Remember those birthdays you got excited about?
10: finally double digits and no longer feeling like such a kid
13: a teenager at last
16: whoopee a drivers license
40: special just because
Well, these days birthdays don’t seem so special to me and not just because of being another year older, having a new wrinkle or two plus gray hairs and maybe some unwanted ones or for having acquired a Botticelli belly but because they come around so darned fast.
With each birthday I realize more of my life is behind me than ahead, at least I hope that is the case! That doesn’t scare me but it does make me want to live each day to the fullest and be aware of all that is around me. I want to enjoy family and cherish each of the moments we are able to share. I want to continue expanding my knowledge, explore new horizons and maintain a zest for life. Most of all, I want somehow, some way to make a difference in the lives I touch. That may be my biggest challenge.
I don’t want to look back with regret. Rather I choose to be grateful for life as it is. Whatever fills the chapters that are ahead, here’s to savoring the journey and viewing each moment as special.
Have you thoughts about birthdays and what they mean to you?
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