Happy Birthday!


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Last night, we celebrated the birthday of one of our grandchildren. It was one of the most memorable occasions of my life.

Spending quality time with those you love is the real wealth a person gets to enjoy in a lifetime, so I guess I am quite rich.

Having my wife, children and grandchildren sitting around a hibachi table in a Japanese restaurant might not sound as exciting as a wilderness excursion, but to me, it was an experience I will long remember.

I just wanted to share a nice sentiment with my followers, and once again wish my baby a very Happy Birthday from Pop Pop.


 
 
 
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  1. Joy does boil down to that. Just looking at all those beautiful people gathered around the table makes everything worth it.

    I came back to reread yesterday. I thought I must have gotten you wrong. But that was yesterday. Today, I've adjusted to four more years of a ho-hum economy--well, as soon as the market rebounds.

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    1. Linda: Nah. I am a pretty simple guy. I always attempt to be positive, and I care about the future of my kids. I have adjusted as well.

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    2. Hmmm, my investments have done better than ever.. guess it depends on where the investment is..

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    3. KBF: That's why I invest in my family. Lucky guy.

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    4. KBF: Is it a given that I am lucky? Ha, ha, ha.

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  2. How wonderful! I used to believe one my most main events in life was the birthing of my children, and the joys of raising and sharing our earth together. Until, those beloved creatures my hubby and I brought to life, (together with their own special soul mate) brought to us even another added joy to continue my journey of all so many main events all over again....but yes JJ with much more loved ones around our table. We are very rich indeed! Happy birthday to your special one from me!

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    1. Karen: Thank you. You found the magic formula.

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  3. Aw JJ we have two Novenmber birthday boys in our family. One on Thanksgiving Day and the other the day after. Grandchildren are such a blessing! A big Happy Birthday to Pop Pop's boy!

    Glad you had a memorable day!~Ames

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    1. Ames: I forgot to mention it, but she was a birthday girl. Ashley is one of the loves of my life.

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  4. Ames: I forgot to mention it, but she was a birthday girl. Ashley is one of the loves of my life.

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  5. Congratulations JJ. I agree, sharing our time with our close relatives is one of the happiest things we can do. Every second counts and it is when you are far away that you most remember it. I am writing this because, at the moment, I am in Africa, alone (by professional reasons), and I miss my friends and, mostly, my family! Enjoy every moment you can!

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    1. Fanático_Um: I do understand. Whenever I had to travel by myself, I experienced the loneliest times of my life.

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  6. Yes, the kids in our lives seem to make everything better! Glad you had a wonderful time with family.

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    1. Jasmine: Thank you. I always have, and hope to continue for a long time.

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