Happy Birthday

Today I am 22,350 days old.  I was born on May 29th, 1960, 22,350 days ago. Happy Birthday to me and you.

Why do we celebrate a birthday only one day a year? What about the other 364 days? Why not celebrate life every day? We can CHOOSE to make every day, a day for celebration!

When I was a little kid I waited for weeks for the big day. When it finally arrived, there were lots of gifts. The gifts were mostly toys, some big, some small, all exciting. As an adult, the big day had fewer toys, but the gifts were wrapped in the well wishes and parties with family and friends. The BIG DAY was always a reminder to celebrate life with gifts, whether it was a toy, well wishes or a party with family and friends.

Recently my “birthdays” arrive faster and faster. Why? These days I try celebrate the anniversary of day number one every day. I celebrate life by laughing. I celebrate life by crying. I celebrate life by rejoicing in every emotion life has to offer. Now I celebrate life in the song of a bird, the beauty of a mountain, the fragrance of a flower, the sweetness of fruit, the softness of a puppy’s fur or simply in the rising and setting of the sun. These are the gifts I love to open every day.

A birthday is traditionally a yearly reminder that life is something to celebrate. Why wait that long? I choose to make every day as a celebration of life. For me, every day is filled with gifts and I am free to open and share as many as I choose.What about you?

I was born 22,350 days ago, maybe you have more, maybe less. In either case I find I’m happiest when I live one day at a time.

Enjoy and celebrate YOUR BIRTHDAY today.