I want to combine a link to another blog to the thoughts I have had recently about birthdays. THE LINK IS AT THE END.
Birthdays come but once a year, although we do have other occasions we enjoy celebrating during the year.
When we were young, birthdays were a big deal, friends, cake, games and it felt like a celebration. For example – My wonderful daughter loved to invite all her friends to celebrate when she was young, and so she did.
As we aged, the birthdays seemed to be celebrated less, just a few people, some family – birthdays were even overlooked accidentally.
Then we aged more and birthdays were only celebrated at milestones, turning 19, turning 30, turning 40, 50, 60 etc. But, of course, that meant mostly birthdays were just another day, albeit with some cards or cake.
After a certain age, we realize birthdays need to be celebrated again, every year because life seems less guaranteed. In actuality, there were never guarantees, and we are all a blink away from our last sunrise.