Wednesday 17 June 2015

Hip Hip!


Today I turned another year older, another year wiser.

I have mere minutes left of my birthday and here I am writing this post to you.

I guess I just wanted to say how grateful I am for today and not just because it's my birthday but because of everything I learnt in the last 24 hours.

I learnt what it means to be happy, that I don't need lavish gifts, or an abundance of friends, or flowers sent to my work, or a cake, or a party, or a holiday or anything for that matter to make my birthday special. My birthday is just another day and all I need to be happy on my birthday is me.

Anything else is an added bonus.

It rained today, for the whole day. The clouds overpowered the skies and the puddles grew larger upon the surface of the ground. Some may use the term 'miserable' to describe it. As I was driving home however I noticed the clouds turning yellow, the sky was moving and out of the corner of my eye I could see the sun finding it's way out to say hello. The rain still fell and as I watched the sun peer out, a colourful burst of light distracted me. I looked to the other side of the road and there it was....a rainbow.

It didn't matter that I worked 8 hours today or that I didn't throw a big party with all my friends or that I was feeling unwell. What mattered was the little moments of love and beauty I saw. A rainbow. A kiss from the man I love. A present left on my doorstep. A memory sparked in my mind. A cuddle from my cat. A coffee that made my stomach smile. A comfy bed to fall asleep in.

I had a pretty basic day today but it was beautiful despite because of that simplicity.

So, Happy Birthday to me! Here's to another year of whatever comes my way x


  1. What a lovely little post and outlook on life. This made me smile a lot. Happy Birthday! :)

    Kim x
    The Lens Affair

  2. HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS, GIRL! I hope your day is awesome like you. :)

  3. What a beautiful post, Samantha! I completely agree with what you wrote. Last month I celebrated my birthday with people I love. It was one of those beautiful moments in my life and I didn't even need a party to make me happy.

    Wishing you many bright and happy days throughout this upcoming new year. Happy birthday!

    Greetings from Germany

  4. Love this post! A very happy birthday to you lovely lady!

  5. Happy belated! You're entering your new year with the right attitude.

  6. Happy birthday!! It's the little things, isn't it? Wishing you a wonderful year full of smiles and new experiences and all kinds of goodness!

  7. you are literally one of the cutest humans I know. happy birthday, sam!!

  8. This was a gorgeous post :) Happy happy birthday!!

  9. Happy belated birthday to you! :)

  10. I feel like rainbows on your birthday have to be a nod to you! :) Lovely to be able to appreciate the simplicity too - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  11. Happy (belated) birthday. Your blog is absolutely adorable.
    All love xx

  12. Happy belated birthday lovely Samantha! Basic is perfection :) I can't think of any better celebration than the kiss of your man, your cat and a rainbow, the three best things in life!

  13. Happy belated birthday, I hope you got everything that you want (material things and others) and I wish you the best year you've ever had !

    xx, Charlie


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