Thursday, December 18, 2008

By The Numbers

28.

Is a perfect number.
Is the atomic number of nickel.
Is is a magic number.
Is the number of dominoes in a set.

28 years.
10,224 days.
245,376 hours.
14,722,560 minutes.
883,353,600 seconds.

28 minutes is long enough to watch a sitcom (give or take a few commercials).

days is a lunar month.

28 weeks is just over half of a year - long enough for you to forget just how cold (or hot) the opposite season feels.

28 years is long enough to learn what love is. It is long enough to appreciate the little things. It is long enough to realize that achieving your dreams can take work. A lot of work. It is long enough to realize that all that work is worth it.

28. A whole lifetime and the blink of an eye, all at once.

And today? I turn 28.

16 comments:

Blueberry said...

happy birthday!!

Janna said...

Happy Birthday!

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

Happy birthday!!! I feel SO OLD right now. Thanks for that. :)

Joanna said...

I was just making my way over to say Happy Birthdday to you! Hope you have a wonderful day!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Happy Birthday Maggie! Enjoy 28, it truly is SO young!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh, and most importantly, be SURE to get pampered! :)

Jen said...

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

Christina said...

Happy Birthday, dear Maggie! Wishing your next 28 years to be even better than the first.

carrie said...

HAPPY Birthday my friend, Maggie! I hope you have a fantastic day and an amazing year!

Arizaphale said...

Happy Belated Birthday! (It's the 19th here)

Us Sagittarian red heads must stick together!

You put the whole thing so much more eloquently than I did on Monday. I just listed my loot :-D Perhaps that is the difference twenty years makes? I think I was pretty eloquent on my 28th birthday, but it may just have been the booze! :-D I was on the brink of life however, looking back, I know you are on the brink of a brilliant future too Maggie. Congratulations on 28 wonderful years.

Brittany said...

Happy Birthday!

Jaimee said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had an amazing day!

Cara said...

HAppy Birthday Maggie! I loved 28, one of my better year (LOL)!

Maya Laurent said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Kimberly said...

I love it when you post like this. :) Happy Birthday!

natalie said...

Happy birthday!!! I think 28 is a wonderful number, too! Right now I'm a big partial to 31, but 28 was great, too.