A Birthday Thought

Friday April 05, 2013   

the cake I baked from scratch today

As my birthday approaches I think less about how much I’ve changed on my own and more about the select few in my life that have changed me for the better. There are times I’m in such awe that I even have these people in my life. I should be alone. But there truly are people who are not only there for me even when I push away; but who fully accept me as I am. I can tell them everything and I feel no judgement. They may see this as so insignificant and unimportant but to me, and who I am, their impact on the entirety of my life has been monumental. They have been there for me in times that I just couldn’t carry myself anymore. Times when I wanted to quit. I wanted to run. They carried me. Not through powerful monologues and philosophical moments of clarity but with simple messages of “good morning” and “it’ll be ok.”

This birthday I stopped feeling as though I was getting older and instead I started feeling that I keep getting luckier and luckier.

balloons Mike brought home


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40 Responses to “A Birthday Thought”

  1. Maye says:

    Happy, Birthday, Jenny!
    Glad to hear (read) you’re having a great day!

  2. Amber says:

    Happy birthday Jenny!
    You get more beautiful each year.
    I wish you a day of joy, love, happiness and decadent cake!

  3. cin says:

    YUM!!!! Happy birthday again :)

  4. Jinny says:

    Happy birthday! That cake looks bloody divine :)

  5. Michelle says:

    Oh my goodness! Happy birthday, Jenny! That cake looks absolutely delectable! :)

  6. hamcham says:

    Happy birthday! I find myself nodding in agreement with everything you wrote, and suddenly craving chocolate cake C:
    Hope you have a wonderful day!

  7. ThedaBara says:

    Happy birthday, and I understand all too well what you’re saying. I think it gets better from 30 on forward-

  8. Honeydew says:

    Happy birthday Jenny!! I love how you always get balloons for your birthday every year, it’s like a must have tradition. The cake looks really good too!

  9. lissy says:

    happy birthday jenny! the cake looks delicious

  10. Kim says:

    Happy Birthday Beautiful girl!

  11. Anna says:

    Happy birthday Jenny! hope your day is awesome :D and that cake looks divine!

  12. cardiac says:

    Happy Birtday! OMG you look so much younger…:D
    Have a nice day!

  13. Maho says:

    Happy Birthday!! Can’t believe you turned 30 because you look SO much younger! :)

  14. Winn says:

    Happy birthday Jen! You’re only as old as you feel and you definitely look it :D

    Cake looks great! Did it take you long to make it?

  15. Elisa says:

    happy birthday sweetie.. wow 30 is a lovely age :D you don’t look 30 at all !!!

  16. L says:

    Happy Birthday! Your cake turned out great :)

  17. Margaret says:

    That cake looks delicious! I hope you have a wonderful birthdday!

  18. Amanda says:

    I’m happy to read this and hope you’ll have a great birthday and keep on getting even luckier! ;)

    I can really relate – when it gets tough I push people away and yet I still have some stubborn friends and family there to support me. I can only hope that I give the same support back!


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  20. DEXTER DA DOG says:

    happpppppppppy birthday homie YOU ARE THE BEST

  21. Amelia says:


    May this year be filled with joy and success!!!

  22. Courtney says:

    Happy birthday!! I hope it’s a really special day. Thanks for sharing your blog with us and inspiring us, too! :)

  23. Lei says:

    HAPPY BDAY Jenny, just like fine wine, you age better with time. ;3

  24. Kate says:

    I hope your birthday was magical (:

  25. Polly says:

    Happy birthday Jenny!! Hope all your birthday wishes come true and more!! :)

  26. Karen says:

    Happy Birthday Jenny! Hope you have a great day! Cheers!

  27. ashlyne says:

    happy birthday jenny! the cake looks amazing heh

  28. chocoNIKKI says:

    Happy Birthday!! Hope it was wonderful~! ^^

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  30. Cassidy says:

    Haaaaaaaaappy Birthday! (this birthday marks the fourth year I’ve been following your blog and you’re still just as cool!)

  31. Miia says:

    Happy Birthday, Jenny!!!
    You are a true inspiration!!!

  32. Mija says:

    Happy Birthday!!! <3

  33. Sewon says:

    Happy, happy birthday Jenny! :)

  34. Lolo says:

    Happy Birthday Jen <3
    You're life is just more awesome~
    That cake. I want it.

  35. mishi says:

    Super late on this but Happy birthday!
    That cake looks heavenly. Most of us are luckier than we think by having those people around that care about us. I hope that makes sense..

  36. Butakimu says:

    Happy belated bday! That cake looks yummy! It’s really wonderful to know that there are ppl in your life who will always accept you for who you are isn’t it? ^-^

  37. Lily says:

    Hi Jenny, we share a birthday :) I turned 30 too and feel the same. Thank you for putting it into words. I really enjoy your blog because of your confident self-reflection. Best wishes! L ~

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