Surprise! – Day 162 of The Pollyanna Plan

It’s only few hours to go before the big 3-4! Yep, that’s right, it’s my birthday tomorrow, and although the child inside me is filled with anticipation, my adult self doesn’t really look forward to birthdays anymore.

Not the getting older part – I’m cool with that – but over the past few years, I’ve resigned myself to the fact that not many friends from my old life remember my birthday.

Chronic illness really puts a dampener on your social life – mine is extinct – and since I moved back to my home country to live with with my Mum, when I became too ill to manage on my own, I haven’t been well enough to socialise and meet any new friends here.

For some reason, birthdays are always a reminder for me of this lack of friends malarkey. So, I was completely surprised and very inquisitive when I opened the postbox this afternoon and saw there was a letter addressed to me.

I eagerly ripped open the envelope and found a card inside from a friend I haven’t heard much from for a while. It made me beam from ear to ear! To top it off, it was one of those fun personalised cards with my name on the front and a photo of me inside. It totally made my day, and now I’m really looking forward to tomorrow. 🙂

Day 162, Reason 162: Today I am so happy to receive a surprise early birthday card from an old friend.

I know “surprise” is spelt wrong, but this pic made me laugh, so I had to use it! 🙂


203 days to go

203 reasons to feel glad/happy/joyful to find


£238.68 to raise for Save the Children

The Pollyanna Plan is making such a huge difference to my life and it would give me great joy to be able to pay this forward by making a difference to children’s lives around the world. My target is to raise £365 for Save the Children for 365 days of finding 365 reasons to feel glad/happy/joyful.

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6 thoughts on “Surprise! – Day 162 of The Pollyanna Plan

  1. And I wasn’t online to wish you Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day and what a wonderful bit of post – you see there’s the universe answering you lady, and you didn’t even know you were talking to it! x H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y x

    1. Thank you! 🙂 I’ve only just seen your message as it was relegated to my pesky spam folder, but your birthday wishes are making me feel like it’s my birthday all over again. 🙂 Oh and you’re right, I didn’t know I was talking to the Universe, but evidently the Universe was listening! 🙂

  2. Right I am catching up obviously I was so excited reading this I forgot I had read the 1st sentences – I did wonder why all your wonderful readers hadn’t wished you a happy birthday – off to your birthday post message now!

      1. You’re welcome I really missed reading your blog when I was offline moving, it was all I had the chance to do to keep up to date with mine!

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