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Dear Robyn …

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Dear Robyn,

Today is your birthday,
and the eve
of a new year.

~

Take pause,
reflect, and be
grateful for
all the gifts of this
year past:

All
the
growth;

the
wisdom;

and
the Love.

~

Despite
your merciless
shadow
of pain;

the saddest
news headlines;

and
the most
turbulent storms;

You found
ways

to
inhale
the pure
scent of sea

and

feel the
warm touch
of
sunshine
on your cheek;

~

You sought
comfort

in the
glow
of
moonlight,

and
joy

in
bare feet
walking
over silky
sands;

~

You shared
intimate moments
with
butterflies,

and
gazed
soulfully into
the eyes of
deer.

~

This year you
were
blessed

with
inspiration
and
faith

in

love
and
friendship;

A boundless kind
of friendship… that
defies limits
of
time and space.

~

You learned

To trust your heart
and
share your words,
and your
vision;

To open your eyes
wider than they’ve ever
dared open
before;

To look confidently
through your
healing lens

and
know
that nobody
defines the sight
you behold…
except you.

~

And the gifts you have
received this year
are far richer for
having known

and welcomed
so many wonderful
kindred spirits
into your world.

~

Connecting
with
friends
of the soul

through this
magical
medium-of-technology

which somehow,
dissolves barriers
that,
too often,
divide;

~

You have witnessed
how it fosters

oneness
and
honesty;

~

artistic expression
and
passion;

~

healing
and
peace.

~

And just think,

How fortunate
are you?

To share
your own:

beach-walks
and
sunsets;

~

fantasies
and
sorrows;

~

hopes
and
fears.

~

How wondrous
to be
able

to support
and encourage
others,

and
to be

supported,
and
encouraged;

~

To
create,

and

 to be
part
of another’s
creating.

~

So today give reverence and thanks
for all these wonderful
birthday gifts, and celebrate.

Smile from the deepest place in your heart;
Look forward to a hopeful new year…
and tell all of the world
how much

You
Love
~

Robyn Lee

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~
Today I celebrate not only my birthday, and the beginning of a new year,
but also the milestone of nearly twelve months since joining this
remarkable blogging community… and soul family.
I feel so very grateful, and blessed to know all of you.

May this coming year bring peace, love, health
and abundant joy to
each of you.

Thank you for enriching my life.

Happy 2013!

WITH SO MUCH LOVE

~

Robyn

138 responses

  1. Jueseppi B.

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    Happy Day Of Yore Birth Ms. Lee.

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    December 31, 2012 at 1:05 AM

  2. Jueseppi B.

    Happy Day Of Your Birth Ms. Lee.

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Happy Birthday ¤
    (¸.•´ ¸.•` ¸.•` ¸.•` ¤ Dear Robyn¤

    December 31, 2012 at 1:06 AM

    • So much Thanks ~ and Love!! Happy 2013 xo Robyn

      December 31, 2012 at 11:32 AM

      • Jueseppi B.

        😉

        December 31, 2012 at 12:22 PM

  3. This is amazing and so true. Robyn, you have enriched so many lives via your blog. I read this post with my eyes full and brimming with love for you.

    December 31, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    • Thank you so much Julie…. it has meant so much to me to have your friendship this year. You have been an incredible role model and mentor for me – your courage and humor in the face of challenge is so admirable. Love you ~ and may 2013 be very kind to you! RL

      January 1, 2013 at 12:14 PM

  4. Oh Robyn, what inspiration you have brought to others, your very creativity has inspire others to push themselves… damn you even got me to attempt a poem (and that took some doing.) .. your birthday, May you have a good one, and may there be many many more to come… and may 2013 be one of improved health for you, one that will see a big reduction in pain and an improvement for you… continue to walk the sands next to the sea… to take your photos and create you poetry…. I love your blog

    December 31, 2012 at 1:14 AM

  5. Thank you for your exquisite words and happy birthday to you as we head into the new year.

    December 31, 2012 at 1:17 AM

    • Sheri so very touched and grateful…. I also wish you and yours a blessed 2013 filled with only the most wonderful of life’s gifts ~ Thank you !!
      Love Robyn

      January 1, 2013 at 12:18 PM

  6. 1EarthUnited

    Hi Robyn, wishing you the best possible New Year, may all your dreams come true!

    December 31, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    • And a most wonderful new year to you sweet friend…. Blessings and Love ~ Robyn

      January 1, 2013 at 12:19 PM

  7. Happy Birthday and my 2013 bring you the same gifts as the year that’s leaving.

    December 31, 2012 at 1:41 AM

    • Oh Kim ~ thank you so much. I am sending lotos of love your way and wishes for peace and joy in this new year — you so deserve!! ~ Love R

      January 1, 2013 at 12:20 PM

  8. happy happy birthday, dear beautiful woman! we are all lucky to know you via wordpress! may this next year bring great things and a return to wellness/freedomefrom pain. z

    December 31, 2012 at 2:24 AM

    • That means so much Lisa ~ thank you sweet wonderful friend… Blessings and Love your way for 2013 ~ so happy to have met you here!! ~ RL

      January 1, 2013 at 12:21 PM

      • you’re welcome.. did you see/read jaz’s (catseye) last post? i’m very worried about her…

        z

        January 7, 2013 at 2:12 AM

      • I just went back and saw her post in the reader ( titled : unfortunately) but it is not there when I click link? Yes… Worried too now… Just from few words I can red on the reader. Have you tried to email?

        January 7, 2013 at 8:49 AM

      • if the link is gone, it means she is ok. it was basically a goodbye post and said that she was sick and had been lying for a while and to give her clothes to kari/kara and to burn granpa’s violin with her (if it ever made it.)

        i wrote to say that she wasn’t a quitter, etc.. the comment stayed in moderation.. if that and the post are no longer there, that means she’s pulling out of it.

        i’lll go write something on another and see if she replies. thanks,
        z

        January 7, 2013 at 9:11 AM

      • I hope so Lisa ~ worrisome — I am glad you wrote to encourage her — will be keeping an eye out. Life is a challenge at times — I know… xo Love to you sweet soul!

        January 7, 2013 at 4:15 PM

  9. Happy Birthday!

    December 31, 2012 at 2:34 AM

    • So much Thanks — and tons of Love your way for 2013! ~ 🙂 RL

      January 1, 2013 at 12:22 PM

  10. This is so beautIful Robyn – thank you, what a gift to us on your birthday.
    May this year bring you all the gifts you dream of, and thank you again for defining the beauty of life that we all share.
    And yes, what a gift the blogging world is…

    December 31, 2012 at 3:15 AM

    • Valerie – so happy to know you enjoyed my reflection on this past year …. it was an important post for me to do personally 🙂 I do believe that gifts abound right here in our blogging community — and so lovely to have been able to share with you. May 2013 be a wonderful wonderful year for you and yours!! ~ Love Robyn

      January 1, 2013 at 12:23 PM

  11. dearest robyn, have a softly beautiful birthday and new year…i am so warmed we met…how the universe keeps giving us what we need … and thru this medium we draw near to each other. i am so blessed to have found you and look forward in joy to deepening the bonds that are already there. xo

    December 31, 2012 at 3:15 AM

    • Thank you so much Linda ~ it was a mellow birthday celebration which was wonderful ~ just close family sharing together in celebration … I truly hope this year brings some wonderful gifts and blessings for you … Do believe the universe delivers if we really allow it… so keep trying to get better at the allowing thing 🙂 Very happy to have found you as well… know we will learn a ton from each other over this next year. May Love and Joy and Wellness abound~ Much Love ~ RL

      January 1, 2013 at 12:28 PM

  12. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year, hopefully in the coming years you and your family be happier and be more successful.

    With love,
    mei

    December 31, 2012 at 3:38 AM

    • Thank you meiro ~ so appreciate your warm wishes ~ and cheers to a joyful new year!! ~ Love RL

      January 2, 2013 at 3:54 PM

  13. Dear Robyn, you have done it again – touched me deeply in your genuine, beautiful and truly inspiring way. You really are a wonderful person and it shines from every post you’ve written, every photo you’ve taken and shared with us. On your birthday I want to wish you to always keep that light in you. And Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! Much love, Ese

    December 31, 2012 at 4:34 AM

    • Oh Ese — I know not what to say. Your comment is incredibly heartwarming to me. Just to know this – that we can connect in such a profound way through this incredible magical medium…. well– just special as can be. You are a wonderful loving soul – and I appreciate…. Thank you also for such wonderful birithday wishes… it was a lovely day ~ May 2013 be blessed and wonderful for you dearest friend ~ Robyn

      January 1, 2013 at 12:31 PM

  14. Lovely Robyn! All the bestest to you my dear in this amazing day! May all your dreams come true one afret the other – dream a lot! ~ and be happy in your heart as you are now or even more ~ Happy 2013 to you and your loved ones! ~ xxo

    December 31, 2012 at 4:47 AM

    • And the very very bestest to you you sweet friend. Dearest Agatha – I think you might have been one of my very first followers ~ your spirit is so bright can see it here on the screen all the way from Poland!! I will heed all your advice — happy heart is the way to go — will fill it up best I can in 2013 ~ and you do the same — Love to you always, Robyn

      January 1, 2013 at 12:33 PM

      • happy heart indeed ~ it will always make our journey through this life much more interesting and more more happier than we can imagine 🙂 Let’s enjoy it dear Robyn! Hugs! xxo

        January 5, 2013 at 3:45 AM

  15. Love the inspiration that flows from your blog. Happy Birthday, and New Year 🙂

    December 31, 2012 at 5:12 AM

    • Thank you dearest friend… means a lot to me Darren — and I wish you a most wonderful new year ~ May 2013 be filled with lovely awakenings and surprises for you !! ~ Love RL

      January 1, 2013 at 12:36 PM

  16. Happy birthday and 2013 Robyn. May your year be happy and fufilling xxx

    December 31, 2012 at 5:17 AM

    • So much Thanks Wendy ~ and I am wishing 2013 to be filled with loving gifts for you too!! ~ xo R

      January 1, 2013 at 12:37 PM

  17. eremophila

    Many happy happy birthday wishes for you Robyn; we in this blogging world are truly blessed to have your presence♥

    December 31, 2012 at 7:03 AM

    • Eremophila ~so touched by your words …. and always look to your posts for wisdom and loving encouragement — so thank you. Sending much Love and warm blessings for 2013 — Much Love ~ Robyn

      January 1, 2013 at 12:39 PM

  18. Hope you have a wonderful birthday Robyn

    December 31, 2012 at 7:38 AM

    • Thank you dearest Alastair! It was a lovely birthday and welcoming of promising new year ~ Be blessed and feel loved ~ Robyn

      January 1, 2013 at 12:39 PM

  19. Oh Robyn, you made my eyes moist with tears this morning. What a beautiful strong soul you have.

    Happy birthday darling. You are ever gracious and lovely… May your path shine brighter and brighter unto a perfect day… God bless and uplift you in this new year.

    Enjoy your day my dear

    December 31, 2012 at 7:39 AM

    • Thank you very very much dear dear boomie ~ So appreciate your birthday wishes ~ and all your lovely words and warm thoughts always… Sending tons of Love your way and may 2013 be a great one! xo RL

      January 1, 2013 at 10:11 PM

  20. Steven S. Walsky

    Thank you, and Happy Birthday.

    December 31, 2012 at 8:19 AM

    • Much Appreciate Steven ~ and Happy New Year to you as well! Love ~ RL

      January 1, 2013 at 10:12 PM

  21. iamnotshe

    Happy New Year.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    • Thank you so much ~ and Happy New Year to you!!

      January 1, 2013 at 10:12 PM

  22. victoriaaphotography

    Sending you Wishes for a Very Happy Birthday and many thanks for sharing your beautiful words of Love and Inspiration.
    May 2013 bring you many more opportunities to walk in the soft sand, breathe in the fresh sea air & commune with Nature.
    Sending Love and Healing Thoughts your Way.
    Vicki
    xox

    December 31, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    • Thanks so much Victoria ~ so appreciate your loving wishes, and am also wishing you a very happy 2013 — hopefully filled with lots of ‘feeling–good’ days where you can enjoy the magic of your lens and all the wonderful subjects you photograph! ~ Love to you always ~ Robynx

      January 1, 2013 at 10:15 PM

  23. Ever so beautiful Robyn. Happy and blessed new year to you too! It has been a joy to get to know you and share special moments in time with you throughout 2012. Love, Robyn

    December 31, 2012 at 9:25 AM

  24. Robyn I must add that when I read your post it was as though it was written to me….the “Dear Robyn” made it so. I wish you a wonderful birthday, and a day as special as you are! Love, Robyn

    December 31, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    • Thank you Robyn – for both these wonderful comments… I feel the same – a joy and so happy I found your blog … not sure how I did — but it must have been that Robyn with a “y” that attracted me — so yes — this letter to self – could most certainly be to you too…. 🙂 My birthday was lovely – and thank you for the loving wishes my way ~ Happy New Year!! ~ Robyn

      January 1, 2013 at 10:17 PM

  25. Many birthday wishes… And a happy new year. Such a beautiful post; full of heart and insight.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    • Awe… thank you truly Feygirl… always appreciate – and wishing you a wonderful New Year ~ Love, RL

      January 1, 2013 at 10:18 PM

  26. Robyn,

    A most wondrous year- for each of us. A year of joy and pain, struggle and growth. But these precious connections are the great gift I never saw coming. I have drawn strength and inspiration again and again from you- in both your luminous compositions here and your gracious and loving messages at my blog.

    This post is so perfect an ending to this year. We cannot know what the New Year will bring. But I believe that these connections will only grow stronger and more precious as we each move forward.

    Sending you love and gratitude.

    Tom

    December 31, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    • I agree Tom ~ never saw them coming or anticipated a blogging community, let alone, friendships like the ones we have discovered here. Very very touched that you have found strength and inspiration with me – the greatest reward to for me is knowing I can shine some light in whatever way, for someone else. I always feel similarly reading your words ~ always wise and honest — and a sense of centeredness – even when you think you are off-center!! 🙂 ~ May this year ahead be filled with wonder and love and more insight — and as you say — stronger connections. It is all good ~ Happy 2013 Tom!
      Much Love ~ Robyn

      January 1, 2013 at 10:44 PM

  27. Robyn, you are so beautiful that it is hard to imagine you and pain in the same breath. Well, perhaps that is where your beauty grows!
    Thank you for this wonderful site, and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours!!!!!! xoxo – Resa

    December 31, 2012 at 10:15 AM

  28. Oh Robyn! This is one of your most beautiful poems! Thank you! xo -Resa

    December 31, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    • Oh Resa ~ that is quite a lovely thing to ponder… I often wonder too what my life would have been like without the pain ( though sounds kind of good to me…) perhaps it is part of my path for a reason…. I am just so thrilled to have met you here ~ and sending you a huge hug as we ring in this new year! Much Love Always, Robyn

      January 1, 2013 at 10:49 PM

  29. Happy Birthday, Miss Robyn…hope it’s wonderful for you! 🙂

    December 31, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    • Thank you dearest Scott ~ was a lovely day — and I appreciate. Happy New Year 🙂 x RL

      January 1, 2013 at 10:46 PM

      • You’re very welcome…and I’m glad it was such a lovely day for you. 🙂

        January 2, 2013 at 8:27 PM

  30. Happy Birthday
    May 2013 be the best so FAR XXXXXXXXXXX
    ALL LOVE ALWAYS XXXXXXXXXXX
    🙂 🙂 🙂 sending you huge heart hugs xx CX

    December 31, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    • You too sweet “heart” ~ xxoo Love your way ~ Robyn

      January 1, 2013 at 10:54 PM

  31. Such beautiful expression and meaningful words, as always Robyn. Happy birthday, happy New Year, much love and many blessings to you. ♥

    December 31, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    • Thank you so much Jewels… so glad you enjoyed this — and yes – a lovely birthday so thanks also for those kind wishes. Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with all of life’s gifts ~ xxoo Robyn

      January 1, 2013 at 10:56 PM

  32. Renee Braunstein

    Happy Birthday Robyn. I loved this.

    December 31, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    • Thank you so much Renee…. so glad ~ Happy New Year!! ~ Love x R

      January 1, 2013 at 10:54 PM

  33. Let this New Year be the one, where all your dreams come true, so with a joyful heart, put a start to this year anew. Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year 2013.

    December 31, 2012 at 11:55 AM

  34. Happy birthday to you!

    December 31, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    • Maxima than you so very much! I am sending warm warm wishes to you for a wonderful new year ahead ~ Much Love, Robyn

      January 2, 2013 at 3:38 PM

  35. Robyn, I don’t think I can put into words how you have touched my life since I came upon your blog. Your courage, beauty of spirit, tremendous capacity for love, arresting poetry and amazing photography…I could go on. You are such an inspiration to us all. My most sincere prayer is that you find relief for your physical pain this upcoming year. Happy birthday dear Robyn and Happy New Year to you and your family! Much love and abundant blessings to you! 🙂

    December 31, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    • Oh LuAnn ~ speechless you leave me (once again)… you are soooo loving and kind — I am truly touched and moved by this comment — and in essence — it is so representative of the “gifts” I speak of in my post. Thank you for your warmth and pureness of spirit always. I’m so blessed to have met you here this year… Many thanks also for your birthday wishes for me… and may this upcoming year be a beautiful one for you and your family – filled with tons of joy, vibrant health and LOVE ~ xxooo Love to you always, Robyn

      January 2, 2013 at 3:44 PM

  36. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year too! with love, Eddie

    December 31, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    • So much Thanks dear Eddie ~ and a very happy new year to you as well! With Love ~ RL

      January 2, 2013 at 3:45 PM

  37. Julie Catherine

    Dear Robyn, these beautiful words brought tears to my eyes, and my heart is filled with love and gratitude that you are a part of my world. Happy, Happy Birthday, dear friend! You are a beautiful woman inside and out, with a soul that is filled with grace; I’m so honoured to know you! Please know that you are always in my heart, thoughts and prayers – and that I send you positive healing energies and much love as we step into this new year. ~ Love always, Julie xoxox

    December 31, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    • Oh dearest Julie ~ I feel just the same way about you. To be able to connect here in such a meaningful way has meant the world to me. You are a special special lady ~ and I’m so blessed to have your friendship. Much Love, Health, Joy and Peace for 2013! Love, Robyn

      January 2, 2013 at 3:48 PM

  38. Happy Birthday to you, dear Robyn
    and Happy New Year to You and Yours too… 😉

    December 31, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    • Thank you ledrakenoir ~ so much thanks for this lovely birthday wish – and to you a wonderful new year my friend!! ~ 🙂 RL

      January 2, 2013 at 3:45 PM

  39. Folasade Adeluola

    Waoooooh … !!!Happy Birthday To you Robyn!!! … This is a beautiful poem … but .. I bet it’s not as beautiful as your heart …
    Have a happy new year dear …

    December 31, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    • That is so lovely to say Folassade ~ thank you – thank you ~ and a happy 2013 to you too!! ~ Love , RL

      January 2, 2013 at 3:46 PM

  40. I forgot to post a birthday song !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    it’s not a birthday song really 🙂 🙂 🙂
    i just think of the ocean – and it’s totally You 🙂

    Love to You and Hubby 🙂 a romantic one for U BOTH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    xx
    Again , Happy Birthday and Happy New year xxx
    love and always love xx
    C

    December 31, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    • Thank you so much Cat ~ yes — so lovely to listen and watch the beach for my birthday yesterday ~ you are so sweet and thoughtful. Yes – Me 🙂 Was a lovely day and got your amazing email surprise ~ thank you dearest heart of hearts ~ Happy New Year to you with LOVE ~ Robyn

      January 1, 2013 at 10:53 PM

  41. Most beautiful words dearest Robyn. Very glad that our paths have crossed and I look forward to much more in 2013. Very Happy New Year to you!! Love, Ruth xx

    December 31, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    • Oh thank you so much Ruth! I feel the same…. and it is wonderful to know you. I got a new computer this holiday and my daughter asked ~ what is this (on my desktop) It was your song ~ “as I breathe” icon … of course I had to explain and have her listen … 🙂 ~ just amazing! Love to you and Happy 2013!! Robyn

      January 2, 2013 at 1:35 AM

      • I missed this comment Robyn! How lovely to think of ‘as i breathe’ on your desktop! Thanks so much – so glad it still brings pleasure. I saw your latest post and so know that you will be missing your daughter – it must bring such conflicting emotions. She looks so like you too – a most beautiful picture. I hope that she is doing well and settling in. Sending much love xx

        January 11, 2013 at 7:06 AM

      • Thank you Ruth ~ yes – I listen to your song quite a bit — so beautiful 🙂 ~ Butterfly Baby is doing well — very enthusiastic emails and photos came yesterday. So relieved – and thrilled for her. So appreciate your loving wishes always and hope this finds you doing well on the physical. xxoo With Love

        January 11, 2013 at 11:47 AM

  42. Even though I don’t appear here very often I keep the thought of you in my heart as I battle my own battle against pain – and aging…. – at least you don’t have advancing age to fight against…! – I admire you sooo much! happy everything, all my fond love.Vera

    December 31, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    • Vera – it is wonderful to hear from you — and how touching a comment this is… Thank you dearest friend…. and I understand. As for advancing age ~ feel like the years are escaping … especially as this is year 20 now with the challenges. I admire you too — and and hope this coming year brings some respite for all of us in whatever way we need it. Will keep you in heart and just know how much I appreciate … Love to you ~ Robyn

      January 2, 2013 at 1:37 AM

      • Robyn: I dedicate the acanthus flowers to you, see my latest post… Lv2. v

        January 2, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    • Thank you sweet Vera ~ so do appreciate this honor! ~ Love to YOU always!!

      January 2, 2013 at 11:05 PM

  43. Happy Birthday, dear Robyn…feels like yesterday that we celebrated your 30th…always a wonderful night to celebrate…xoxomeryl

    December 31, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    • Thank you so much Meryl ~ yes so remember that year of my 30th — and matter of fact – just found a photo from before that New Year’s Bash we attended at SBs! I haven’t changed a bit — hee hee… will have to show you the photo 🙂 Hope your New Year’s Eve was joyful ~ and 2013 brings wonderful gifts ~ xxoo R

      January 2, 2013 at 1:39 AM

  44. Happy birthday & new year to you Robyn. Looking forward to see what gifts you bestow on 2013.

    December 31, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    • Thank you so much Stacy ~ so appreciate — was a lovely day….and wishing you a 2013 filled with all good things!! ~ Love to you – RL

      January 2, 2013 at 1:40 AM

  45. embullum

    Thank you for the gift of your friendship and your wonderful blog! Much love to you. xx

    December 31, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    • Elizabeth — so much feel the same about you ~ thank you dearest friend. To think we came together 2 years ago across the country way before I knew what blogging was!! ~ so honored to know you have followed my musings all year now…. and thrilled it has offered you some joy and inspiration. Much Love and Happy New Year to you ~ xxoo Robyn

      January 2, 2013 at 1:42 AM

  46. A vey happy birthday to you,Robyn! I too feel. Blessed to have crossed paths with you. You are truly a gift, a beautiful, loving person and soul who shines upon the world with your love.. It radiates through your poems,your comments, and photos. I hope and pray that this year blesses you with new found peace and healing. Blessings and love, Erin

    December 31, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    • Thank you so much dearest Erin! It is a gift to find such wonderful friends here…and you have enriched my life so much with your wise and loving words ~ and now phenomenal photography too. Thank you for sharing your passion. May 2013 bring only more love, peace and gifts of living for you and yours ~ x Robyn

      January 2, 2013 at 3:30 PM

  47. Wish you a very happy birthday..Hope the New Year is kind to you..and wish you a wonderful New Year

    January 1, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    • So much thanks night lake ~ was a wonderful birthday ~ and I am sending much love and blessings for your new year!! X ~ RL

      January 2, 2013 at 3:31 PM

  48. Dear Robyn, what a beautiful heart and life you have! I think of you often and hold you in my heart. What a gem of inspiration you are, dear soul! Love to you today and always, Lisa

    January 1, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    • Lisa ~ you are so kind and wonderful… thank you dearest friend. Thank you for all your wonderful wishes and for you — may 2013 be overflowing with joy, peace and love ~ x Robyn

      January 2, 2013 at 3:32 PM

  49. Birthday blessings to you!!! As I read through the comments I think Lisa said it best…you do have a beautiful heart and I am going to add a beautiful soul. The heavens rejoiced the day you were born and we are all better because of knowing you. Patty

    January 1, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    • Patty, thank you for these lovely words. Can’t express how much it means to me, truly. I am so grateful for your friendship and support always. May this year ahead be blessed with all the gifts life has to offer ~ much love always, Robyn

      January 2, 2013 at 3:34 PM

  50. If you are born with a talent, then it means that God intended you to use it in some way. This Birthday, may you discover many more secret talents in yourself. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!!

    January 1, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    • Very lovely hallucinatingmartyr ~ thank you so much for this , an the lovely birthday wishes. For you I wish a wonderful 2013 filled with lots of joy and love ~ Robyn

      January 2, 2013 at 3:35 PM

      • You’re most welcome Robyn.
        Have a lovely week!!

        Sulaimi

        January 2, 2013 at 11:38 PM

  51. May your birthday and every single day of the New year be full oj joy and happiness. Cheers & best regards.

    January 2, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    • That is so beautiful dilipnaidu ~ thank you from my deepest heart ~ Cheers to your 2013 — Love, Robyn

      January 2, 2013 at 3:36 PM

  52. May the light shine stronger for you and the joy spils over your heart’s edge.
    May sincire smiles rain upon you every day.
    All the best Robyn. 🙂

    January 2, 2013 at 3:58 AM

    • bOJAN – thank you dear one~ These are just wonderful special words ~ and I so appreciate — Smiles and Light — what gifts you have given me ~ May your new year be filled with Love and JOY ~ Robyn

      January 2, 2013 at 3:50 PM

      • 🙂 Thank you so much, much LoVe,
        bOJAN

        January 7, 2013 at 6:37 AM

  53. Happy Birthday from Chile!!

    January 2, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    • Oh thank you so much Cornelia ~ And very happy New Year from USA to you~ 🙂 Love ~ Robyn

      January 2, 2013 at 11:03 PM

  54. I missed your birthday and I do so apologize dearest friend. Inexcusable at the least but I hope forgivable. I do so hope it was the best day ever. One year anniversary for a most remarkable woman. You have graced the internet with your gentle loving and creatively beautiful expressions of word, poetry, photography and your infinite style of knowing exactly how to present each of those facets of your talent in a most perfect way. Thank you for being my friend, Thank you for sharing yourself and your talent with so many others and most of all thank you for being you. Someone we all wish we could be more like. A belated Happy Birthday Robyn and all my love to you! xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

    January 2, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    • Penny Penny Penny ~ Totally excusable — remember these bonds of friendship transcend time and space ~ so in essence I felt your Birthday wishes for me without you even knowing I was having a Birthday!! 🙂 🙂 ~ Really Truly – and I mean that (can you tell I’m dead serious?) …. Thank you always for your loving words either here or at your place. So appreciate all the encouragement and your continued support. I am so thrilled to know you dearest friend ~ Much Love Always … Robyn xo ~kiss to that lovely daughter of yours for me too!

      January 3, 2013 at 12:08 AM

      • I can tell Robyn, always could…funny that, or maybe not, just a part of how and who we are. Thank you. I feel precisely the same way as you do, a very warm comfortable feeling knowing of our friendship and I have kissed my daughter for you. All my love, Penny xox

        January 3, 2013 at 12:25 AM

  55. Yaz

    Happy birthday Robyn! Sorry I missed it, but wow, what a wonderful piece to write. It echoes how so many of us feel, the real privilige of meeting such special people in this world. Thank you for all your wonderful sharing, Robyn, and I look forward to more. Love always.

    January 4, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    • Thanks so much Yaz ~ yes my birthday always gets a lot of challenge with new year’s excitement all around it! 🙂 I do agree that so many of us feel a sense of community here which is soooo amazing. Also thank you for all your loving encouragement and wisdom that is reflected always in your blog posts ~Much Love to you always, Robyn

      January 4, 2013 at 10:57 AM

  56. Happy Birthday and a great HAPPY NEW YEAR dear Robyn!!!! 🙂
    May you be healthy, blessed and loved!!!!
    Ela

    January 4, 2013 at 3:12 PM

  57. so simply and beautifully expressed. The sense is of peace which I feel you are close to or have reached. I do hope so

    January 5, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    • Thank you wisejourney ~ always my goal… Blessings and Love ~ Robyn

      January 5, 2013 at 1:23 PM

  58. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year! A little late perhaps yet filled with best wishes and love from my heart. I am quite touched and moved by your poem and quite moved by your very Beautiful heart. I am catching up with many posts and wish I had at least kept up on yours, I have been and perhaps am still in the same place you have been and share in such a eloquent way. I truly love your pages and the depth of your heart as you share your words and photo’s. Thank you Robyn for your stopping by my page and for sharing yours. I wish you Great love, joy and many beautiful moments throughout the New Year! With love, Joe

    January 5, 2013 at 3:29 PM

  59. Thank you so much dearest Joe ~ I truly appreciate all of your wonderful wishes — and never ever late as far as I am concerned. Every day is a new beginning in one way or another 🙂 … and just always grateful for such warm and moving sentiments from a friend. Thank you for your gracious visit ~ and to you my heartfelt wishes for a new year filled with joy and love! Always enjoy my visits to your place ~ absolutely a pleasure to read your fine creations ~ Much Love ~ Robyn

    January 5, 2013 at 11:36 PM

  60. drsuraiyanasim

    Belated happy birthday dear! May this year bring you joy and good health. Your poetry is very positive and refreshing. 🙂

    January 7, 2013 at 7:18 AM

    • Oh thank you for this Suri — I always appreciate – and wish the same for you dear friend ~ May 2013 bring wonderful gifts for you ~ Much Love – Robyn

      January 7, 2013 at 4:14 PM

  61. Aha! So you are a January! Turns out I beat you to it with 24hrs!!! No hard feelings right?!! A hotly contested deal akin to a camera finish..Lol!!! Loads of best wishes and joy to you as you wind down your celebration week .Happy most fulfilling 2013!

    January 12, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    • Thanks The BT ~ actually my BD is 12/31 ~ so does that mean we have the same birthday??? OMG ~ let me know 🙂 would be very cool to know !! If so it is a tie right? Sending you lots of love for this new year as well ~ Joy to you always ~ Robyn

      January 12, 2013 at 11:30 PM

      • Oh no! I fall 6 days later…some margin you’ve given me right there… don’t know of a catching up formula… of-course there is the consolation its within a week. Enjoy!

        January 13, 2013 at 1:03 PM

      • 🙂 So are you January 6th then? My Dad is the 7th!! In any case I think we all get to be Capricorns together — Happy Birthday dear Friend! ~ 🙂

        January 13, 2013 at 1:10 PM

      • Sounds fair finally i get to be a day ahead of someone…phew! You’re doing an awesome job Robyn. Im learning lots with your creativity

        January 13, 2013 at 1:14 PM

      • So sweet of you to say ~ so much thanks for all your support and encouragement ~ x R

        January 13, 2013 at 1:20 PM

      • Joy’s all mine…cheers!

        January 13, 2013 at 1:23 PM

  62. Beautiful expression Robyn; I am happy to know you.

    January 13, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    • Thanks so very much ~ and I feel likewise ~ Blessings and Love ~ RL

      January 13, 2013 at 6:39 PM

  63. Oooo … I am Sorry, I’m late … Happy Birthday, Robyn Lee, May this year, you can achieve wishes and your dreams …. God bless you …. 🙂

    January 19, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    • So appreciate Hilal ~ thank you and warmest wishes to you for a wonderful new year as well ~ much love ~ RL

      January 19, 2013 at 9:25 PM

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