Yesterday was my birthday, and I took the entire day off just to celebrate and do all the things that I love.
When was the last time you celebrated something – for yourself! Of course, we take the time to celebrate birthdays for our kids, and anniversaries for our parents, but when was the last time you really said “whoo-hoo” to yourself.
I’ve heard so many people say: “Oh, I’m too old for that” or “I just don’t celebrate birthdays anymore” and I think:
How sad it must be to give up on celebrating your life – on celebrating being alive.
I have to tell you that the very best part of my birthday was all the good wishes I got from my friends and family. All the cards and phone calls really made my day, knowing that they took time out of their busyiness to just stop and say “Happy Birthday – I’m thinking of you”.
That warm feeling and that smile on my face, is exactly what I will return to them when it’s their turn to celebrate, whatever it may be. And there’s no excuse for forgetting anymore, thanks to Google calendar and all the other gadgets out there that help us remember everything that is important.
So go ahead, put your own birthday on that Google calendar and remind yourself that this is your day to celebrate, in any way you want – in any way that will make you happy. Take a moment and just yell:
Whoo-hoo, I’m alive!