Be You


Today…Relax. Taste, touch,
hear, see everything as if for
the first time. Feel thankful.
Count stars. Indulge yourself.
Go barefoot. Pay a
compliment. Practice a talent.
Speak softly. Take your time.
Let go of a worry. Take a
chance. Write a note. Return
a favor. Praise a child. Hope.
Play. Relive a memory. Dare
to dream. Hug a friend. Pick
daisies.  Surprise someone.
Watch the clouds. Listen to
the wind. Laugh out loud.
Trust God. Believe in
miracles. Sing. Try. Try again.
Walk in a park. Keep a
promise. Create a joy. Be
kind to yourself. Encourage
others. Let love be a part of
every thought and every-
thing you do. Be you.

~Today is my birthday. ~

I thought for a long time about what to post today. Then, I received a birthday present in this gift bag. The words above are printed along the sides of the bag.

I think it’s the perfect message for a birthday. Any day. Everyday.

27 responses to “Be You

  1. Happy birthday! And what a wonderful bag 🙂

  2. Happy birthday!!

  3. Beautiful message. And have a most wonderful birthday, Dianne!! Such a perfect day too!

  4. Happy Birthday to my beautiful sister….Hope your birthday is as wonderful as the sentiment on your bag that you shared with us.
    Love you,

  5. Perfect message for today! – I like the different color text, also … Enjoyed dinner last night; keep that CD spinnin’ !! Happy Birthday!! Love you !!

  6. Sending wishes for a new year full of all those lovely sentiments!

  7. Happy Birthday to you. Daughter and son-in-law are home for the weekend. Other daughter was called for not just one but three job interviews next week (prayers please)…two graduation events this afternoon and tonight…our minister of 16 years delivers his last sermon to us tomorrow…timely message. May have to ‘work’ on the “Relax” part. : )

  8. happy birthday….have a wonderful “bag”!!!

  9. Love this Dianna!! What wonderful advice, especially for today!
    Hope you have a wonderful birthday too!!
    Love, your “Birthday Twin”

  10. Happy Birthday! Jerry and Kathy

  11. oh, happy happy happy birthday, dear dianna! and you’re right. they’re perfect words. thanks for sharing them!

  12. Happy Birthday Dianna! What a beautiful message-I am going to put that list on my frig 🙂

  13. Happy happy birthday, Dianna! Your sweet essays have become a very important part of my morning, and I just want to say “thanks so much”. Have a day full of love and kisses.

  14. What a beautiful post from a beautiful friend on her birthday. Now go to the races and have a beautiful day. Happy Birthday!

  15. Beautiful words. Hope you have a wonderful day. Happy Birthday! 🙂

  16. That is fantastic and I too love that you had different colored font to set it all off! Enjoy YOUR day!

  17. Happy birthday, Dianna. That is a lovely message for every day. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Happy Birthday to you and may your day be lit to the fullest, as you light up everyone elses’ day, with your rays of sunshine………………

  19. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! These words just gave me the chills. Such great things to remember each day 🙂 Enjoy your day – you deserve a beautiful one!

  20. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I wish a happy and blesssed birthday day to a lovely lady and friend.
    Enjoy every moment of this day.

  21. What a great birthday message! Happy birthday to you!

  22. Those are some beautiful words on that bag.
    Wishing you a beautiful birthday!

  23. Wishing you a VERY happy, Birthday, Dianna. I hope you have a wonderful day. The words from your card are nothing less than perfection.

  24. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!!
    It was difficult for me to be any of those things this afternoon; I’ve been bounced to death in the tractor, raking hay. Maybe tomorrow I can “be me”…..

  25. Happy birthday Diana! I hope you had a great day and a wonderful celebration.God Bless you! 🙂

  26. So sorry I missed your b-day, but sometimes the late wishes are fun, too! Sooo… HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
    I love these words. I would like to add it to my blog. Hope you don’t mind!

  27. I just copied this post and e-mailed it to myself at work to print and hang in my office. I think I need to read it everyday!!

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