Saturday, April 20, 2019

Are you glad? Listen to the music and find out.

My teeth are now gray


my soul smiles brighter

than it did 


my youth.

anita pelayo rivera les dame d'abord

You will have to

read between the lines

around my mouth


understand my entire story.

anita pelayo rivera les dames d'abord

With my 61st birthday coming

and the celebration 


the resurrection of my faith

I am glad.

Are you glad for who you are becoming

and what you hope in?


Lucy@heart and hearth said...

Such a beautiful perspective. Happy Birthday!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Anita. I'm ten years your senior, and I am glad. Thank you for sharing your beautiful poetry for all of us who follow along. All the best for the years to come.

Jeanie said...

I bet your teeth aren't THAT gray! And I know your smile is very bright.

Wishing you all good things as you enter your "new year." I look forward to more of your images, more of your beautiful words. Happy Birthday.

Red Rose Alley said...

Happy Birthday, dear Anita! April 23, right? I remembered. Our faith is the most important thing, and I'm glad yours is strong. Lovely poetic words today, and the photos are oh, so pretty. May your birthday be filled with all the goodness that you bring to us every day. And Happy Easter to you, Anita.

love, ~Sheri

Junkchiccottage said...

Beautiful my sweet friend. Happy Birthday.
Love you,

FLRose said...

Happy Birthday, Anita - Wishing you all the best for the coming year!
I love your blog - poetry and pics - always so pretty and thoughtful.
Have a blessed Easter.

Greetings from FL - Rose

mary h tindukasiri said...

Happy Birthday, Dear Friend.
Easter Blessings.
Yes, I am glad and I am becoming.
xoxox Mary

The French Hutch said...

"All is Well with my Soul" Happy EasterI alway enjoy your poems and your mucis. Happy Birthday dear Anita! May you see many more celebrations.

Karen said...

I feel lucky each day that I wake up and feel good. Fortunately, that is every day. :-)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Oh Anita,
This brought tears to my eyes and a trembling of joy soared through my being.

Glad! Glad! Glad! Yes! My body does match up with what is going on in my mind and heart. I nearly feel younger-so there is a bit of disconnect...hehehe. But I am soaring with God's love, guidance and patience with me.
Happy Birthday to you my friend. You inspire me every single day of my life!
With love,

Art and Sand said...

I was glad when Steve and I hit 70 not long ago - it gave a numerical excuse for all the wrinkles in my face.

I stopped coloring my hair and love the streaks of white - Steve still has no gray.

I love the wisdom that comes with my age and the freedom to not always be doing, but to simply sit in the garden and smile at the flowers.

Happy Easter

colleen said...

Happy Birthday! Happy Easter! Lovely post- not convinced your teeth are gray! Even so, keep smiling. Thank you for your lovely posts.

It's me said...

Happy happy happy birthday my friend.... 61 ...of course i am happy with a blogfriend like you.....enjoy your day.....happy easter....he risen !!...πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ love you my friend every day more and more and more.....πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

Lowcarb team member said...

Happy Easter and Happy Birthday.

All the best Jan

La Contessa said...


Peabea Scribbles said...

Beautiful photography. Happy Birthday and Congratulations on the resurrection of faith. :) Have a great week.

The Dutchess said...

Why didn't I see this ...I'm late..:) But Always with you by heart XXX

Lyne-Anke said...

Hello! I'm happy with a glad heart for you.

jerilanders said...

Anita, I had my 65th birthday not long ago, my teeth are grey... My hair is still dishwater blond (and not gray) my hands look old and my skin is lined... oh well. Like you, my faith has been renewed and rejuvenated in the last few's so good.

Christianne said...

I'm slow to chime in my wishes for you to have a lovely birthday. I'm in a transition phase that has been painful, but, I'm hunkering down and trusting God in the change. It's a simpler life, in a way, and I can see some benefits.
No matter where or how God plants you, you still have the ability to transport your followers to a secret place of beauty and peace. Thanks for not giving up or giving in.

A Joyful Cottage said...

I love this, Anita. Your perspective is spot on, and something I need to drink in on a regular basis. As I'm approaching my 69th birthday and see my hair beginning to thin and my body weakening, I find myself looking upward more and more to my heavenly home. I feel a stranger here in many ways. Yet, the Lord is not done with me here yet. There's more to be done in His name. It's so encouraging to read your words and see your devotion to the Lord. God bless you, my dear, sweet friend. And happy belated birthday. Hugs, Nancy

A Joyful Cottage said...

Me again! I forgot to mention how much I love that song. I used to listen to over and over when it first came out years ago. It has an even deeper meaning for me now and I will once more put it on my playlist. Hugs.

Art and Sand said...

I am glad

for who I am today

for working hard and saving so that I can play all day in my senior year

for making the chose in my teens to spend my adult life by the sea

for my family

for our home and garden - an oasis for the crazy world we live in today

Rhonda said...

Oh beautiful Anita, we all love you and a belated Happy Birthday! xxx Rhonda

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FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Belated Happy Birthday ~ It's my first time visiting your blog, coming from Kris's blog, Junk Chic Cottage.

What a beautiful song and I also 'am glad' and oh so thankful to our awesome God.

Your blog looks beautiful and congrats on being featured in that beautiful magazine.


Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Anita, I have enjoyed reading your post a second time. I wanted to thank you for your visit and your kind words. I wish I did Instagram but I don't. In reading through your other comments, I see that it was your birthday, so Happy belated Birthday. I have almost 20 years on you and am still trying to become who I am..Happy Week to you..Judy