I may have just turned 80,
But you can never tell
Unless I first admit it
Because life has treated me well
I still am full of vigor
I’m feisty, keen and healthy
I have a heart so full of love
I’m blessed and spiritually wealthy
I count my blessings every day
And live with gratitude
My family is a source of strength
My great grandkids lift my altitude
This month of July has been
A series of events so dear
I’m glad you’ve shared them with me
By visiting and celebrating with me here
The birthday party was a great success
The food and friends were amazing
One neighbor’s grandson
Kept returning to the table -grazing!
Tenderloin and chicken thighs
Wine and beer and water, too
The guests all brought potluck
Salads, appetizers, and focaccia, too!
The weather cooperated
It didn’t rain til we were in bed
It could have been a nasty day
But it was absolutely perfect instead!
Our dog had fun roaming the yard
And gathering nibbles wherever she went
The house was decorated beautifully
God bless a daughter #2 who’s Heaven-Sent!
My neighbors Janet and Charley
Were helpful beyond all measure
Add Rex & BW who helped set up & clean
They were an absolute treasure!
If you’ve hosted a party
For fifty folks or more,
You know it takes teamwork –
Yup, we had help galore!
I hope when you turn 80,
You feel as equally blessed.
Just count your blessings everyday
And start being that helpful guest!
My heart overflows!
See ya tomorrow
on July 28, 2019