Happy 40th Birthday Alexis: for July 19th

Kahlil Gibran

Speak to us of Friendship!
And he answered, saying:
Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love

and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger,
and you seek him for peace.
When your friend speaks his mind
you fear not the “nay” in your own mind,
nor do you withhold the “ay”.
And when he is silent
your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;
For without words,
in friendship, all thoughts, all desires,
all expectations are born and shared,
with joy that is unacclaimed.
When you part from your friend,
you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him
may be clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
And let there be no purpose in friendship
save the deepening of the spirit.
For love that seeks aught but the disclosure
of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth:
and only the unprofitable is caught.
And let your best be for your friend
that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.
For it is his to fill your need,
but not your emptiness.
And in the sweetness of friendship
let there be laughter,
and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things
the heart finds its morning and is refreshed

There are many people that we meet in our lives.But only a very few will make a lasting impression on our minds…Alexis is one such person. He is there always, when I need him. That is what makes him special.. a true friend.
He will be 40 on 19th of July and I would like to wish him a happy birthday..
To Alexis.. May you have peace and joy.. today and everyday. Happy birthday.
Since I got the date wrong.. We have one month.. Could you guys all add your greetings in the comments? And we will be able to have a beautiful collection of comments and wishes for Alexis

19 thoughts on “Happy 40th Birthday Alexis: for July 19th

  1. Happy Birthday Alexis from the other end of the globe.
    Being a friend of Sarah makes you my friend too

    Friendship is sharing a laugh or two;
    Friendship is leaning on each other when
    we come to a bend in life’s road;
    Friendship is taking the time to encourage
    each other along this journey;
    Friendship is finding a way to cope with
    new pains as they come our way;
    Friendship is sharing love along life’s journey.

    -Pendelita Toney-

  2. Thank you very much Sarah for the beauriful peom and kind words. But my birthday is on the 19th of July, not June. My star sign is Cancer (June 21- July 22).

    Thanks once again for wishes, even though it is a month early.

  3. I am officially going to cry and wail my heart out.. I must still be having jet lag!!( the only excuse I can think of)
    Sorry alexis..one month early!! But still the wished will always be there..always

  4. Happy Birthday Alexis! May this be the best birthday yet for you.
    I saw this post earlier before the correction and thought hey you share my bro’s bday! My little baby bro who is a dashing young man now will turn 24 tomorrow..*sigh..how fast time flies by. And I still remember him in his diapers! lol

  5. i love this quote on friendship..
    ‘A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they are not good , and sympathises with your problems when they are not bad’
    sweet of you sarah to do this for alexis..

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