My 65-th Birthday.

Today is my birthday. I’m 65 years old. Happy birthday to me! And I’m celebrating 65 years of my immortality. Yeah! 65 years!

That’s: 780 months, 3380 weeks, 23660 days, 567840 hours, or many, many minutes.

Basicaly, if I think about this, i could have died any time, any day of my life, 23660 times in those 65 years, but I’m still alive and O.K.

This makes me very happy and proud of myself. And this is a reason for celebration.

I’m a survivor! I have survived 65 years of living and cancer.

I Google: How long does the average person lives? And I got the answer: About 80 – 100 years if nothing happens to them. Yeah. That’s very interesting. Because  as we all know, life is dangerous. …..Risk never sleeps….. From the minute we wake-up (if we wake-up), anything can happen to us.

I’m planning to live other 5 years. I’m sure, I can do it. How? – One day at a time. What I’m planning to do? Just simple stuff: working,reading, writing, keep eating healthy foods, enjoying every day and thanking GOD every day for all the blessings. 5 years, that’s 43800 hours. That’s lots of time. But I have to remember that those hours (or minutes!) can fly by very fast. So I’m going to try every day to do something good, meaningful. 1825 good deeds. It can be done.

And I’m not saying that I’m going to live 5 more years. What I’m saying, that I’m going to do some more planning when I’m 70 years old.

My life is like driving a limo in very bad weather: IF ANYBODY CAN DO IT, I CAN DO IT.

And if anybody ask me: How old are you? I’m going to tell them: I’m over 50. But how much over 50, is not anybodys business. Anyway, not everybody can understand, that I’m 65 years old, fighting cancer every day and I’m so cheerful.


1,302 thoughts on “My 65-th Birthday.

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog. It seems we both had big birthdays this year! (I turned 40 and it was sort of the impetus for the blog.) I love that even though you battle cancer, you still think to consider others with good deeds — a true warrior indeed.

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY my new blogging friend!!!! 🙂 And thank you so much for visiting and following my blog. It’s my great hope that you find something that will bless your spirit. Keep posting, I like what I have seen so far.

    Dulcinea 🙂

  2. Thanks for your recent visit. I was hoping to give you hope on this short comment. But, I realized that when you believe in God, you have more hope than anyone can give; revealing God gives hope; God is our hope – in Christ we have His unfailing love and faithfulness, always.

  3. Hi there 🙂 Thank you for always coming by for a visit. You’re always welcome anytime 😀


  4. Happy, Happy Birthday to you! God bless you with many more wonderful and blessed years.

    I also want to thank you for stopping by and following Pondered Thoughts. You are appreciated more than you know, thank you 🙂

    All good things,

  5. What a phenomenal post. So full of life and happiness and gratitude. Bless you and Happy 65th Birthday. Thank you for visiting my BrainBrewBlog. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I look forward to reading more from you. 😉

  6. What a phenomenal post. So full of life and happiness and gratitude. Bless you and Happy 6th Birthday. Thank you for visiting my BrainBrewBlog and for your “likes” on a few of the posts. I hope you find it an light, inspirational read. I look forward to reading more from you as well. 😉

  7. Wow! You certanly are an inspiration! What a great attitude towards everything that life brings, I truly admire that and wish you all the best! Looking forward to read more posts from you!

  8. Happy Birthday… Thanks for sharing. Your story is very touching. I have never experience near death. Thanks also for your word of inspiration

  9. I just came by to say thank you for liking my post, “Agradecimiento,” and for following my blog.

    And now I see why a post about gratitude would catch your eye. 😉

    I just had a birthday, too. Happy belated birthday and all good hopes and dreams to you!

  10. Happy belated birthday and you have a great attitude! I’m 51 and I hear so many complain about growing older, when in fact, our birthdays offer us a chance to celebrate another year of life. I have this outlook after losing 6 people in the last 10 years under the age of 60…life is no guarantee, so keep pluggin’ away. I also wanted to thank you for following me. I hope you continue to enjoy your visits and I will follow you, too. I wish you all the best in your journey!

  11. You were a dear to go to my blog to reply to my comment here, so I thought I’d return the favor. I had a sweet birthday this year, and I thank you! 🙂

  12. Beautiful..
    Belated Happy B’day, I hope you may have many more of them!
    You’re a free soul and that has what made me love this blog after reading only a post. 🙂

  13. Happy Birthday, happy great attitude, and happy believing in God. I’m right there with you. Thank you for following my blog. I’m going to follow yours too.

  14. Wow. Congrat’s and wishing you a wonderful birthday. I discovered your site after you made a comment on my own. Thank you by the way. It is inspirational to hear your words, particularly after hearing that you have had your challenges. It is so much about attitude and taking what we know we have, this moment, and living it in as much joy as we can. What I do know is that this is indeed all worth it, and so much of our growth here on Earth comes from painful situations we experience. Look at the person you have become!! Grateful to hear from you and I look forward to your contnued posts.

  15. I’m not even two decades old, i’m about to sit some exams and am mildly freaking out – but then i read this and life slots back into perspective. Learning to take each moment as it comes, each day as it comes and not looking back or looking too far forward – something i’v been striving to achieve and have failed at miserably. But you’ve just motivated me to keep on, and as I do it, to continue being cheerful, vibrant and happy. Thank you!!! Hope your day was phenomenal and you enjoy many more in the wide potential of all birthdays over the age of 50 🙂 Xxx

  16. Also – Proverbs 3 vs 5 and 6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understandings, but in all your ways honour Him and He will make your Paths Straight. God Bless and Shine X

  17. Happy Birthday!! God bless you and keep you in His care. Thanks so much for checking out my blog too! From California, with a hug!

  18. thanks for subscribing to my blog. I swill endeavour to make it worth your while. You’re not going to belive this but I jumped with joy when I read that you are the same age as me . We will be able to compare notes on many things.

  19. Thanks for visiting my blog,, and ‘like’ ing it! Happy B-day to you and many more. I do the Revlon 5K every year for women and cancer. I’ll think of you this May 5th and that you are a survivor! You are inspiring 🙂

  20. YAY!! The c word no longer needs to be scarey. Because of people like you who are proving everyday that it can be overcome. Not only with diet but also and even more powerfully with attitude and thoughts. Keep up the good work!!! And keep filling your mind with only life and inspiration so there’s no room for disease! Marlene

  21. Computers!!! I just sent a long lovely note and it disappeared… who knows maybe it’s heading your way but just in case I’ll re-send it as much as I remember.
    YAY!!! The c word is no longer such a scarey thing thanks to people like you who are proving that there is nothing to fear!!! The more that people overcome it the more that it will end up disappearing out of our inventory of illness… to be replaced, I hope with wellness, energy, aliveness. Yes diet helps but mostly we are learning that our attitude and thoughts are what create our reality, including our physical condition. Keep it up!!! Many blessings, Marlene

  22. Happy Belated Birthday. Thank you for liking my post. Have a wonderful day and I love your attitude towards life and aging. Renee 🙂

  23. You definitely sound like a young person to me! Happy 65th Birthday! You should start telling people you are 65 years YOUNG. I congratulate you on your winning battle against cancer. I have a couple of family members fighting the same monster, and one of them is about to lose the battle. Anyways, awesome post. Keep enjoying your youth!!

  24. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! Thank you for coming by and “liking” the grand finale of my series on “How God can use your life story.” Looking around your blog, I think you already may have figured it out. 😉 Keep up the good work!

  25. THANK YOU for visiting my “pun-ny” photoblog and leaving a “like.” I’m right behind you in age (by 2 years). I applaud your “can do” outlook. I started my Mon.-Fri. photoblog on Nov. 1, 2010, and I have never missed a weekday post! A week ago I decided I was too sedentary and started power-walking from 6:00 – 6:30 every morning in our neighborhood. We aren’t dead until we either (1) stop moving or (2) stop thinking what our next move will be.

    –John R.:

  26. Happy Belated Birthday & hope you enjoyed a blast …. it is always a blessing to be able to continue celebrating our birthdays as the years ‘sail’ by … 65 is a a great milestone in life …enjoy your life & keep on smiling 🙂

  27. Happy belated Birthday! 65 is really an achievement, I’m only 46 (damn) and my plan is to become as old as possible. Thanks for your visit and like on my blog. 🙂

  28. What an outstanding post, an outstanding attitude — you are such an inspiration! I am a follower so please keep posting!

  29. Happy Birthday, a little late ~ thanks for your ‘spill over’ it touched me. Keep blogging, you may be here another 20+ years! thanks also for liking my art. 🙂

  30. I am greeting you Happy Birthday yesterday, today and every single day thereafter!
    I also thank you for your blog which I truly enjoyed reading because you must have given me the answer to a question I have been asking since 2002.
    In that year I had a heart attack and I was a 20 seconds flat liner. I woke up from a coma five days later. Eversince I have asked the question…why am I still here?
    I think He made you give me my answer.
    You are awesome!

  31. My husband just found out he’s cancer-free, after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer last winter, having his thyroid removed and having radiation treatment. Congratulations to both of you and may you both live the rest of your life cancer-free!! What a happy birthday you must have had!

  32. お誕生日おめでとうございます(Happy Birthday)!
    ”like”ありがとうございました。oneanna65 さんのブログをお訪ねするチャンスに恵まれて嬉しいです。勇敢にガンと戦ってらっしゃるご様子、素晴らしいと思いました。

  33. I appreciate your enthusiasm and positive attitude. I am also a caner patient, just past my 1 year anniversary since diagnosis, but still recovering from treatment. Complications make recovery slow and while I have been extremely positive for the most part, days like today make it hard to stay that way. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It led me to your positive attitude, which is what I needed today.

  34. I liked Gandhi, I did. But if I were to listen to his advice: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow…,” I would never make plans for the future.

    1. I have no context for that statement from Gandhi, but I will say that it matches my own perspective. I try to live life such that if I were to die tomorrow I will be happy with how I lived. I certainly see your point, I just thought it interesting that it matches what is probably a different context.

      1. I hope my statement wasn’t in any way a downer for you on your birthday. I have no idea what point I was trying to make or why I was trying to make it here. You are a survivor and I congratulate and applaud you. I think if you can live every day giving the best of yourself to yourself and to others you will have no regrets. And when you are 70, I’d like to hear what your plans are for the next 5 years. Happy Birthday!

    2. Perhaps you only heard half the quote. The way I heard it was “Live today as if you were going to die tomorrow, and plan for tomorrow as if you were going to live a thousand years.”

  35. What an awesome Post!! Happy Be-Lated Birthday Prayers and Blessings of many…. more to come. Ty for stopping by my blog site hopefully you’ll join us I love your site how positive it is. My dad died of cancer @ 84 in 2010 he was stage 4 Kidney cancer at diagnosis but he pressed on for about another 2 years the Doctors were amazed given his age but he fought and he stayed positive until the end, an I admire that.

  36. Happy Birthday. I will reach 65 in a few months. Bitter sweet feelings about that milestone. Thanks for visiting and following David’s View.

  37. thanks for visiting AND following i appreciate your interest. i also admire your strength and courage AND wish you many more birthdays!

  38. Even though I wasn’t there to say happy birthday Happy birthday! 65 years and going strong! well done! a great feat to be proud of!

    Keep fresh – GrandScene

  39. thank you for joining my blog THE WAY TUGEAU !! and happy 65th…. having also recently turned 65 I know your celebration. I haven’t had cancer, but other ‘challenges’ and here I am…dealing happily each day, doing TONS, working, caring for others, loving and watching family grow (almost 7 grandkids) and SO apprecative. Can tell you feel that too. It’s worth the negative to get the heightened positive. And it is what it is…so go with it! right! enjoy !!

  40. i recently turned 64 – age has no dimensions – no limits – except on our bodies -i lived alone for some 20 years of a self imposed existence – how stupid – a woman recently tore down my walls of Troy and set me free – i too have had cancer – best thing that has happened to me – it took my voice and let me free to speak with creativity

  41. Happy belated 65th birthday. Mine is Sunday. Also 30+ years cancer survivor, although I prefer the term, victor. That give me the power.


  42. Hey there, happy belated birthday and thanks for checking out my blog : ) Hopefully you’ve got many, many years ahead of you!

  43. The most beautiful outcomes are results of positive energy overcoming the greatest oppositions. This is true everywhere in nature, just as it is true here. You are a beautiful person. Thanks for sharing all your messages.

  44. Happy Birthday! It is truly inspiring to see people who are dealt hands that others would cry about, and yet still manage to have better attitudes and more hope. I pray that your relationship with God can grow even stronger!

    God bless!

  45. Great post! Happy belated birthday.
    Thanks for following my blog.

    Your fighting spirit reminds me of my mom, years ago. During her chemo- a large room with patients attached to IV poles, all of them quietly reading, talking to a friend

    except for mom, with her headphones on listening to Mozart, IV pole trailing behind,

    and dancing.


  46. Golly, you seem like a spring chicken, child. After all, I am 67. Remember, the older you get, the less the rules apply. Kick out the jams!

  47. thank you for following my blog. as i was going through yours we have a couple of things in common. #1. your birthday is the same day as my daughter! #2. i to am a cancer survivor. seven years strong! even though i seem to not be able to do some of the things i use to do physically, like you, i live one day at a time. i love your upbeat, positive attitude! keep it up and keep healthy!

  48. Happy 65th, and wishes for many, many more! It’s great to connect with another fabulous woman blogger over 55! Thanks for following my blog 🙂 Hope you find it inspiring.

  49. What an amazing piece you’ve written. I wonder if you know the impact these words might have on others? I’m approaching my 50th birthday in less than 2 months. I can hardly digest this. I go frolicking through my life like I’m some kind of perennial 20-something until my joints remind me otherwise and then “BAM”. Holy cow how did I arrive here? I’m really sure how to approach this new chapter in the book of my life. Your words have given me inspiration though as I move forward into the next half century of my life, not that I plan on making it to 100. That all depends on how the next decade goes. It’s funny how now you begin to see the finality of life. When we’re younger, life is a vista without end and the end isn’t a concern. When the end begins to loom distantly on the horizon you reassess what you value and what you want to accomplish. I have to say that this causes a very sweet feeling in me of anticipation. There truly is something wonderful about moving into the later years of life, a blissful secret that can only be discovered by arriving.

    My mother is also “over 50” although just a bit more over than you are. She is also a cancer survivor and I plan on sharing this with her. Your bright optimism really is worth sharing far and wide. Simply beautiful.

  50. Late Happy Birthday! Please stay positive . We never know what life holds in store for us, but attitude affects everything. Thank you for visiting my blog. and giving me a chance to connect with you.

  51. Thank you for visiting my blog today…I sure do appreciate it! I am new to the blogging world to, just like you. Alot of learning and fun! I wanted to tell you after reading some of your posts…you are an inspiration…You rock!!!

  52. So glad we connected via blogging! Thanks for liking my “Four Going on Fourteen” post! Happy birthday EVERY day, and stay positive and thanks-filled and full of daily grace. God is good. God is love. He cares for you!

  53. Happy birthday, belatedly, and wishes for many, many more!!! Our God is THE God of love, hope, joy, and peace! He is always with you, and will carry you through your life walk. I’ll keep you in my prayers regarding your challenge with cancer. Keep smiling and blogging. Thanks for following my photog blog and liking my “Four and Almost Fourteen” post!

  54. I too am proud of my age. Not all 58 year olds are so full of a zest for life. Some have given up and are “old” at my age. Perhaps those of us who have faced our mortality appreciate and value the years under our belts. We know life is precious and can be taken from us at any time. Here’s to another 50 years!!

  55. Thank you for following my blog. It’s now May and much too late to wish you a happy birthday. But I wish you many blessings in every moment of your life. Bravo to your zest for life which many people half your age are missing on. You are an inspiration and I am glad to know you. *Hugs*

  56. Happy belated Birthday, Oneanna. In God’s time, we are always His beloved child and always young. BTW thank you for visiting my blog.

  57. Happy Belated Birthday! 🙂 Glad to have a new blogging friend. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your strength and optimism has just given me such a smile! God bless you!

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  59. hi, sorry it’s kinda late to say a birth day wishes but nothing is too late, don’t you think? Wish you all the best in your life and keep spirited, good motivation. cheers

  60. someone told me that you should celebrate important birthdays as if they are a string of pearls. you have as many birthdays in that year as there are pearls on the string. I turned 60 in april and i have decided that that is how i am going to celebrate this year. every day that something wonderful happens, whether its the scent of the gardenia in the air or a visit from one of my children, or even finding the perfect book to read on the porch before summer turns the porch in to an inferno, i am going to think “happy birthday to me”. i hope your string of pearls goes on forever.
    thanks for like our blog. we are humbled by yours and laughed out loud at the fact that your blogging issues are just like ours!

  61. What a lovely story about your birthday and your approach to life!

    Thanks for visiting my blog today. All good wishes to you!


  62. Thank you so much for your ‘follow’. I am honored and delighted. I’ll be glad if I could bring the smile on your face with my art. Best wishes, light and love to you. Yelena

  63. Steady the course and fight with all you have. I will be praying for victory, and blessings of a long and healthy life.

  64. Belated Happy Birthday!! And thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post… I love seeing what my readers are writing about themselves. Your post made me laugh and really helped me put things into perspective. Keep up the great, witty writing and I’ll definitely be back for more!!

    Happy blogging 🙂

  65. A very belated happy birthday! 65 seems so far away it feels like I’ll never make it (sorry I don’t mean that rudely) but it’s people like you who keep me keeping on!

  66. WOW what a great blog. I love it. Thank you for stopping by my blog. May God bless your journey for the next 5 years and your 1825 good deeds… Love Coreen

  67. Happy belated birthday;and thanks so much for taking time to stop by my blog.With your spirit and attitude you will have many awesome days ahead of you.I’ll be 62 next month and I feel as though I’m just getting started.God bless you and the wonderful life you have ahead.

  68. Thank you for visiting and following my blog! And Happy Belated Birthday! 🙂 Thank God for another year of life–as a cancer survivor! My mom is also fought a battle with cancer and survived, and she’s still doing great! 🙂

  69. Happy birthday Anna. It makes me feel quite touched since I’m living with my husband who also has cancer.

    My wise friend told me that I need love and devotion in times of pain. Also non-detachment, meaning nothing in the world belongs to me. I keep them in mind and will have a great day. I look forward to congratulationg your 100th birthday!

  70. Anna, I like your style – thanks for the charming and inspiring commentary on life. I look forward to reading more… at least for five more years ;o)

  71. Congratulations and Happy birthday! My own father just got diagnosed and so this is very near to my heart right now. I wish you the best and many more years of health and prosperity!

  72. I’ll be turning 60 next December and no on could be more surprised than I am. “. . .life is dangerous. …..Risk never sleeps….. From the minute we wake-up (if we wake-up), anything can happen to us.” Great line. True, too. On top of that, many of us (well, at least me) took more risks than needed because we were not sure we really want to be here. Thankfully, I’ve also come to a place where I am now grateful to God for each day, whatever it brings my way. Happy belated birthday.

  73. Happy Birthday!
    You have achieved a wonderful milestone. Sixty-five years of life which I assume has been for the most part worth it. Beating cancer is another milestone, keeping it beaten will take the rest of your life. You will do it. You have the right attitude. One piece of advice though, in your battle to win, don’t forget your heart. I say this because my late wife battled with breast cancer for twenty-five years. Her battle was getting over the fear during the yearly testing to see if she was still cancer free. In her effort to beat cancer (her mother and father both died of cancer) she forgot that heart disease ran on both sides of her family. That is what killed her one month after she celebrated (barely reached) sixty-five.
    Your story is different though, in that you are positive, and definitely on the right path to a long productive and happy life. Live it without regrets.

  74. Your enthusiasm and lust for life is admirable. You’re an inspiration to us all. Keep up the positive attitude and live your life to the fullest. God Bless You.

  75. …..Risk never sleeps….. From the minute we wake-up (if we wake-up), anything can happen to us.

    U are completly right. I wish u happy and healthy long life.

    The first forty years of our life give the text, the next thirty furnish the commentary upon it, which enables us rightly to understand the true meaning and connection of the text with its moral and its beauties.

  76. Happy birthday! God never takes for granted any one that appreciates Him,exceedingly abundantly above your imaginations and desires will He do for you…wishing you long life and prosperity as keep fulfilling your essence of existence. God bless.

  77. Well, if no one has yet done it, let me say “Welcome to the world of Medicare!” You’ve survived cancer, me, well, I survived two open heart surgeries in less than three years and I’m only one year older than you (see postings on my blog). Let’s get together in five years on your seventieth and swap more medical stories! I’m looking forward to it. J.

  78. I discovered your site after you made a comment on my own… I’ve just finished reading this post, now I’m crying for joy, because you ‘re still alive and you are keeping the faith and struggling for life. You are a really positive example, thanks for sharing your thoughts in this blog.
    Belated happy birthday!
    PS:we were born on the same day! 🙂

  79. Good for you. Age is mostly what goes on between your ears anyway. Many much younger than ourselves make themselves old by worrying about age. Here’s to your next 65 years being as happy as you are right now. Stay strong.

  80. Lovin’ your birthday post! I will share this with my friend, Pat. She just turned 89. You guys just keep pluggin’ along … there’s stuff to do, people to see, blogs to write! Sending you a big hug!

  81. Happy birthday!
    I’m really happy that you found my blog and now because of that I found yours. Thanks. This post is wonderful. It’s great to know that you can go on appreciating life and thinking positive things only: life’s what you make it! Enjoy every single minute.. I know that I just found your blog but this post touched my heart and my life (because of many things that are happening right now to me) in such a way that I couldn’t just leave it there, without letting you know. Thanks and a million times, thanks!
    Greetings from Argentina, Florencia.

  82. I’m over 50 as well. One day at a time, I do need to start walking. My uncle will be a 108 this summer, I hope to see him one more time. A good dose of prayer every day helps keep me in line. Alergic to aspirin, but I do try to eat healthy and I try to take as many picture as possible.
    Take Care…

  83. Hello & belated happy birthday! I love, love, LOVE this post. So glad to connect with you and look forward to your 70th birthday post! 😉 -azita

  84. You are an inspiration, and you are truly amazing! Thank you so much for visiting my post, and for your like – I am honored!

  85. I, also, am a cancer survivor. You and I feel alike… I mean to live ‘forever’. I loved your comment about driving a limo in very bad weather… ‘if anybody can do it, I can do it’. (non-Hodgkins lymphoma)

  86. love this post and love your outlook on life. Being thankful to God every day and living each and every moment to the fullest. This moment is all we truly have! Glad you stopped by my blog as well and liked my recent post. Experience all in complete acceptance, joy, gratitude and freedom from fear is part of my daily prayer/meditation.
    wishing you much love light and JOY

  87. and another BIG thanks for following my Not in India 2012 blog. Hope you find even some small words of inspirational thought their to assist you in same small way along your own life journey…in the same way that you are inspiring and assisting others along theirs with your blog.

    much love light and joy

  88. I tip my hat to you, miss. My father died this January from cancer. He was 58. I like your 5 yr plan and am trying to do something similar with my life. I want to help people with my life. I’m not going for 5yrs though. I’m not looking that far ahead. I am not as quite as cheerful as you seem to be. But carry on. I hope you are blessed with 5 more years of life and many more. Really I appreciate you. Sincerly, eshy,

  89. I understand mortality so well. I’ve had two near death experiences! I do try to cherish every day I live, knowing that it is only by God’s grace that I’m even alive. You be blessed 🙂

  90. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the Follow. My dad is a cancer survivor too… and we (my mother and siblings) have lived with him through his years of fighting the disease and the subsequent sixteen years of his being free of cancer. So here’s to a wonderful rest of the year and to a full life cancer free.

  91. Thanks for liking my blog but more importantly, thanks for the timely reminder about how precious life is! I rejoice with you in being a survivor!

  92. A wondrously happy belated birthday. A certain other lady is celebrating a Jubilee today, but it sounds like you have the recipee to live every day and every moment as a Jubilee.

    Your visits to my blog last week meant a lot to me. Let’s keep visiting with each other often.

  93. More than 500 likes and almost 200 comments. I’m trying to imagine what a picture of your birthday cake with candles would look like. You’re very brave, and you’ve enriched all our lives by reminding us how valuable each moment of life is. Take good care, and thank you.

  94. Thanks so much for visiting my log. It is new and was created to encourage people that GOD loves them and they have special gifts and talents planted in them to accomplish all of their dreams.

    You have now inspired me to create a page to add all my prayers that gave me strength to overcome the C and other issues that life can throw at you with power of praying the word of GOD.

    Keep checking my blog out I’m adding more prayers just for you right now. Tell anyone that you know that needs the power of praying the word of GOD to visit my blog GOD and I are filling it full if inspirational and empowering content and of course his word.


  95. You have a wonderful outlook! It’s contagious. Thanks for liking my blog Kelley Hospitality where we always find the good in everything. Why not? There’s enough of the other. I look forward to reading your posts.

  96. What a cheerful, encouraging blog–no wonder you got The Sunshine Award! I wouldn’t have known about it if you hadn’t found my new blog, and left a comment. Have no idea how you found it but I’m glad you did so I could come find out about you (and all your friends!). My birthday is just six days after yours. (I always say my “sign” is not Pisces but another fish–Ichthus.) Richest blessings to all of you!

  97. Happy belated 65th birthday from one who is approaching her 67th without the battle you’re facing so courageously and with such optimism. I am in awe!

    (And thank you for liking my post about my birthday!)

  98. Belated blessed birthday from a real 65 year old great grandad 🙂

    Reciprocating the visit.

    May the unconditional love of Abba surround you on your day by day walk as a survivor and fighter.

    Shalom john (Abba’s Ragamuffin).

  99. Happy Belated Birthday, indeed! … Here’s to the next five years, plus! … I hope every day you (or I) are/am here, you/I will be blessed with pleasant memories, thoughts, and occurrences. However, I think your closing line says it all, in this unpredictable life that we LIVE. Blessings to you (and me)! Marcy

  100. “People get too soon oldt and too late schmart,” said the old German. But life’s experiences are good teachers. “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” You have much to offer. Thanks for doing it. Lloyd Johnson at NCWA.

  101. can’t even remember if I said thanks for dropping by my blog. Years mean nothing as I am up there myself. I guess it’s what we have done with them and you certainly are an inspiration. Happy Earthday!!

  102. What an amazing spirit and great sense of humour in the face of cancer! God bless you and I know your blogging is a blessing to many who read it!

    Thanks for also taking the time to drop by my blog and liking my latest post too 🙂

  103. Thank you for visiting my little blog and liking a post. I will certainly explore and follow yours. Belated happy birthday to you! I admit to being on the back side of 60! Every day is special at any age as there is no guarantee of another birthday for any of us. Best of luck to you in your fight.

  104. Belated Happy Birthday! sorry for the late greeting, and thank you for liking my blog. it is such pleasure to be liked 🙂 i will soon be having my birthday as well, and yes, i thank God for each day of existence. you take care and continue enjoying life, it is a gift from God. 🙂

  105. Thank you for visiting my blog ( and inviting me to visit yours. I love your birthday piece. You go, girl! Blessings…

  106. Happy belated birthday. You’re such an positive beautiful person and I like how u look at life. Best of luck to you and best wishes. Keep god first and everything will follow. You are on the right track and very positive and such an inspiration, God bless.

  107. I love your enthusiasm in life. Thank you for all the computation! 🙂 It was a wake up call for me. The Bible says “Seventy years are given to us! Some even live to eighty” (Psalm 90:10). So, yeah, I agree with you. Let’s live life one day at a time, giving our best and living our lives for the Lord. Thank you for liking one of my entries! May God continue to bless you! Remember that whatever you’re going through, “God is holding your hand and is there to help you” (Isaiah 41:13). 🙂

  108. I’ll be praying for your next five years, and the next five after that and so on and so forth, it’s easy to see that your life is pleasing you and our God, so bless you and thank you! Your inspiration will not fall short!

  109. Belated Happy Birthday! Your life is an inspiration, may God grant you many more years. Stay happy and enjoy your walk with God!
    PS: Thanks also for following my blog and sharing your enthusiasm and positive outlook in life, I’m greatly blessed!

  110. Hi there oneanna65! I just came in and checked my mail, what a blessing to see your “like” message there. 🙂 My mother wrote “Joy in the Midst of My Storm” and wanted to share it with everyone. Cancer is one nasty booger but it’s defeatable with faith in God, a determined mind and healthy living. I also want to wish you a happy belated birthday! There’s a scripture that reads, “Faith without works is dead.” You have the works – eating right and healthy living but I challenge to say, “I *will* live to be 70 and plus! There are no impossibilities with God. My mother lived through colon cancer in 2006 and breast cancer in 2010, never once did she doubt that she would not only survive but live long and prosper. I believe the same for you. God bless you for your positivity, love and willingness to share with all of us. I hope to see you again! ~Rebecca

  111. I feel I’ve met a soul friend. Though I don’t have cancer, I struggle with less than perfect health. You share my youngest son’s birthday (mine is only 5 days later). Thanks for your courageous and inspiring post.

  112. I just turned 64. Great inspirational piece. Been doing that “one day at a time” thing for 22 years.
    Happy Birthday.

  113. thank you for “liking” my post; WordPress in its infinite wisdom sent me to this one of yours. Now how did WP know I’m 74?

    May I suggest one thing? That you exchange “over 50” for telling your age. How else will people see that there are a variety of ways for various ages to look if we continue to be coy about our age?

  114. I’d like to add my Happy Birthday (your attitude is one we should all emulate), and to thank you for the “like” on my recent blog post, Dogs and Angels. I’ll be following you to 65 shortly, so how can I not follow your blog.

  115. Happy Birthday many days late. But what is so beautiful is that you chose to visit my blog and click the like button on a post where I quoted scripture from the bible and it was Psalm 65. God Bless to you And thanks for visiting my blog!!

  116. Happy Birthday. Love your positive attitude. May each day bring you love and happiness. From one recycled teenager (I’m over 65) to another, have a sunshiney day.

  117. Belated Happy Birthday! You GO! As long as life is good! You sound young to me. Consider juicing, I have read lots of good stuff about what juicing does for our health and vigor. I have to start myself. I am right behind you at 55. Much love and thank you for liking a post on one of my blogs!

  118. Everybody gets to be young, but not everybody gets to be old. Sounds like you are enjoying the privilege of moving toward maturity. I’ll bet you beat your cancer and live to a hundred! Hang tough!

  119. Your persistence and love of life is amazing. I wish the best for you. I am an atheist so I cannot say “God Bless”. Nevertheless, if there is a God, may he/she or it bless you.

  120. Happy 65th in April of this year; and many more. Although I have lost people dear to me to cancer, I also know several who have pushed through over 25 years of contending or remission.

  121. This short life is but a bridge, a passage to the real life. Our souls are eternal. They are having an earthly experience for a change!

    I hope you keep enjoying the rest of your life, and move peacefully to the next, with the Grace of God.

    The Soaring Eagle

    P.S. BTW, thanks for dropping by my blog and liking my last poem.

  122. Happy birthday I hope you had a wonderful day. I am a follower of yours now and look forward to your next post. Thank you so much for liking my blog I really appreciate your support. cheers Judy 🙂

  123. Wow, you are young. My grandmother is 92, my cousin I think turned 80 at her last Birthday, my Aunt S. is turning 70 and my great Aunt Mary at her deathbed in 2010 was 99. Like I said young.

  124. I really liked this most. I honestly believe that deep down in your heart and soul the person finally chooses when to pass away if they’re at full health of course. At 65 however you still have a decade or more in you so you’re a bit early! 😀

  125. You are lucky, you are indeed a survivor, you have a beautiful soul. All the best and many joyful Haaaapy Birthday to you!

    Do you know this recipe against the cancer? In my county are people who was saved and live because of it.

    Royal jelly – 4 gr.
    Acacia honey – 1,5 kg
    Ground pollen – 300 gr.
    Saline – 20 dl
    Propolis tincture – 150 gr.

  126. A very belated happy birthday, and may you still be posting “when I reach 95, I will continue to make plans” — and thanks for checking out my blog as well!

  127. Many thanks oneAnna65, for dropping by my BookLog and liking the recent post.
    Here’s my belated birthday wishes to you and all power to your blogging on how to live a healthy and good life every day.

  128. Hi there, thanks for stopping by and liking my “world” – see that we both had the same destiny behind us with cancer. A demon that I don’t want to dance again with and I have plans to live much longer then 65 – 15 months left. Please, drop by again. *smile

  129. I sure hope it’s true that 60’s are the new 50’s because I’m not very far behind you. I look forward to following your work as well Thx Fortmyersbob

  130. Happy belated Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!! and also congratulations….. you are truly a survivor and will continue to be……. thanks for stopping by 🙂

  131. Bless your heart! I have a friend who beat cancer. Her story is on The Susan B. Komen website. If you want her name contact me at itsmindbloggleing. You are a survivor and I bet you’ll see 90! I’m 70 and still in good health.

  132. Well I didn’t know you when it was your birthday, so I want wish you now (with a little delay) happy birthday! 🙂

  133. More than a little late here, I know, but how about we pretend I am EARLY for next year’s birthday wish?


    Happy 65th and 2.5 months to you! And a many more to come.


  134. Happy very belated birhthday!! You and I share the same birthday 🙂 I turned 49 this last April 6th so heading to the big 5-0 next spring!! Congratulations on your battle and victory over cancer!!

  135. A late Happy birthday to you! Actually my birthday is also on the 6th of April just not the same year…much younger..
    but thanks for visiting my blog, I like yours very much, the cancer killing recipes wow…
    I would like to read more!
    have a nice wekend

  136. I love this! What an inspiration you are. I find myself thinking about how many people whose lives you must have touched and blessed throughout those 65 years!

  137. One great thing about birthdays is the more you have, the longer the celebration – a day for each year, I’ve heard. Congratulations for keeping the party going!

  138. …My life is like driving a limo in very bad weather: IF ANYBODY CAN DO IT, I CAN DO IT…

    This is very, very funny and VERY uplifting!
    Sixty-five eh? And cancer? I lost my twin sister to cancer in September.

    So, mister, well, well done, and Happy Birthday!

  139. You are amazing and an encouragment to us all. Cancer effects every family. My sister-in-law has been taking chemo treatments for 8 years now. She has a very agressive breast cancer that has shown up in her lungs. The doctor wants her to remain on chemo treatment for 4 more years. She was in her early 30 when she was diagnosed. She loves God and is a fighter.
    I love your blog. You can really help lots of people. Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog. Blessing Always and may God continue to be with you!!! Diane

  140. Hi
    I found your blog when you commented on mine! You are an inspiration and yes God is so good! He is the one that gives us breath to breath everyday. i am happy I have met you

  141. I seem to be at the bottom of a very, very long list of well wishers. I’m 63 3/4 and I’m happy about the 3/4. Every day count as you well know. Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is the easy way for me to find you and learn what you are writing about. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

  142. thanks for being so upbeat and positive about life and your life! that is a strong key to survival in this world—-I also noticed you mentioned God. That is the main thing.

  143. Most of exist and do not live.
    Even Existence is a Miracle as we have a shell called body which is the most complicated mechanism in the world.
    While existing is not in our hands , Living is.
    Looking at Life in its perspective where we know that Life and The world is despite us and not because of us.
    May He Grant us the wisdom to know what is important and what is not..
    Acquired possessions including relations need not contribute to our happiness in the world nor the world.
    For they owe us nothing.
    We need to live at peace with ourselves and only we can do it,
    May He bestow you with Contentment ,Peace and Tranquillity and no rancour and regrets.
    * I am sixty two.

  144. Happy Belated! Mine was the 13th of April. God Bless you and I rebuke any form of cancer in the name of Jesus. My son is also a survivor, and I give all thanks to my heavenly Father. Thank you for visiting my site. Make sure your sugar count does not rise while drinking those shakes. 🙂 Love You!

  145. Just a few words from an old song:
    “I speak life.. You’re gonna live oh my brother (my sister).
    I speak life.. You are the the head and not the tail.. You will prevail.
    I speak life.. Don’t give up the fight for your life.. You shall live and not die”..

    Life is most definitely worth fighting for..and a happy belated birthday to you. Cheers!!!

  146. Happy Belated Birthday!

    I was scrolling through a few of your posts and I love them all…with the exception of one thing.

    It seems that you believe in God because He will save you, but not because you love Him. For example, in your post “Cancer Killing Recipe,” your faith was ultimately derived from fear of death.

    I do admire the revelation that you’ve come to. We should live as healthy as possible. But, perhaps God is also keeping you alive so that you can have a deep relationship with Him & call others to Him.

    This is just a thought. Keep up the great work!

  147. Hy oneanna65! Thank you very much for reading and liking my recent post. What you are doing is such a beautiful thing, I’m sure you are helping a lot of people.
    Wish you many five-year periods to enjoy life!
    Read you soon 🙂

  148. Dear Anna! Wow – anyone who fights cancer is a hero!! I honor your journey, what you do to heal, it is so beautiful that you are sharing your story!
    Have you heard about Kris Carr and her “Crazy Sexy Cancer”? Kris is such an inspiration – there is a documentary as well about her journey and life. She is incredible!!
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog 🙂

  149. A very belated birthday to you, oneanna65! I’m cleaning out thousands of back emails and found this one! You have such an upbeat attitude and a loving heart….we all should have the same!
    You are inspiring, and I wish you the very best! I know you’ll be planning your next 20 years when you’re 70. Keep on smiling! 😉

  150. You share your birthday with younger sister who is 62 and also overcame a very nasty cancer a few years ago. I am older than you and haven’t got time to die – too many journals still to create, too many missing ones still to recover, and too many entries still to make, let alone having time to look after all my animals and land and plants and trees and I have another two years until my youngest ‘cellist leaves school. I didn’t take on any youngsters when I retired from full-time, because my Mum died suddenly at 67 and many of her pupils were traumatised. I am her final age now, but every day here is beautiful even with torrential rain, horse flies and manure collection to be done. 🙂

  151. Happy birthday young man, I raise my glass to you. Keep on fighting and don’t give up. Smile and see you’ve got so many blog followers smiling with you. You’ve made us all very happy. Go enjoy the rest of your birthday. By the way, what date is your birthday?

  152. What an amazing soul you are! You are meant to be here at this most auspicious time to share yourself with others. Your brave spirit is a light to guide others. Congratulations for stepping up to the challenge. You have won.

  153. A very belated Happy Birthday to you! You are an absolute inspiration! I’d also like to thank you personally for visiting my blog. I’m glad you liked my picture, I’m planning on writing some articles about astronomy for beginners and I hope you’ll find it interesting, maybe a new little hobby 🙂 take care!

  154. Wow! What a great post! Thanks for liking my little blog too (the Date Night Club one). I will be turning 52 on Wednesday so I intend to celebrate with fireworks! I am thrilled to play on this little planet minute by minute, quest by quest. On the rainy days, I try to remember to find the most inviting puddle to splash through. Keep up your glorious “ener-joy” (energy+joy….yes, I like to create my own vocabulary at times…wink)! We will see you still leaping great heights a decade or two from now, I am CERTAIN! Savor the day! Your playmate in Time….Tink

  155. Happy Belated Birthday! Wish you all the best!
    Keep fighting cancer and enjoying what this world has offered you!
    Eat healthy food and travel more 😉
    Cheerio from Thailand!

  156. Well done, 65 is a good innings and I hope you go on to make your century.
    My fortune teller told me I will die when I’m 67 (he said I will be eaten by a shark!). I have 11 years to go. I don’t really believe in fortune telling but the good thing about knowing when I am going to pop is that I have made sure that I fill my time productively and not waste a single day.

  157. You have been such a faithful follower of my spiritually centered poetry site, hence I felt you were due for a visit. Both my wife and I turned seventy earlier this year. My wife is a two time breast cancer “overcomer.” We work every day in our State Farm Insurance Agency of twenty-eight years in McKinney, Texas. Our life is full in communting between our McKinney home and our second home on Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas. Truly life begins at sixty-five!

  158. I wish I had read your post a long time ago… Thank you. And I am convinced that you will beat everything life throws at you. Go for it! The world should read everything you write. Hey, how about doing some painting?

  159. Your way of living is just plain awesome. I’m 67 so I can relate, though I’m not living with cancer. I send you healing energy today and every day. I wish you strength and joy. Thank you for liking one of my posts – not for the usual reasons, but because it allowed me to find you. May today be filled with interesting moments. I would welcome a personal message if you wish.
    Warm regards, Susan

  160. Happy 49 and and holding; I do not like round numbers, I know Cancer is an insidious beast it can take away ones joy and peace, but thanks to faith found and bound with grace the beast it can be fought. I had a prest come to me, as I lay in intensive care, my son its time for the last rights, Father I’m not ready yet; I have only begun this fight, now it goes no each day the war it rages but grace does win and holds the line. For each minute of ones life is a precious gift one must savor and enjoy.It is for sure our time is measured each has an appointed allotment,but its not the length of time but how we live that says the most to others.God has now blessed me with two life times divided by cancer and its Friends, and now I face the beast again stronger more sure and grateful for each day. for my life is not defined by the big C but by my faith the grace and Christ Jesus who has set me free. may you ever be more blessed and enjoy the gift..

  161. Belated Happy Birthday. Thanks for liking my post. The Word of God says that we are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. I admire your courage fight and not to live a defeated life.

  162. Reblogged this on Lion 2 Lamb and commented:
    A wonderful person filled with vitality and vigor! Very excited and honored that this amazingly breath-taking human being is still alive – inspiring and helping others around the word (and of course for reading this blog)! Thank you and God Bless, our prayers are with you always.

  163. “I HOPE FOR THE BEST IN LIFE, BUT I’M PREPARED TO FIGHT THE WORST.” That’s a fantastic attitude, we could all do with some of that.

  164. Hi Thank You for visiting my sit at .. Just would like to congratulate you , on making it a whole 65 years and” Happy Birthday!” You forgot to add minutes in a year, lol . Where that would be 525,600 minutes in a year times 65! Great to be here also!

  165. First of all congratulations on your 65th birthday, and I am hoping to get many more likes on my blog from you. At least for the next 5 years!!
    Good luck! Wishing you all the best.

  166. Belated Birthday greetings, I hope everyday is a happy one, I love your philosophy and positive thinking and happy thoughts are always good for everyone’s health 🙂

  167. Forging ahead with your kind of faith and strength, I see a lot many more happy years..God bless! 🙂 hope ur birthday was the most beautiful yet!

  168. My newly wed husband and I operate on the ’30 year plan.’ We plan to renegotiate it when we reach that day. We’re both approaching 70, so we have some life to live yet. Congrates on your 65th and on your NEXT 30 years. 🙂 IE

  169. Happy belated 65th birthday to you! You are a survivor and I know we’ll see you around for years to come! Thank you for visiting my page and liking my post about self-publishing. Good to hook up with you on WordPress.

    God’s Blessing to You.

  170. Congratulations for reaching 65 and thank you so much for this inspiring post! Everyone needs a piece of your fighting spirit and value for life. Have fun on your journey to 70 🙂
    D.N. x

  171. Well, I never had cancer, but my birthday was yesterday – so Cancers Rule! (not sure if that seems inappropriate – hope u take it the right way!)
    I really like these milestone birthdays, Here is hoping I get 40 more and you get 65 more!
    Best wishes!

  172. You have a a very inspiring blogg! I liked reading it. My mom used to have her birthday as well on the 6th of april, so for me, that’s still a special day. Unfortunately, she didn’t get to 65… That’s why I love how you approach life, it really is a blessing every day. Thank you for liking my blogg as well, I just started, but feel that this is a good thing to do :-). I Wish you all the best!

  173. Thanks for liking my blog. I have a friend who is dealing with lung cancer. She was diagnosed 2 years ago. Did chemo and had a lung removed, and her brain zapped a few times for tiny specs. She is cancer-free, for now. Every two months she gets an MRI. Every 3 months she gets a PETSCAN. She is also blogging about her life with this. I sent her your link. You have great data to share.

  174. I loved your post and it set me to thinking on many things. One: have you tried self hypnosis at all? If so, what were the results? Two: also I wonder if during a trance I could send you healing energy. There is only one way to find out so I shall begin doing so this very pm. Soar! Let me know if you feel perked up! 😉
    Light and Love and Peace,
    Steven Narbonne

  175. April 6th: That was my mother’s birth date. Happy belated birthday. So you are an Aries. Strong willed, hard working, and fun to be with. My mom was a singer until she lost her ability due to a goiter operation, but she still danced. When one of the big bands played on the radio if you were home you were dancing with Mom. I feel like I know you. Love your blog. Hope and laughter is all we need.

  176. Thank you for visiting my blog. I, too, just had a birthday, my 69th. And I too, am a cancer survivor of 29 years. I had asked God at the time for enough time to raise my children – well those children now have children plus one is a grandmother too. I know I am blessed but I also think that it is like you said, one day at a time and live each day to it fullest. Cancer is beatable, I know.

  177. Happy birthday! You have a very inspirational story. Your thoughts are very powerful. Electromagnetic waves can do anything, and having so many people using their brain power together is excellent. My birthday was at the weekend, so it was much more recent than yours. But it must be fantastic really, to have people continually reading your blog and telling you: happy birthday! When really, it has passed now. I am glad you visited my blog – I am very pleased to meet you. I want to spread happiness and I hope you enjoyed it. I will come again.

  178. Thank you for finding my newbie blog, Anna. This post is extremely touching and inspiring and I’m really looking forward to reading more. 1825 good wishes to you. Franziska

  179. I like this blog entry. Nothing is impossible for Him. I am approaching 5 years with cancer and God has strengthened me. I believe I will be completely healed by his hand. The lymphoma has been steadily shrinking without treatment.

  180. I hope your Birthday was the very Happiest and I wish you many more. You can always be assured that there are those of us older than you, still planting seeds that take 5 years to see a bloom and looking forward to the next episode life brings. Thank you for visiting my Seedscatterer blog.

  181. You’re 65, have cancer, and you take the time to read my stuff. You’re a brave woman, and I thank you for that.

  182. Go, Girl, you can beat it. Just fight it with all you have, and you sound like you are doing just that…There are a lot of folks cheering for you. A lot of folks are beating cancer today….I’ll be reading your blog when you are 80, I betcha….

  183. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post. I’m glad you did so that I could discover this amazing blog of yours. This post gave me chills as I was reading it. I can’t imagine the strength you have at 65, facing the horrors of cancer. I think you’re incredible – thank you for the gift of your inspirational words!

  184. wow, you\’re amazing!!! Not only I appreciate you stopping by my blog but this entry of yours just inspired me more than ever. You’re one heck of a proof that there is still life after or even with cancer! Thank you so much for being so brave and so positive, I guess you’re my ’angel for the day! 🙂
    That post of mine ’Seven Months Later’ is actually my own experience and feelings dealing with my mom’s breast cancer.

  185. Happy Bilated Birthday !!! to you and may all your dreams come true…! Thanks for visiting my blog (

  186. Inspiring stuff. I think the trick with any illness is simply to concentrate on taking the next step. Sometimes, trying to tackle the whole enormity of a thing can be a little overwhelming. However, by just getting the next step right, you can keep moving forwards.

    Good stuff. I’ll see you when you’re seventy.

  187. I have a friend who cured herself of kidney cancer when she was in her mid forties. She celebrated her 70th birthday last year! She did what you are doing: healthy foods, meditation, and lots of time in nature. Be well my friend…

  188. Thanks for stopping by and liking my post! All the best to you. Happy Belated Birthday. Enjoy your life and most of all, continue dancing!


  189. Such Integrity!!! I try to make it a habit to follow those in life that has: Loyalty, Honor & Respect. I walk with no one who doesn’t have the walk in them and keep my mind & heart opened to those who do. It’s an honor to have found you. Your words are message of healing and guidance. It’s exactly what God expects from us all. My day has just grown richer in meeting someone like you. God Bless you with many more birthdays and in continuing your positive walk in good health and spirits.

  190. Happy Belated Birthday – I love your attitude! Thanks so much for visiting my blog – The Inspiration Queen and know you are welcome to return at any time I will certainly be in touch with your delightful writings! Carry on!!!

  191. U r not just a fighter and a survivor but a warrior. U r ur Own heeler! If u were here I would have hugged u and yelled out “Whooooo!! U r the One!”
    it’s not easy fighting 4 ur life. I’ve seen so many fighters and cancer free people, and my mother is one of them. God bless u mum and u dear and all the survivors out there. U r an admirable ideal to us, u simple r saying ” Don’t EVER GIVE UP!!” in anything…

  192. I love your fighting spirit. A friend at church recovered from 4th stage backbone cancer.
    She is now a living testimony. One fella I know of had gum cancer and continue to preach the word of God to and is traveling to Malaysia from the UK annually. He is is late 70s. He may not travel alone anymore.

    Live it up to the best !

    Bible limits is 120 years.

  193. Happy Birthday dear. Despite of the number of days that god allows us to stay in this world, I know that you are already in the heart of all your readers for ever. Thanks for having a beautiful blog and take the time to share, I think the little things can become the brightest ones for this world, when they are made with love. Lot of blessings for you everyday.

  194. Happy Birthday! I am an over 50 cancer survivor too! I have already lived 5 years since the cancer diagnosis, so now I am working on my next 5 years. You go girl! Live life to the full! And yes, God was with me every step of this battle, just as He is with you.

  195. Thanks for your ‘like’ on my “” posts,
    Wish you long life.
    I salute to your inspirational life and courage to fight. There is lot to learn from you.I am April born too. I will never .. never forget to wish you

  196. Thank you for such a life-affirming post! Thank you for finding my blog and liking my post. I hope you will watch my Late Bloomer episodes as they are intended to be life-affirming in every way, and entertaining! My first thought in the morning and the last thought at night is “Thank you God, for this day.” I’m sharing your post with my dear friend who has had three bouts with cancer, and another friend who just got a second cancer diagnosis, and another friend who’s exhausted all treatments and is hoping for the best. Connecting with my soil is the best thing I’ve ever done for my head, so, I highly recommend growing something (plant more than one, haha!), it really gives you so much to look forward to! God Bless you!

  197. Another five years? Is that all?
    Last year I made the half century, and I decided the next fifty years are going to be different from the last fifty years. If you’re still here and breathing, you might as well take the long-term view.

  198. Oh, do I know how 65 is such a milestone! I posted a “birthday” post on my 65th birthday too. I have been spared any major illnesses so far, but have had a lot of “accidental” medical setbacks so share that experience with you to some extent. Love your positive attitude! Can I “borrow” your over-50 response? It’s so much better than my “I’m 60-something” retort if anyone dares to ask!

  199. 65? You are still a baby!!! And you only expect to live 5 years more??? Heck I’m 76 and need to live at least 4 more for my 20th Leap Year birthday when I will be 20!!!

  200. Happy birthday. Our best friend died of cancer at 66, and my husband turns that this year. He quit trying as soon as he found out. You have done so well. It’s not easy. My mom battled it multiple times, and lived to be 80 – 20 years after she had her cancerous kidney removed. Keep on thriving.

  201. Darling
    You are much more than a ‘survivor’ – which in itself is a GREAT feat, worth celebrating.

    You, my dear, are a THRIVER ( from the verb, to Thrive!).

    All the gods and goddesses bless you for your upbeat spirit and indomitable humor.

    May you continue celebrating life and your womanhood for many decades of wellness!

  202. You have such a great attitude and zest for life. You remind me of m dad, who has battled Cancer twice. I think it’s most important to have that attitude. You seriously can do anything if you believe it hard enough. If you are determined you can do it.

    My dad was told he had six months MAX when they found it the first time. He said, “No I don’t.” and through sheer will and stubbornness survived for like 28 years before it came back. This time it manifested in a lump in his throat. A new set of doctors told him that it didn’t look good.

    This time the lump was a tumor that turned out to be wrapped around his jugular. A three hour surgery turned into six. He survived that and then through sheer will and stubbornness he ignored the doctors that finally told him he couldn’t eat solid food and armed with a blender and spoon he set out to prove them wrong again. He blended everything he could find and blended the crap out of it and then gradually lessened the time amount of blending. If he choked he went back to pureeing it. That was three years ago.

    It is all in your attitude. You and everyone who reads this should keep being strong. Listen to yourself and KNOW you are stronger than a few measly cells. That doesn’t mean no fear, but it does mean facing it and walking through the fire.

  203. I am happy for your birthday!!! I spent my 55th birthday in hospital being operated on for cancer. The storm passed, I’m still standing. And will stand as long as God gives me breath. I am always so happy to hear from other survivors. Bless you and many more years of living and joy to you!!!

  204. Nice read, I am going to link you tomorrow on my webpage. Let some more people know about your perspective on life, which is interesting to say the least.


  205. It is long past the time since you have made this post, but I wanted to wish you a (belated) happy birthday, and many more to come.
    (Thank you for looking at my blog, as well.) I don’t comment very much (this is my first comment on someone else’s blog! I’m still new to WordPress), but I wanted to let you know that I found this post inspirational. I only just reached my 18th birthday, so I hope that when I am your age, I will be just as wise and life-loving – maybe I can inspire others as you have done me.

  206. Thank you for visiting my blog; I’m happy it brought me here! I love your attitude of gratitude. The older I get, the more I realize the importance of simply being thankful for so many things we often take for granted. I’m wondering if you have ever read a book by Jason Wright called “The Seventeen Second Miracle”? It had a slow start for my tastes but picked up and painted some great life lessons (with a nice little surprise twist near the end!). If you check it out, I hope you enjoy! MK

  207. Congratulations! You’ve completed 65 successful revolutions around the sun at a blistering 66,000 miles per hour, all the while surviving within an atmosphere that, relative to the size of the earth is as thick as the skin on an apple. If that doesn’t prove you can beat the odds against risk, I don’t know what does! And may you survive many more revolutions! (… including the social one to come, when the wheels come fully off the economic bus). Cheers.

  208. Wow, that is an awesome blog. Congratulations, you have done well! I think you can do 5 years. That’s my kind of plan, too: read, eat good food, study, exercise, good stuff. I am happy for you. Count today as something you’ve done good. You affected me in a good way.

  209. Belated congrats on your 65th. I turned 61 on April 10. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I became a grandfather on May 1. That really changed my goals for living as long as I can. I will do all I can, but it really is up to the Lord. Keep fighting the good fight. Five years is a good short term goal. Let’s both make that and keep right on going.

  210. Congratulations! (the “over 50” term made me think of my mom, that’s her term for her age! People like you always inspire me! I just found out that I have a tumor on my ovary by having an ultrasound of my bladder. I’m only 21, and the thought of getting a biopsy when they remove the tumor and it possibly coming up cancerous scares the living daylight out of me. By reading inspirational stories and posts by survivors such as you, it’s not as scary. Be it cancerous or not, I know I’ll make it through. Thank you. 🙂

  211. it might be too late to say happy birthday to you. but it’s never too late to thank God for having someone like you who can inspire others to embrace life no matter what, even while fighting with cancer. i love you positive energy towards life. thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post. keep on writing…

  212. Belated Happy Birthday! Stay as strong and brave as you are! Your values in life are quiet inspiring. Im quiet honored for you liking my recent post. =)

  213. Turned 65 December of 2011, not a big deal. Find what you love and do it, then it doesn’t matter if you make it another 5 years or another 25. I still ride my mountain bike and my road bike, why? Because a moving target is harder to hit! Thanks for stopping by our post and keep on keepin’ on.

  214. Your post is such an incredible shot of inspiration. Thank you for liking my blog and thank you for being you!:)

  215. Happy Birthday!!! I’m very thankful for you coming to my blog…Your the first to like it and it made my day!

    Happy Birthday again,

  216. Hello, thanks for visiting my blog. We have a lot in common. I survived cancer twice, and I too live one day at a time. I am striving to make it to 65, three more years to go, then I will have another goal. God bless you and give you strength.

  217. Congratulations! I love your idea of doing something good every day and making each day count …no matter how much time we have left. I support you with all my heart!

  218. Love your blog…love your positive attitude…love your outlook on LIFE!!!! Happy Birthday and all God’s Blessings for a long & peaceful life, so you can show the devil who’s BOSS!!!!

  219. You may have turned 65 years old, but I think your mind is still incredibly young. I love your positive attitude and fighting spirit. Good for you! Wishing you plenty of happiness every day of the week! Thank you for dropping by my blog as well!

  220. Interesting perspective – to know the number of days you’ve been on the plannet! I don’t’ keep such close track… Happy birthday!

  221. Happy Birthday. I liked your comment about how everything and every day in life is dangerous, and yet look how many people live long lives to create the average of 80 years or more? Amazing isn’t that, that we make it through the day. That’s something to celebrate every day.

  222. Congratulations and a belated Happy Birthday!! I am over 50 too but in October I turn 63. I’ll take a page from your book and I won’t say it again:) How time flies. Enjoyed your blog.

  223. Much thanks for saying that our TrueTyme clock and more is awesome. So are you!!!

    While I have not to survive cancer, I did have a multi-hour heart attack in mid January of 2006. And a quad by-pass a week later. So I cannot agree with you more about how good it is to be alive.

    Warmest regards, Yale Landsberg — and my lovely wife of forty years, Jackie

    P.S. As TrueTyme was created to give instants of micro-happiness and moments of well-being, depending on when and how ti is being used, we hope that someone as positive as you will enjoy using it in all sorts of ways!!!

  224. A belated happy birthday. I only found out about it because you liked a post on my blog today. Interesting to note that your birthday is the day before mine. Also, on my 65th birthday, I was also battling cancer. Five years later, I am a survivor with no remaining symptoms. Hope you will be too.

  225. Happy birthday and congrats on not just being a survivor but living and appreciating the very gift of every day. U do never know what’s around the corner. I’ve just from visiting my very healthy and fit 80plus mother…..who currently sports panda bear black eyes and swollen cheek from a bad fall at a railway station, running to catch a train. She’s smiling, she broke nothing and asks no sympathy…so yeh u don’t know what the next moment brings so we need to celebrate every moment.

  226. Happy Birthday! I won’t hit that one until next year but I haven’t faced what you have. It’s this a wonderful way to meet and greet people? Blogging and writing is a technology I appreciate when it allows positive sharing with others. Thanks for the like.

  227. This is a very inspirational Post and I am so glad that you visited my blog to give me a chance to join the Happy Birthday wishes! I am also over 50 and quite a bit over than you. I am finding this Journey to be challenging but the most fun I have had in my life. Meeting people like you is one of the best parts. I also have health problems, Who doesn’t, but I don’t mind fighting with whole foods, working in my veggy garden, painting, writing and making the most of life.My warmest regards to you!

  228. Thanks for liking my post and congrats and 65 years!! We are all here on a journey on this rock and each of us is on a different path with different challenges. Have you heard about fasting? (not Slim-Fast, lol) … I recommend researching fruit-fasting for health. The medical establishment has tried hard for years to suppress information on the cure for cancer, mostly successfully. Still, there are a few practitioners out there who have managed to retain the information and with the help of YouTube are finally getting it out to a new audience of DESPERATE, DISILLUSIONED, and CHRONICALLY SUFFERING souls who are searching for the cure — not just treatment of symptoms and a falsely grimm diagnosis of life expectancy.

    If you want to learn more on how to heal yourself naturally with fruits and herbs I’d suggest reading up on these topics:

    Dr. Robert Morse,
    God’s Herbs,
    Nature’s Botanical Pharmacy,
    The Great Lymphatic System, and
    Fat Sick & Nearly Dead

    … and feel free to check out my WordPress blog dedicated to health and wellness:

    These will be a good a starting point to introduce you to concepts most “Ph. D’s” have never even heard of. If you’ve made peace with your situation and are ready to leave this world, then I’d advise against doing the research … otherwise, the cure is there — it’s not snake oil either — a real cure that is proven and all you have to do is educate yourself and embrace the process.

    Good luck my friend and congratulations and your road to recovery!

    – Codeslayer2010

  229. Belated birthday wishes to you. I like your positive attitude towards life. Wish you many more years of good health and happiness. Keep writing. …and thanks for visiting my blog.

  230. Congratulations on your milestone and Happy Birthday! Yes, one never knows if they are going to be around for the next one, especially after we hit 50. So I say to you, way to go, and may you be here to blog for many, many, more to come!

  231. Happy belated birthday! Wonderful that you have learned to live one day at a time! We do not know what will happen moment to moment. We are often afraid to live life but at 55 I have been learning to put my foot in it! Now I put both feet in and face those fears that life puts in front of us. Funny when you do that most things work out just perfect! All the Best to you!

  232. Happy belated birthday also. I love the way you have years and days figured out to their numerical extractions. Your cheerful attitude is also very nice. I’m losing my father to cancer this year, and he is always annoyed when people ask him why he’s smiling all of the time, “Why should I frown, That doesn’t help anything.” is his quote.

  233. Just wanted to wish you a VERY belated Happy Birthday (but a sincere one nevertheless) and wish you many, many more happy and healthy years. Also, I wanted to thank you for reading my blog and encouraging me with your “likes”. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts and this birthday one made me pause for a moment and reflect on how lucky we are to have the chance to enjoy the things that we have and do. Will stop back here for more visits.

  234. Happy belated birthday to you. My birthday is April 9th. I turned 60 this year. A lot of good people are born in April!! You are a cancer surviver!! I used to work for a Cancer Center in Florida. There were many that were survivers.!! We had a ‘Celebration of Life’ every year and honered all the survivers. It grew every year!! Keep being happy and celebrate life every day!!

  235. May the Lord continue to bless you all the days of your life. I’m a few months late, but happy birthday anyways 🙂 Thank you for sharing your life with all us strangers out here. You inspire more than you know, I’m sure!