Today is the my 49th birthday and “Happy Birthday” post started rolling in on facebook at 6AM. I have had a blast all week chatting it up about my birthday coming today and laughed about it with many people.
Before I retired… I never worked on my birthday- I always took the day off. Even if I didn’t have special plans. I always wanted chocolate cake with white icing and pink flowers with green leaves. Before my aunt passed away (we called her “Toch”) she baked a cake for my birthday for 38 years…. yes that is a long time. After she passed there were a few cakes along the way to continue the tradition but they never tasted the same. Until Mrs Peggy made one of hers and it taste so much likes “Toch’s” that each one brings back a flood of happy memories back.
My birthday is nothing to watch the news for – or it is not that special to most people.
It is to me because it means another year of survival.
Another year that I influenced someone
Another year that I was able to spend it with my family.
It is a day to celebrate because it is fun.
It is my 24 hours of fame and then I return to the waiting list.
It opens the door for another possible year to be lived – we are not guaranteed another minute, if my facebook wall makes someone smile or laugh because of the big deal I make over March 20th every single year then it was a successful day.
Life is short. It is time to celebrate being alive.
I am thankful for every single “Happy Birthday” text message, 300+ likes and post on facebook/social media, email, phone call, flowers and birthday cards.
How long is your “long” term goal? What are you willing to give up now to have something big to celebrate later.
Come follow me on Facebook – like my page – and tell me what your long term goal is…. I want to know.