"Be grateful to have been given one more day, let alone one more year. Remember to dance in your night gown, sing in the shower, ride a bike, fly a kite, and take an occasional "wind bath" in your bare skin. Give those you love big kisses, huge hugs, and the words "I love you" often and always. Nurture your body rather than starve yourself with fad dieting. On your birthday, call your mom and dad and thank them for all they have done for you. Remember you are not guaranteed tomorrow and that today is as good as it gets. Thank god for everything, everyday, every moment."