Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Wednesday's Blessings

Today, November 11, is Veterans' Day, here, in the United States; it was originally called Armistice Day and is called Remembrance Day in other parts of the world.  It marks the official ending of World War 1, when the document to end the war was signed, "at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month".  When I was a child, it was also referred to as Poppy Day, because of the red paper poppies worn to commemorate the day.

The eleventh day of the eleventh month is also my birthday, although I wasn't born at the eleventh hour.  It has always been a special day for me.

I spent the day, quietly, surrounded by well wishes from family and friends, including many blog friends, who called, texted, emailed, or left comments on the blog (or even wished me on their own blog!)  I feel blessed to be alive, relatively well,  and remembered and wished by so many.

I gave myself the day off from doing any housework, today!  I cooked milk rice in the morning for brunch (ate it with leftover fish curry), played online games, watched news in the evening, had a baked potato for dinner, and am snacking on apple slices with peanut butter as a healthier alternative to birthday cake!

Today, I am grateful for:

- The veterans and their families

- Being alive and in relative good health to celebrate my 65th birthday 

- Being wished by my daughter at midnight

- Waking up to so many well wishes from family and friends, both near and far

-  All the many blessings I've received on my journey thus far

Today's joyful activity was chatting with the many well wishers who called.  

Plans for tomorrow include doing dishes, some tidying up, and starting the car!

How was your day?  What are your plans for tomorrow?


  1. Belated Birthday wishes, Bless. X

  2. Sorry I'm a day late but Happy Birthday Bless!!!

    1. Thank you, Martha. Hope all is well with you.

  3. Belated Happy Birthday, Bless! May you have a wonderful year ahead and many more.

  4. Happy Birthday, a tad late! Hope it was great and hope you ate cake!

    1. Thank you! It was a good day, but, I took a rain check on the cake! :)

  5. Well, happy belated birthday to you. I hope it marks the beginning of a very happy year for you.

  6. Happy Birthday!
    I was just thinking that your birthday must be soon since your Medicare started.
    I'm sorry I am late in my birthday wishes and hope your next year is a good one.

    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes, Debra. No worries about being late; I tend to celebrate the whole month! :D


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