the book is called "Happy to You! It's your birthday!" by Mary Engelbreit.
"If you woke up today and the sun seemed to be shining a little brighter, the birds seemed to be chirping a little more cheerfully, and everyone seemed to be treating you especially nice, it can only mean one thing... It's your birthday!"
"Some people consider their birthday a solemn occasion- a time to reflect on the past year in solitude and quiet contemplation. To that, I say "Phooey!" "
"I truly believe that there should be nothing ordinary about one's birthday -even for adults. On ever other day of the year, we are defined by what we do and the roles we play... but on our birthdays, we are more... we are royalty! It's a short reign, so when it's your turn on the throne, make it count!"
"Rise and shine and prepare for the royal treatment because today is all about you!"
"...My best advice on having a happy birthday is to spread the fun around. Invite all your friends to join in, but accept your place in the spotlight. Revel in it! Tomorrow it will be someone else's chance, so enjoy your moment of glory."
"One cannot have too large a party." -Jane Austin
"A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return." -Bhagavad Gita
"Make your birthday a one-of-a-kind event." -Wendy Webb
what a day!
thanks to you all for all of your birthday messages and wishes!