It’s My Party!


It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to 
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to ………. You would cry too if it happened to you

Everybody remembers these lyrics to the song sung by Lesley Gore from 1965.  The song depicts the humiliation of a teenage girl at her birthday party when her boyfriend (Johnny) disappears only to arrive on the scene a short time later with Judy, another girl, who is “wearing his ring” which seems to imply Judy has now replaced the birthday girl as Johnny’s love interest.

The chorus, “It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to… You would cry too if it happened to you,” became a part of American pop cultural language as a phrase that was used to describe being utterly humiliated and miserable during an experience that should be a joyful circumstance.

Well, during the past 24 hours I have surely experienced the feelings of humiliation, dejection, rejection, disappointment, and so much more. My pity party is over (for now!) but I still want presents!

So, here’s my thought. (You ever wonder what kind of gift you can give someone who is so totally down on themselves that would cheer them up? I’ve got the perfect thing!) I need some –Encouragement – this is a wonderful gift! It is a gift we are all given at various times, it is a gift we can all receive and it is a gift we can each easily share with someone else.

As a way of encouraging me I am going to ask you to encourage some others. Will you help me share my blessings by passing on a token gift?

This is what I want you to do:

  • First, go to this website (LetssayThanks).
  • Next, choose a postcard design. (I’ve added my favorites to this blog entry.)
  • Personalize with a message and hit “send”.
  • Finally, let us know that you have shared a gift of encouragement by posting a comment on the bottom of this blog entry.

This website is a place for you to write a message of encouragement and appreciation to our men and women in the Armed Forces and I can’t think of any better way to get over a pity party than saying a great big THANK YOU! to these wonderful people! 

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16 -18

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