He’s threatened it for years, then we’d end up laughing. Every year another birthday was rolling up my husband would joke around and remark how expensive greeting cards have become and add that ‘next year’ he’s going through the saved bags of cards in the storage room and going to pick one out from there. His logic was that I was unlikely to remember every card and he would pick one from there. I’d chuckle and tell him I probably wouldn’t remember anyway, and what are the odds that when purchasing a new card, it could well be a repeat of a previous card anyway. I’m most certain there’s a double in the pile, lol.
My husband always buys me beautiful cards. I take credit for training him well over the years. He also takes pride in finding – just the right card and grins proudly as he awaits me to open the envelope to read his words of endearment.
Well this year was finally the one where he really did go through the bag of sentiments accrued through the years. As we’ve only been going out for errands and medical appointments, the choices were slim for picking up a new card. He tried a few times at our local pharmacy, but found ‘all the good cards’ were gone and lots of empty slots in dire need of replacing. He couldn’t find the right card to satisfy what he wanted to say, so it became time to visit the old bag of saved sentiments.
So this past Sunday, it was my birthday and once again my hubby presented me with a beautiful card. I certainly didn’t remember the card so it was just as beautiful to open what he had chosen. And judging by the price on the back of the card, I’m guessing that card had to have been purchased close to 20 years ago, lol. I don’t remember the last decade a card cost $3.99 lol.
I have to admit, I did get a little lost in the nostalgia as I was digging through the big box where the big bag of cards was stored. I keep 2 big shopping bags of cards, one each for me and my husband. I enjoyed looking through the odd card once I pulled out the bag, and found all kinds of treasures in there, including this beauty that my little grand-niece beauty made for me: (Yes, wine may have been mentioned, but there was also the ‘princess forever’ sticker I got a kick out of.)
It was a nice quiet birthday. I had oodles of birthday wishes on social media, a few select phone calls from some family, some beautiful cards sent from some of my closest friends, a 2 hour conversation with my bestie in the UK. then I went out to the park grounds outside my building complex for a nice walk and sat outside on a park bench and spent some time reading, while taking in some glorious rays. And then we ordered in Sushi, my fav, for dinner.
So, once again, I’d like to thank so many of you for your well wishes and virtual flowers and cakes. I’m so grateful for my wonderful community of friends here. And I have to ask- do any of you recycle birthday cards?
I thought it would be fun to share 2 special readings I received as part of birthday wishes I received on my Facebook page. The first one is from my dear and very spiritual sister Colleen Chesebro:
Today, to honor your birthday, I asked the good neighbors for a message especially directed at you. This is the Tarot card: No. 16, Life Experience, from the Major Arcana.
Here is your message:
Change can be disconcerting, but you don’t have to fear it. You’re loved by the Divine, and whatever new opportunities come your way are meant to make your life richer and more fulfilling. Ask the fairies and the angels for signs that will lead you toward everything that’s vibrant and uplifting.
Keep your eyes on the future. What transitions do you see coming? How can you plan and prepare in order to continue on your path to happiness? If you watch the skies for coming challenges, then you can weather any storm and move on to new, exciting, peaceful horizons.
The fairies on this card pray for guidance and direction about the next step to take.
Additional meanings of this card: The need for significant change. Spiritual awakening. Seeing the truth. Releasing belief systems that no longer work for you. Wake-up calls.
Also, a numerologist who follows me on Facebook, left me birthday wishes and this message:
Today starts your new year.
Bringing you the very best chances and finishing on 6/6/2021, filled with joy.
Be sure to thank for all graces received, so that good vibes continue to develop your potential in the coming years.
Personal Year 8. You will work a lot this year, excellent for material achievements and success in all your undertakings. Through discipline and organization you will be able to reach your desired goals during the nine year cycle.
Sounds like a busy year ahead for me!