If you’ve ever received a birthday wish from me I bet I added in the line “Today you should celebrate yourself!”
I believe most of us adults are prone to play down how we should act on the day.
Tomorrow is my birthday and I will heed my own advice.
Why not celebrate turning 59? Why not celebrate me?
Why not, indeed?
OK, I can see why my friends smirk when I write it in their birthday cards. It’s tough to celebrate yourself.
But I’ll give it a try.
This past year has had some drastic ups and downs. And to be honest, most of the “ups” were just that I survived the big “downs”.
The joy of being an optimistic person is that my glass is always more than half full so I tend to have a good cry when things go bad, then carry on. And when I say carry on, I don’t mean put on a stoic face and just move forward. I mean get up off the ground, search out where happiness is and claim it.
So with that in mind, I’ve been thinking about what I loved most about the past year.
There is no question that my time with the kids rates as number one!
And the last couple of hours have been the best reminder of what makes me truly happy. I’ve tried to write this blog and been constantly waylaid by texting with my best girlfriend. She’s away right now but we keep chatting. Time with her makes everything better and I’m blessed to have her in my life! Then another friend called and 30 minutes slipped away. He makes me laugh. Back to writing and my brother phones me! Of course I have time to talk… you’re my brother! And even now the birthday messages are starting to come in. Hell, I think I’ll cheat and open up the cards I’ve gotten! Why wait until tomorrow?
Then it dawns on me. Someone once told me this weird saying.
Tomorrow I am going to celebrate the person I think my true friends think I am.
And that’s going to make for a very good day.