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Fans who have been eagerly awaiting Finola Hughes' return to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Anna Devane showered her with love on social media for her Oct. 29 birthday and the actress also took the time to reflect and share some wisdom. "I'm already a couple of champagne glasses in, but here goes, a moment of reflection," she shared on Instagram. "Today is a milestone, or not. A birthday of sorts, don't feel any different, honestly, and in the words of Kurt Cobain, 'Nevermind.'
"What I do know today is that I believe in love," Hughes continued. "It's the reason we all come here, no? To embody that one basic human need, instinct, emotion, feeling, in whatever capacity. If I have instilled anything in my children it is these few pieces of wisdom: love all things, be kind, work your ass off, dance with joy every chance you get, and trust and have faith the world will give you the lessons you need, even the hard ones."
Hughes, who has enjoyed a thriving acting career for decades while marrying her husband, Russell Young, and welcoming two sons and a daughter into their family, knows just how good she has it. "This gift of life is fleeting, no more apparent than with each breath, each moment you live," she declared. "I am/have been incredibly lucky — I've had luck thrown at me from all over the place! And for that I am so thankful and grateful for the gifts in my life. The most extraordinary children I share that life with. My partners in crime and my dear, dear, honest friends. Godspeed all. Hug a human, a dog, a cat, a tree, yourself."
The birthday girl then closed with some of Kurt Cobain's lyrics from Nirvana's "Lithium:" "I miss you, I'm not gonna crack, I love you, I'm not gonna crack, I'm so happy 'cause today I found my friends, they're in my head."
Please join us in sending Hughes best wishes for continued happiness as she celebrates countless more birthdays in the future! And for more on your favorite GH stars, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.
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