Best Birthday Gift

Today is my 74th birthday, and my best Birthday yet! I am celebrating being alive and feeling well. I am happy. Fred has been concerned that I didn’t have a present. (For gifts, over the years, we have reached a point of picking out our own presents). The truth is, I have everything I want and everything I need.

Our gardener, Juan, came in to work today and was disturbed that his bicycle has “bitten the dust.” ย It is important to him because it is his main form of transportation. The streets in San Miguel are hilly, and most of them are cobblestones. If you are going to ride a bike, you need a good one. I knew when Fred and I were discussing Juan’s problem what I wanted my birthday present to be…a new bike for Juan. Fred and I went to the bike shop and made a selection, with much guidance from the shop owner. I am so excited to give this to Juan. Never thought I’d ask for a bicycle for my 74th birthday, but this makes me very happy.

I look forward to this coming year. I am so blessed just to be alive. Life is good.

19 thoughts on “Best Birthday Gift

  1. And today is Canada’s birthday, too … 150th. I immigrated here, also from America’s Bible Belt, 12 years ago, at the rather advanced age of 48 … I just had my 60th birthday, and the thing I’m most proud of is having made the change that most people find most difficult of all … I changed myself. Or, perhaps, I simply refused to become someone else in order to fit into a society gone mad.

    And, as another person who found the courage to do the same, I admire you greatly, Margaret.

    Happy Birthday … from one you’ve inspired.


  2. Happy,Happy Birthday Margaret. I believe this will be the best gift Ever.

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. Hi Margaret,
    Happy Birthday! And what a great birthday gift you chose. Enjoy today and the year!
    Love and continued good health and life.

  4. Happy Birthday, Margaret! What a lovely idea for a birthday present! Of course, coming from you, it is no surprise. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us. I look forward to them!

  5. What an amazing gift!! I love this idea and am going to steal it…hope that’s ok. Happy, happy birthday! I’m so glad you are in a place that fills you with such happiness and that your health is good. Sending love from the states!

  6. Yeah, most excellent! I see that you’re having the happiest birthday already. Not only Canada, it was also the birthday of my beloved grandfather as well as Lady Di, Debbie Harry, Pamela Anderson and Missy Elliott. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cin cin from Tuscany!

  7. That is so sweet!! Very thoughtful!! Happy Happy Birthday๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆyou look fabulous !! Anita Jo

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