Friday, May 4, 2012

Let's Celebrate!

As many of you know, I'm a huge Oprah fan. Even my 2-year-old daughter says, "Mommy watching Obrah?" whenever I turn on the TV. That said, I was glued to the tube during her Lifeclass series; I was even lucky enough to watch the show live during her tour stop here in New York last month.

During one particular episode she and life adviser Tony Robbins touched on the importance of celebrating. They said that far too often we don't take the time to savor and appreciate precious life moments even if they aren't grand occasions or huge milestones.

Ever since that "Aha" moment, I decided that I'd take heed and revel more in life's successes with my friends and family. So today, which happens to be my birthday I plan to live it up even if that means just going out to dinner with my sister, hubby, and daughter.

Life is a gift, why not celebrate it?

My dear friend, Cocoa Popps gave me this lovely birthday card. You guys know that I'm such a sucker  for cute stationery! 

Do you have any celebrations coming up? 


Sherita said...


Miss Mika said...

Awww, Happy Birthday BGG!!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday. And you are so right, we all need to celebrate and appreciate the moments in are life. They are not guaranteed.

And THANK YOU for providing such an awesome and versatile blog. I have been a fan for years and I appreciate all the effort that you put toward it.

God bless!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@Sherita - Thank you!!

@Miss Mika - Thank YOU so much!! You have no idea how much your kind and supportive words mean to me! I know that you've been following BGG since the beginning!! Email me your address I just want to send you a little something to say THANK YOU!!

Your note has been a great way to start my birthday!!

that guy said...

my wife birthday. i hope she enjoys her day.

Trisha Thomas said...

Happy Birthday!! Thank you for another year of your wonderful blog. Smooches!

T said...

I like this post a lot. I just celebrated my birthday and a new job with a 90s party. It felt really good!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Hey Trisha!! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes and the kind words about my blog. I'm so glad that you're still checking it out!! :-)

T- Congrats on your new gig! Also, I wish I could've attended your 90s party - I've always wanted to have an 80s one!!