Gratitude. Here’s to 41


It’s different celebrating a birthday the older you get. I woke up today so grateful to see 41. Maybe it’s because I’m always missing my Dad, especially more now that I’m in school doing something he was so excited about for me. I just feel an overwhelming happiness that I’m still here. I get to live this wonderful, messy, complicated, beautiful life. I am grateful. Do me a favor today, call it a birthday gift for me.

Tell someone you love them today. Tell someone you’re happy they’re in your life. Tell someone that your life is better because they are in it. Because my life is better because of all of you. Thank you for making today and every day so special.

53 Replies to “Gratitude. Here’s to 41”

  1. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANA, have a wonderful day, just like the ones you have given all of your followers! You brighten up our days with your boundless enthusiasm. Your Daddy knows you are following your dream and his wish for you! Thanks for being here.

    1. πŸŽ‰Happy Birthday Dana!!!!
      You brighten every day.
      So glad YOU are in our lives!
      Your Daddy is smiling 🌞

  2. Happy Birthday sweet lady I’m with you, each day is a blessing and each year worth the celebration. Keep up the wonderfully colorful work that you do. I look forward to seeing your posts for may more birthdays.

  3. Happy Birthday Dana! Thank you for the reminder to acknowledge the love that we have in our lives…the love from others, the love from our pets, and the love that we have been given for our favorite things like knitting. Keep up the colorful, inspirational work you do with your words AND your needles!

  4. happy happy birthday dana!! I am gratful that you came into my life.. you give me inspiration and humor and in your own way, love. have a super fun and great dayj!!!!!

  5. Happy birthday! Obviously, we’ve never met, but you make my life better! I enjoy your blogs/videos so much! I hope you get everything you wish for today! πŸ™‚

  6. A very Happy Birthday to you! Your smiling face always brightens my day. BTW…Awesome glasses!!

  7. Happy Birthday, Beautiful, Amazing Lady!
    We are all so proud of all you are doing. You bring me so much joy and sunshine with your blog and now videos! Take some time to relax and celebrate with your DH and adorable pooch. My life is so much brighter looking forward to you! Thank you and have an extra piece of cake for me πŸ˜‰

  8. Lucy,Lacie,Kodiak and I love you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

  9. Happy Birthday, Dana! You are a ray of sunshine on the Internet, spreading joy to so many of us.

  10. Happy Birthday, Dana! I’m so glad that I found your blog. Thanks for making this a better place. Hope you’re having a wonderful day. Here’s to a fantastic, healthy, fulfilling year!

  11. My life is better because YOU are in it!! Happy, happy birthday, dear Dana!! β™₯β™₯β™₯

  12. Happiest of birthdays to you! Enjoy a wonderful day.
    (And your glasses! LOVE!)

  13. 😒thank you Dana. I lost my mom in my 40s and your post has really touched me. Thank you for sharing. I’m so grateful for your blog. You motivate me to be a better knitter and just a happy person. I appreciate your words and videos with every post. You make a difference in my day. Happy Birthday πŸŽ‰

  14. Happy birthday, Dana πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽ. I’m so glad I found your blog, which makes me smile. Life is more precious as you get older, especially if you have lost someone close to you. Enjoy your day and hope you get some knitting done.

  15. Happy Birthday, Dana! We are all grateful for you!

  16. Celebrating you, Dana! Happy Birthday and wishing you even more wonderful adventures in the year ahead. Grateful you’re here on this old planet while I am; certainly makes it a better place.

  17. Happy Birthday, Dana! Thank you so much for your posts and videos.

  18. Joyful thanksgiving for your presence in our lives, Dana! Hoping you’ll have a glorious day and a healthy and deeply rewarding year. I’m getting together my list of people to thank in your behalf… Can’t stop at just one!

  19. Happy Birthday! Just recently discovered your blog and am enjoying reading all of it. So no worries β€˜cause I’m going back to the beginning to catch-up! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™‚

  20. Happy Birthday Dana! I was just thinking about you and how your knitting time is decreased with your Ph.D. studies and teaching schedule. I’m starting my teaching credential and teaching as well. Hoping that we both can find time to fit in enough knitting to keep us same this year.

  21. Happy birthday Dana! You make my day brighter every time your blog shows up in my email. Have a wonderful day!!!

  22. Happy Birthday! I just celebrated my 42 wedding anniversary and feel much the same way. Happy to be here, doing the things that make me happy, with the people I love!

  23. You’re the best! Have a lovely day and give that lovely husband of your a big smooch, too!

  24. Thing 1: Happy birthday!
    Thing 2: You two are so cute. πŸ™‚

  25. Happy birthday to you ❣️ And love is the πŸ”‘ key. Gratitude is the attitude. You have inspired me in many ways since I started following you. I’m also looking forward to making my first dog sweater this winter.

  26. Happy Birthday Dana! I hope you have a wonderful day.

  27. Happy birthday, Dana! Your smile elevates the spirits and your enthusiasm carbonates our lives! Thanks for all the inspiration you give us and keeping it real!

  28. Happy happy Birthday (I hope your day was as amazing as you are.) πŸ™‚

  29. You share a birthday with my 14 year old son. His favorite gift was the new Fire Emblem game for the Switch. What was your favorite gift? πŸ˜€

    1. I got a really pretty dress from a boutique here and my husband treated me to a hot stone massage at the spa!

  30. Happy birthday Dana. Done with the assignment. Best homework ever!

  31. HAPPY 41ST BIRTHDAY!! It’s a blessing to be alive to see another year! May you enjoy your special day and through out your birthday year. Enjoy your family and friends around you as much as possible. This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be very glad!!!!

  32. Happy birthday Dana. And thank you for the joy you bring to this world!

  33. Belated birthday wishes. Glad your dreams are coming true. You make the world a better place with your knitting and joie de vivre!

  34. Very happy birthday to you Dana, and thank you for your wonderful posts and videos.

    Regarding your father, remember that you honor him with the continuous gift of time travel. After all, half of you *is* him; you’re bringing him into the future with you.

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