Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lessons on a Birthday

“I’ll get the cake”, I told my hubby. “You just get home early.”
It had been pouring non-stop for hours, when I got out to get the birthday cake. There were a couple of inches of water on the road. It was like walking through a running brook. The walk was long, and wet, but I enjoyed every moment of it.
The cake-shop was closed. I had forgotten their weekly-holiday was on Thursday. I had walked all that way for nothing.
I turned back with a smile. The walk had been wonderful.
Sometimes life is what you make of it.

A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.


Mason Canyon said...

Wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY and may the coming year bring you much happiness and fun.

Thoughts in Progress

Deb and Barbara said...

I admire your positive attitude in the pouring rain, getting cake for your birthday! Best wishes. And you're obviously having a great time!

Doli said...

Happy Bday! you seem like such a practical and sweet person.. I hope I turn out to be like you when I get married and have kids :)

slommler said...

It is your birthday and I wish you great happiness...and a cake at some time in the future! Ha!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Great attitude and happy birthday!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I wouldn't be that zen about it. I'd be pissed off.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

About sums up life in general,
Good write.


Anonymous said...

Life is ALWAYS what you make it!

Happy birthday!

Southpaw said...

You have such a positive attitude.

Happy Birthday.

LTM said...

How wonderful! Have a great b'day, Rayna! Long-distance hug~ :o)

Mary said...

Many great blessings on your birthday!
I love your drabble.

Giggles and Guns

RA said...

Not just sometimes, life is ALWAYS what you make of it and how you choose to look at things. Your stroll in the watery scene sounded absolutely delicious. Happy Birthday! :)

Watery Tart said...

It's true--I LOVE a walk in the rain! I wish you were HERE, we had rain AND a key lime cheesecake! Happy birthday!

Beth Zimmerman said...

These are so cute, Rayna! :)

Clarissa Draper said...

You almost made me cry. You're so positive. Thank you for this wonderful post. Enjoy your time with your family.


Cruella Collett said...

I love it! Happy birthday! :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Hey, happy birthday, Rayna!

Tina said...

Absolutely. In each situation, we choose how to interpret it. I'm so stinkin' hot right now, I'd love a walk in the rain...

aLmYbNeNr said...

I love your positivity, Rayna. It keeps me in check.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Happy Birthday, Rayna! Love the drabble. :)

Ellie said...

Happy Birthday, Great drabble...Hope you did something special on your wonderful day~xXx

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Mason - thank you very much.

@ Barbara- maybe it is being positive, but I really did have a lot of fun that day. And come to think of it, it was good I did not get the cake - what if it got wet?

@ Doli- thank you, and that is quite the nicest thing to say. And it does have a bit to do with becoming a mother- so many things are out of your control, you end up seeing the positive side of things more often.

@ SueAnn- thank you. This weekend, maybe?

@ Alex - thank you.

@ Debra- but what if I tell you I did have fun?

@ Yvonne - thank you.

@ Fiona - it is, isn't it?

@ Southpaw - thank you.

@ LTM- thank you.

@ Mary- thank you so much. And thanks for dropping by.

@ RA- it was wonderful. Though in exceptional circumstances, you may have only some control over how you feel

@ Tami - though a run would be better (though more risky). And how did you know I was craving a lemon tart?

@ Beth- thank you.

@ Clarissa- thank you. I seem to end up making you cry quite often - I did once in the past too.

@ Cruella- thank you. And no giraffes anywhere :-(

@ Diane- thank you

@ Tina- after the summer we had, nobody should complain about the rains.

@ Amber - thank you. That's a lovely thing to say.

@ Elizabeth - thank you.

@ Ellie- yes, it was wonderful. Also did a 10 k run in the morning - divine.

Donna B said...

My oldest daughter's birthday is the 24th also. Happy Birthday.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Thank you, Donna. And yes, I had noticed you blogging about it.

dipali said...

Oh- sorry I missed wishing you on your birthday:(
A good walk is better than cake:)
Such a lovely lesson!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Dipali, a good walk in the rain, is one of the most wonderful things there can be, isn't it?

But I do wish I had those lemon tarts.


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