I (paraphrase) quote Persig in his Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance:
The way you cut your bread says more about you than it says about the bread
In the same way, a birthday celebration says more about the people throwing it than it says about the person for whom it’s thrown. And with that in mind, I am truly blessed to be a part of Crossroads Christian Fellowship and to have fellowship with all these brothers and sisters. Thanks All.
Clarification: That’s not to say that I’m not thankful for the rest of those who wished me well. Many thanks to you as well.