I have enjoyed my birthday since the beginning. I plan it, I tell people about it, I organise my own morning tea at work and have ALWAYS taken that day off to appreciate it not to mention the fact that even though today I turn 53 I don’t actually feel it. I feel fantastic.
I have a new “lease on life” – I’m going to weight watchers and have gone back to walking every day to get myself fitter than I ever thought I could be – I’ve lost 7.5 kilos and feel fantastic. I’ve stopped biting my nails – cold turkey – I won’t even tell you how long it’s been since I had lovely nails.
Birthdays are to be appreciated. You are alive one more year. You get to see so many more things happening in this world and while I doubt I will be here for the end of the world then I might as well enjoy it while I can.
People tend to look down on birthdays as “just another day” – why? Why not appreciate what you have. It’s only once a year. You have to know that today is the day you came into this world and if you weren’t here – you wouldn’t have the wonderful kids you have today, or the friends and family who supported you through the good times and the bad.
I’m grateful to be here – A family tradition has always been that if you are having a birthday you get to choose what you want to do and what you want for dinner and that has meant some really interesting events and meals but hey! Who cares! I’m here, I’m alive and I’m fabulous. I don’t need presents (although that’s another reason I love birthdays) but I do need to be wished a “Happy Birthday” – it makes me smile and I like too see the smile on other people’s faces when they wish me well.