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Happy Birthday

by Ilana Angel

April 7, 2014 | 7:28 am

Today is my birthday. It is just a regular day really, other than the fact I am now 48 years old. As I get older I spend less time celebrating on my birthday, and more time reflecting. I am blessed. I am also restless and wistful. No particular reason, just little bits and pieces of different things that are not exactly as I wish they were. They are not specific to my birthday, simply things I am thinking about during this time of reflection.

I saw this commercial online and want to share it because it is so wonderful. It makes me smile, it makes me cry, it gives me hope. What is it that I desire most? What can I do to make my life better? Easier? Happier? Quieter? The truth is that I am a lucky girl. I have a healthy child, a wonderful family, terrific friends, and a job that I love. So if there is something that I desire, it is ability to always keep the faith.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Ilana Angel writes two blogs for JewishJournal.com. KEEPING THE FAITH is about her worldview as a single Jewish mother, and KEEPING IT REAL is all about reality television....

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