Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Lenny Lee!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY LENNY LEE!

I'm sure most of you know Lenny by now, but if you don't, let me assure you that you are missing out. Big time. Visit his blog and become a follower, now please. It's not my place to tell you anything about Lenny's personal story here, but I will say that this is the smartest, bravest, friendliest, most inspiring young man that you could ever meet.

Lenny turns eleven years old today and he already wants to be a writer! How cool is that? He's already quite good at it and he especially writes wonderful stories about animals. You can read a beautiful post he wrote for Jen's Guess that Character blogfest, here. You can read the post where he revealed the answer, here.

Directly to Lenny (assuming he eventually finds the time to make it here, which I wouldn't blame him if he didn't) I would like to say, HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE DUDE! You're officially not a kid anymore. Eleven is an awesome age and I really hope you enjoy it! I especially hope you have a great time with your family today and I hope you enjoy lunch and the movie with Alex.

You inspire me daily to be optimistic, to love life, to care about animals and the planet, and to be so thankful that I have the privilege to write.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING YOU LENNY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

P.S. Here's a really adorable photo, just for you Lenny:

31 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

What a sweet post! I just realize Lenny's only a few weeks older than my son. And both have been through so much in their lifes only to come out stronger.

Happy birthday, Lenny!

Candyland said...

Loves this dude! Happy 11th!

Lisa of In Pencil said...

Wow Lenny is getting b-day wishes all of blogsphere this morning. That's some celeb status.

Happy Birthday Lenny!

Jen Daiker said...

Love the photo!!! How special of a picture for such an awesome kid!!! I love Lenny and hope he has an awesome time for his birthday! Can't wait to hear what he all does!

Christina Lee said...

AWW sweet. I don't know Lenny, but from all I read about him, he seems like a remarkable soul!

salarsenッ said...

Nice job, Matt. The photo is a great touch. Yeah, he's a cool little dude.

Christine Fonseca said...

LOVE this post! Happy Birthday Lenny!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've been to his site and wished him a happy birthday. I just met Lenny yesterday when he emailed me about my book!

Robyn Campbell said...

Super post. Gotta love this awesome dude. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LENNY! :)

maine character said...

HI Lenny! Happy Birthday to you from all the bears and raccoons in the world!

DEZMOND said...

happy birthday to Lenny :)
Hope those little bears will visit his birthday party :)

Old Kitty said...

Awwww so sweet!! Happy birthday Lenny!! Take care
x

Kelly Breakey said...

Aw, love the picture and you are right he inspires us everyday.

Creepy Query Girl said...

awe- He'll love this! I hope he has a great day!

Clara said...

This was so sweet! Lenny totally deserves it! Absolutely love him, happy b day lenny!

Theresa Milstein said...

What a wonderful post. I'm sure Lenny will appreciate it.

Lola Sharp said...

Oh how I loves me some sweet Lenny! He makes the world a sunshiny place. Happy 11th, Lenny!

Great post, Matt. Love the adorable bears. :)

*hugs*

Shannon O'Donnell said...

This is such a sweet post, Matthew - he's going to love it! I agree with you 100% about the inspiration we all receive from our ray of sunshine.

Happy birthday, Lenny!!! :-)

Elana Johnson said...

Great post--happy birthday Lenny!

Lydia Kang said...

Happy B-Day Lenny! And that pict was so cute. Got a toothache from that one!

Lisa_Gibson said...

The Double 1! Happy Birthday Lenny!! Woo hoo. Have a fabulous day.
Wouldn't it be great if we all relished our birthdays like we used to when we were turning 11 or 12.
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Colene Murphy said...

I just found Lenny today thanks to all his birthday wishes across the blog world. He is HUGE!
Happy Birthday to Lenny!!

Steph Sinkhorn said...

Aw! A very happy birthday to Lenny :) Eleven years old and already writing like that? Amazing!

Vicki Rocho said...

I love these birthday posts - cutest graphics ever. Fun fun!

ali said...

Aw, your coolness factor just went up Matthew!

I'm gonna go visit Lenny's blog right now!

(And is that photo for real? It's beyond cute ...)

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Baby bears! That will be sure to make Lenny smile. :) Makes me feel warm inside knowing how much love Lenny's getting today. All is right with the world.

Melissa said...

Great post for Lenny... I love the bears! They are making me crazy happy!

Shannon said...

Aww, such a nice post, Matt.

Lenny is a cutie pie. Hoping he had a good birthday!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

What a sweet, sweet post, Matt! So kind of you. Big happy birthday wishes to Lenny!

Nicole Zoltack said...

What a wonderful post. And I love the pic. Happy Birthday, Lenny!

Lenny Lee! said...

hi mr matthew! wow thanks for such a really nice post for my birthday. this is just the best day of my life cause of all my blogger friends just like you. i got so much love and im keeping it in my heart forever. i love those bears. i could want to hug them for sure.
...hugs from lenny