Posted by: Sheila | January 13, 2009

On birthdays

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When I was younger, as a child or a young adult. I used to look forward to my birthday with glee. I imagined all I would get what would happen on the day and then excitedly look forward to the year ahead. As I got older after some disappointing days I began to be dreadfully all grown up about my big day. After losing some family members I almost began to dread it as each year meant they were further away and I was moving on without them. It took about 3/4 of these birthdays for me to realise (after looking at an old photo)that I used to love my birthday and so I should.

This year my mission is and I hope it is yours too that whenever the big day is WE WILL ENJOY IT. The first thing I am going to do is to book a day off work well in advance or if I am at home book a day away from all domestic chores What are you going to do?

I am going to arrange a nice day for myself with large gaps for big surprises and tell those close to me who care that I am really looking forward to it, no matter what happens. If people ask what I want for a present I am going to tell them rather than saying “peace”! and then being disgruntled when I don’t get lovely presents. I am going to buy myself a lovely treat and wrap it well in advance for my own private surprise. I am going to be grateful for all the gifts even the ones not wrapped, badly wrapped and the ones I don’t even want.

I am going to laugh, have fun and not get upset about another year.

Basically I am just going to relax.

I am not going to look in mirrors and count the new lines of my face.

I am not going to compare myself to others of my age and all they seem to have achieved and acquired.

I am not going to waste time thinking about extra flesh, gray hair and cellulite.

I am really going to try and have a laugh and laugh lots, dance around, eat cake , and be glad that I am getting another year here on earth. I hope you will join me at least in spirit I shall be thinking of you!

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  1. Great!
    We have to learn to enjoy life, no matter what our age, or how much gray hair or laughter lines we have.
    Each laughter line tells a story!
    Birthdays are the perfect opportunity for celebrating and enjoying ourselves.
    Of course I’ll be with you in spirit!
    Happy Birthday!

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  2. Thanks a lot, hope your birthday goes well when the time comes, thanks for commenting

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