No, today is not my birthday!
But we all seem to have one every year.
Yesterday, someone very special to me had a birthday. As we were talking on the phone, Mr. Birthday didn’t like the idea of getting older. Of course, who does! That’s rhetorical..unless you are younger than twenty-one. At twenty you are desperately waiting for “being legal”.
As he and I discussed, there is only one other alternative. That one just happens to be much worse than getting older.
Remember being young and you could hardly wait for a birthday? Who would you invite to your party? How many presents would you get? Were you going to get that most thought of present? Oh, you just waited — and not patiently either.
After you reach 40, the birthdays really shouldn’t happen any more! No more getting older! I have to like my Grandmother’s philosophy on this one: “No more birthdays, just present days!”
The best presents in the world to me are my children, family, loved ones and friends. It’s not what you put in a box wrapped with pretty paper and ribbons.
The chicks are out of the nest and I miss their birthday celebrations. We always had Birthday Weeks for the chicks. That was fun. A special dinner. A special friend to spend the night. Birthday Week was just a special week for the Birthday person to have liberties that were not as often indulged. Birthdays now are a time to reflect and think of the day as another Thanks-Giving…Giving Thanks that my life is so full of the presents I receive every day.
But believe you me! I am not aging one year for every thankful day! No way is that happening!
So if your birthday is today, yesterday,
tomorrow or any other day,