Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"Lots of Loving Wishes..."

...from the bottom of my heart
all wrapped up in
lots of summertime joy and
crowned with a couple of cactus flower blooms
to wish my dad
a super Happy Birthday #88!

"To laugh often and much,
to win the respect of intelligent people
and
the affection of children...
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and
endure the betrayal of false friends...
To appreciate beauty...
To find the best in others...
To leave the world a bit better-
whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch,
or a redeemed social condition...
To know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded!"
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thanks dad, for showing me the way...

16 comments:

studio lolo said...

Bless his heart...88!!!
Wish him happy days for me :)

This heart and the RWE quote is beautiful. You amaze me daily ;)

Peachtreeart said...

Wow! Hope your dad has many more great years to come!

Molossus said...

My mother will be 87 this Wednesday. It's a treasure to have her still, so I know how much you enjoyed your father's birthday. Here's to good health and happy days for the both of them!

Anonymous said...

Amen! Happy Birthday John! JGL:)

Teri C said...

AWESOME card for an AWESOME guy!! Made by an AWESOME daughter!!

Alex said...

wow 88!!!! That's a magnificent age, and Happy Birthday! =) It's a great card for a great person.

Vickie said...

Beautiful painting :) Happy Birthday to your Dad ☺ ♪♫♪♫♪ ☺ ♥
Thanks for the wonderful poem. It's my best friend's birthday in a few days. It describes her so well. I think I'll make her a card with the poem in it.

raena said...

Happy birthday to your dad!! Love your gift for him!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

A wonderful tribute to Dad. Happy Birthday Dad.

Lynn said...

Wishing your dad a very happy healthy 88th! How wonderful. Enjoy.
And the drawingpainting is wonderful, as is the poem.

nanke's stuff said...

Happy birthday to your dad - I know he'll love this piece! nancy

freebird said...

What a beautiful tribute. You are so lucky to have your dad still and it looks like you know it!

marianne said...

How blessed you are to still have your father!
And what a beautiful image you have created here to honor him. I just love these colors! Well love everything about it!

Hope it was a nice birthday!

soulbrush said...

my dad's been gone 27 years, you are so lucky, happy birthday dad.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Such vibrant colours and wonderful words for a dear gentleman of 88. I haven't had a dad around since I was 15 - you are so fortunate and now I know where that loving caring heart of yours comes from.

3rdEyeMuse said...

so beautiful, P - the colors are brilliant. happy (belated) birthday to your dad, too.