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?