Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me....

@bizness (841)
United States
December 1, 2012 7:06am CST
Good morning all my fellow MyLotters! Today is my birthday and I wanted to share it! I have a question...did you have a goal set you wanted to meet or have accomplished by your next birthday? Me, well yes I did. I made a promise that I would buy a house, and it came to happen! We were living in a house that was very run down and the landlord didn't make the repairs or anything. It just wasn't a good place to be in. So my goal was to be in a house last December, and here I am...one year later, sitting here this morning on my computer, in my kitchen and looking out of a beautiful floor to ceiling window, at my backyard...yes I am blessed.
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15 responses
@Mashnn (4503)
1 Dec 12
What a wonderful birthday. It feels good when you have accomplished your goal. I wish you a happy birthday.
@bizness (841)
• United States
2 Dec 12
Thank you and yes it does! I worked long and hard to achieve that one. Making plans to set my new goals for next year!
@leateagee (3667)
• China
1 Dec 12
Before I get too emotional because you are so blessed, i will sing a song first for you: "Happy birthday to you" (3x) I wish more graces and blessings to come. You are one blessed person. I am glad you have a thankful attitude for the things you have accomplished. To answer your question, yes I make goals secretly. But not all of them come true. Sometimes along the way, there are challenges that keep me from fulfilling it. I just live each day as I can. I don't know what lies ahead of me. Before I pressure myself but now I try to enjoy every day's life and also enjoy whatever I have. I am so happy for you and more birthdays to come!!!!
@bizness (841)
• United States
2 Dec 12
LOL Thank you so much! I think the best part sometimes is when the goal is made secretly. It's one of those things that you share only with yourself (and God) and when it happens you definitely feel so blessed. I am very thankful for all I have and the fact I was able to live another year.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
3 Dec 12
Woooo ... you are so happy. Thanks for sharing your happiness to me and other myLotters. More blessinsg again!
1 Dec 12
Happy Birthday!
@bizness (841)
• United States
2 Dec 12
Thank you so much my new friend! Here's hoping you are having a wonderful weekend!
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2 Dec 12
Thanks, you too!
• Philippines
3 Dec 12
Happy birthday. to you hahahaha
@bizness (841)
• United States
6 Dec 12
Sorry it took so long for me to respond. Thank you so much for the birthday wishes!
• United States
2 Dec 12
Happy Birthday and many more Happy days...Be Blessed..be happy..I use to have goals and sometimes it went the wrong way so now I make up my mind to keep on going and getting stronger in sticking with it...
@bizness (841)
• United States
2 Dec 12
That's great! I make goals and I acknowledge to myself it's a possibility I may not be able to complete it, but at the same time I make a promise to myself that I will sure give it a heck of a try!
2 Dec 12
Happy happy birthday to you!!
@bizness (841)
• United States
2 Dec 12
Thank you so very much! I hope you have been added as a friend on here! I am loving making new friends on Mylot. It's like a big family here.
@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
2 Dec 12
You must be very lucky. I did not set any goal for my next birthday. I just want to gain weight.That's all. lol. When I reach my birthday I just be very thankful that God allows me to live in this world and promise to be a better person. I am just doing the best that I can be to support myself and my family.
@bizness (841)
• United States
2 Dec 12
I am there with you. It is difficult for my family right now. I have been out of work technically for 5 months after having a heart attack. Although I am doing much better I still have some bad days. Just one day at a time and I'll get there. Luck to you and your family!
• China
2 Dec 12
like everyone here, my best wish to you, i have read all your alticle and responds here, very harmful, yes mylot is a nice sit to share our happiness and congratulations, which is seldom in other net sites, wish you get your new house and wish get your news your next birthday, 2013, will you?
@bizness (841)
• United States
2 Dec 12
Thank you so much! Yes it's been nice to get all the birthday wishes on here! I love MyLot! It is awesome and much better than some of the other sites!
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
2 Dec 12
Hi bizness, Happy Birthday! May you have a good celebration of your birthday. It's good too that you are setting goals in your birthday. That's a good idea too. I might do it and give it it a try. :-) God Bless
@bizness (841)
• United States
2 Dec 12
Thank you so much! Yes I think setting a goal at your birthday, one that is possible and one you really want, is a good idea. It sets the tone for the following year. Let me know if you are going to set a goal and we'll see what happens!
• Singapore
2 Dec 12
Happy birthday~. Setting a goal to be done by your next birthday is a meaningful thing to do. This creates a goal to work to. However, keep in mind that the goal needs to be realistic so that its possible to accomplish within a year. Then, every year becomes a meaningful year for you. Lastly, Hope you had a happy birthday:)
@bizness (841)
• United States
2 Dec 12
Exactly. I knew trying to get a house was going to be a big goal and maybe difficult, but I also knew it was obtainable. It took alot of work and discipline to make it happen but it did. Oh, and thank you for the birthday wishes.
• Malaysia
2 Dec 12
Hi BIZNESS, the birthday guy. I believe to achieve your goal especially to own a house is very challenging. Not so straight forward right? If you can share your experience from the day you make a wish till you buy the house, it would benefit many MyLotters! Cheers...
@bizness (841)
• United States
2 Dec 12
Thank you first for the wishes. As for the goal...well, to begin with I started looking online, in the papers, etc. to see what was available. I then started a list. The list had everything I was looking for in a house from size, number of bedrooms, location, price, payments, etc. I then added what I would 'compromise' on. If I was willing to, let's say, have less rooms for a lower price; different location for larger home, etc. Then I knew exactly what I wanted which is the first step. Then I researched more to see what was available with all the specifics I was looking for. To be honest, I found a few houses but just not what I wanted. Next, I put the word out with people I knew that I was looking. My next step was putting money aside each pay check for a down payment if needed. After about 6 weeks, I started going out and looking at some properties. In the meantime, I was adjusting my budget to handle a house payment. After about 4 months and more research, I found that there are alot of people willing to do owner financing due to the economy. Which was fantastic! I looked and found a few people willing to do that with no money down and lower payments. I finally found 'the house' I wanted, worked with the owners and ended up doing an owner financing, lease purchase with no down payment! It was great! I was able to move right in. The down side (if there is one) is I am purchasing 'as is' so any repairs, etc., I have to make. But the house is in great shape and the repairs have been minimal, so it worked out and I love it! Don't know if this will help anyone but my advice is set the goal, make a plan, stick to it and work hard.
@Angelpink (4023)
• Philippines
1 Dec 12
Happy , happy birthday ! May all your dreams will be realized and may you live according to God's teachings.
@bizness (841)
• United States
2 Dec 12
Thank you so much Angelpink! The birthday wishes on here have been outstanding! I know I'm still new on here, but I have to admit I'm really beginning to like the people on MyLot. It's so nice to be able to share stories, ideas,heartbreak and celebration.
@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
1 Dec 12
Hi, happy birthday to you even if I don't know you. Even if were just strangers, I believe i can lighten up someone with a simple greetings, so goodluck and enjoy your birthday!!
@bizness (841)
• United States
2 Dec 12
Thank you so much! And yes, you can lighten up and brighten even a perfect stranger's day. You did mine! Thanks again!
@betty1989 (752)
• China
1 Dec 12
happy birthday. I make wish when I cut cakes with my friends. Usually, I will make three wishes and two will be public. The one last is only known by me and God since I pray to God. Next year, I want to have a house on my own. Then, I want to be an interpreter. The last wish will be secret. HAHA. Have a nice day.
@bizness (841)
• United States
2 Dec 12
Wonderful! Well I wished for the house and it came true so here's hoping yours will as well!!! Good luck and thank you!
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
1 Dec 12
Happy birthday.. and hope you have many many more. Im so glad you are doing well. Lets hope your next birthday in 2013 you are doing even better. Save me a piece of birthday cake today.
@bizness (841)
• United States
2 Dec 12
Thank you so much!! I have been setting my new goals for 2013...here's hoping for the best!