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SOLSC: Birthday Wishes - 29/31

The Slice of Life Story Challenge 
is hosted by the Two Writing Teachers.

35 Birthday Wishes . . . Come True
  1. True love
  2. Twin daughters
  3. Loving family
  4. CJ, my clingy cat
  5. Strong friendships
  6. Undeniable faith
  7. Incredible blessings
  8. Good health
  9. Uncontrollable laughing
  10. Lots of giggles and silliness
  11. Precious time
  12. Picture books
  13. Much-needed vacations 
  14. Lazy naps
  15. Sleeping babies
  16. Cozy home
  17. Effective teaching
  18. Enthusiastic students
  19. Insightful learning
  20. Powerful words
  21. Thoughtful writing
  22. Supportive colleagues
  23. Colorful post-its and clicky pens
  24. Any shade of purple
  25. Changes in seasons
  26. Radiant sunshine
  27. Clear blue skies
  28. White puffy clouds
  29. Warmer days
  30. Flip-flops and pedicures
  31. Sandy white beaches
  32. Country music
  33. Netflix on demand
  34. Costco chocolate cake
  35. Many more birthdays to come!


  1. I like this idea of creating a list of birthday wishes that came true! You have a great list of many amazing things in your life already. Btw, I just read your mission statement. Did you get to join twitter yet?? It's actually a lot of fun! I joined not too long ago! --jee young

  2. I assume it's your birthday, so Happy Birthday! What a good idea to make a list for all the years, counting your blessings as you reflect on the times. You have many good things to be thankful for!

  3. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful way to celebrate your life. I think that I may have to make this a new tradition.

  4. Couldn't be 35 already - I'm not THAT old!!!! A great list of birthday wishes that have come true. Hope it was a fantastic day! Love M

  5. Happy Birthday! Such a creative idea!

  6. What a fun idea! Happy Birthday!

  7. Happy Birthday! 35 is a wonderful age. I will try the list, it would be few points longer.
    You have such a positive spirit.

  8. Aha! I knew you liked clicky pens... maybe you don't like when I have a clicky pen!
    Great post.... keep on writing! I can't tell how much you love it.

  9. I just had to see this post after reading your new birthday wishes post. It was fun to see the constants as well as differences. I was thinking about how it would be fun to do this each year and be able to see shifts in your life. For example, you had "sleeping babies" here, which made me think about how your girls will probably always make the list but the aspects of what you enjoy with them will change as they grow.


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