It’s the Thought That Counts #birthdayscount

Birthdays are about enjoying time and creating fond memories with your friends and family.  Everything in life takes time and effort, like planning a birthday party for someone special:  from organizing the date and time of the party, sending out the invitations, picking up balloons, and baking a birthday cake.  My mother’s recent birthday was the simplest one of all.  She’s in a long-term-care facility and has Alzheimer’s.  I spent her birthday with her; it was just my mom and I but I made it as special as possible.  A little cake, a few wall decorations, and a baby bib for her baby (a doll that she won’t let go), made for a wonderful birthday memory.

Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Enbridge and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. 
This birthday moment; although it wasn’t a party, is one I will never forget.  This was my mom’s first birthday spent in long-term care.  Birthdays don’t have to be fancy at all; have you heard of the old saying “it’s the thought that counts”?  In my opinion, spending time with your loved one is the most important thing you can do.

According to recent Enbridge survey data, 91% of Canadians think it’s important to celebrate birthdays of family and friends. They also found 82% of people felt more special when someone put energy into their birthday.

The Enbridge 100 Birthdays Video celebrates the power of birthdays and over 165 years in Ontario delivering the natural gas that helps people create those special moments that mean so much to Canadians. The video features 100 people, ages 1-100, each blowing out the candles on their birthday cake.  It’s a beautiful compilation of warm faces of all ages.

Enbridge is a part of my daily life, and is helping me enjoy the simple things in life … like a birthday! Although Enbridge doesn’t stir the batter or decorate the cake, it does provide the energy that makes things like a delicious birthday cake possible.  In a small way, they are a part of our lives.

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14 thoughts on “It’s the Thought That Counts #birthdayscount

  1. great photos to treasure for years to come. It doesn’t have to be a huge party to celebrate, simply being there and not having forgotten is enough. So sorry to hear that your mum has Alzheimer’s, a dreadful disease. My mum had something similar and it hurt when she didn’t recognise me any more. Remember the good times, there were plenty of those I’ll bet.

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