As each year passes by, birthdays come and go, life somehow seems to speed up. When we were children, with excitement we couldn't wait for each birthday, growing older, reaching one's teens and then early twenties. The anticipation of being independent and to leave one's childhood behind are grasped all too quickly. Now later in life, we don't make a fuss of every birthday, however, when it's a special round number, such as 40, 50, 60 or more, I think it it's appropriate and even necessary to mark the occasion, sharing in celebrating, not the fact of growing older, but the fact you were born. This gives all those around you, family and friends, the opportunity of letting you know how special and important you are in their lives.
It's funny how some people count the number of years they've lived in a particular house, stayed in a certain job, or what I've encountered recently, how many years since diagnosis of Parkinson's! We all have anniversaries for something that bares personal importance and significance.So if you have a special birthday, don't let the number of years deter you, celebrate with full gusto, enjoy the moment and live with intention!