl Happy, Happy Birthday. You are not getting old. The best years are yet to come. Have a wonderful day.

Terri said...

Happy birthday from another 50 year old!!! I turned the big 50 at the beginning of this month.

JillMN said...

YAY...Another one for the club! LOL! It's just a number. Hope you have a wonderful day! Happy Birthday!

valerie said...

Happy Birthday Cathy!

Lee said...

Happy Birthday! Believe me, 50 is a reason to celebrate! And Forever Young is one of my favorite songs, too.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Happy Birthday, Cathy! I've got one coming up next month. Hope you are rightly spoiled today. Have a great day!

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Happy Stitchy Birthday, hope your day is special! You'll soon come to find 'tis a wonderful group you've joined:)

BrendaS said...

Happy Birthday Cathy! Enjoy your day:))

Bekca said...

Happy Birthday Cathy! Hope you're enjoying a great day :)

jane said...

Happy Birthday Cathy! I don't think i ever comment on your blog but I just love that song and am off to listen to that version on YouTube

Katrina said...

Lots of special birthday wishes for your Cathy - I hope you have a truly wonderful day. All the best, from Katrina

Penny said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday! Love the picture of you on the horse. I had one when I was little and my mother couldn't get me off of it. :)

Kath said...

Oh Happy Birthday Cathy - have a wonderful day and I hope you get some stitching done. I turn 55 next week, and this is a hard birthday for me!!

Faye said...

It only gets better from here... Age is just a number..... Happy
Birthday~~~

mainely stitching said...

You are utterly fabulous and you just keep getting better!!!!

Margaret said...

Happy birthday! And hey, you're not old, you're my age. lolol! Isn't it weird to be 50? :D

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday Cathy!

Marie-P said...

How did I miss your BIG Birthday??!! Shame in me. Happy Birthday dear friend. I hope it was joyous, exciting, and filled with fun. Wishing you a year filled with happiness!