Friday Fun – Happy Birthday to Me!
34 years ago today…
I love birthdays! I really do. My family was also very good at celebrating them. It was the one day of the year that I felt moderately comfortable getting extra attention.
I’ve tried to analyze my love of celebrating my birthday. Truth is I kind of feel guilty now as an adult for still wanting to make a big deal out of my birthday. But I think I’ve pinpointed why I love them so much…
Birthdays are a little taste of freedom for me. As an achiever I’m always trying to win your approval and earn your respect. My birthday is the one day you love and affirm me for just being me.
In addition to that, birthdays are a time for me to pause and reflect on what I’m doing with my life. Am I living my God-given potential? Are there goals I need to set? Dreams I need to accomplish? People I need to pour into?
So here’s to birthdays!
When is your birthday and how do you like to celebrate it?
Happy Birthday Jenni! We haven't met, but our friends, Brandi and Donna, think we should. So what a great day to read your blog and connect a face with a name. I'll celebrate by spending time with my best girls when I turn 45 in June. Any day to eat cake without excuse is a GOOD day! 🙂
Happy Birthday. Looking forward to hanging out Sunday!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!!! Eat a BIG cupcake with LOTS of icing!!!!!!!! (eat one for me too!!) Hope you have a great day!!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
You deserve free lunch on your big day
So make Pete buy it for you!
Jenni, I hope you have a great birthday!
You're a great encourager and an exemplary leader…so proud to know you.
Thanks for all the birthday love, friends!
Wow, what a great perspective on birthdays:) I'm going to have to put you on speed dial so you can talk me through my big 3-0 in September! (I am not nearly as excited about it as you are about your birthday today.) Have a great day, Super Sweetness – looking forward to seeing you again soon!
The 30's are great! Don't worry Casie!
Happy Birthday! Yet another thing we've found in common…love birthdays…so much that I create my own month-long holiday…wild 🙂
Dawn – it's a little crazy how much we have in common!
January 3. By my birthday, everyone is a)broke and b) on a diet. They are tired of partying. 🙂 So it's a bit of a challenge. I've toyed with the idea of celebrating in June instead but that's when my anniversary and all my kids birthdays are! So sometimes we go away for a night or I ask for a day at the spa with dinner afterwards. I like time with friends and occasionally we invite friends over. But many times we just do something with Phil and me….
Oh Jan, that is a bad time of year for a birthday!
i loved seeing you this morning! I'm looking forward to celebrating tomorrow!!
Im glad Birthdays are a good memory for both of us! I love you and I hope you had a good one! Looking forward to next year!