Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Year Older

Today, to help kickstart my vacation, I had a birthday. It was a great day, I enjoyed it very much! It's an interesting thing birthdays. Some people look forward to them all year, some ignore them, others get depressed, and some are resentful to everyone around them for forgetting them!

To me celebrating my birthday is a self-care thing. Yet for the past two years I've found myself not really knowing what to do on my birthday. I feel torn between making myself happy and making those around me happy. I'd like to plan a grand adventure for myself (and those with me) but either few of my friends/family would be too excited about accompanying me or my young children would be excluded because of the limitations of their age. Sigh.

How do you handle the whole birthday thing? I'm curious to hear how others view and take part in celebrating their birth. Today I decided to ask grace at my birthday meal. I prayed "Thank you God . . . for me." A few snickers came my way but I am indeed thankful for my existence and all the things God has blessed me with. Now I just need to figure out how to celebrate it!


Jobina said...

Happy birthday Mark! We didn't do anything earth shattering, but it was a good day!

Terry L said...

Happy Birthday, buddy.

"No wise man ever wished to be younger."

-Jonathan Swift