Post by achebeautiful on May 9, 2006 23:16:57 GMT -5
HAPPY 23rd BIRTHDAY, LEONA!!
It’s been great this past year becoming friends with you. You are a real blessing! I have enjoyed the many discussions we have had about some of our favorite musical artists such as Lara Fabian, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Arena, Delta Goodrem, Natasha St. Pier, and Cindy Morgan (to name a few.) You have inspired me with the sharing of your beautiful gift of songwriting. You have a real talent for it, Leona, and I hope you continue to pursue your dream! You have been kind enough to translate many, many songs for me so that I could appreciate the lyrics to songs sung in French. I can’t thank you enough for your effort in this! You have blessed me with your opinion about current events and political issues, and although we have sometimes disagreed, we have always shown great respect for one another’s views. Because of that I have been challenged by your opinions, and now take much more time and give much more thought in being sure of my own. Before meeting you I knew very little to nothing about Canada. Now that I know you I have come to have great respect and admiration for your country. The things that are important and dear to you are indeed good things, and it is because of the goodness of your heart that they have come to mean something to me as well. The many great quotes that you have shared have given much inspiration and wisdom! I have really learned a lot from you!
And so I wish you a wonderful and much deserved happy birthday, Leona, and thank you for blessing my life this past year of knowing you!