Every year we each have a birthday.  That point of reference that tells us how long we have been on earth (this lifetime).  For many, it’s a day of celebration and revelry.  For others it is just another day, and for some, it is a day of contemplation.  I know this because today is my birthday and at some point in my life, I fell into each of the categories.  I actually started thinking about this last night.  Those all too familiar questions came to mind.  Am I where I thought I would be?  Of course not.  Have I done all the things I set out to do?  Again, of course not.  Am I where I’m supposed to be at this point in life?  Actually, yes and the deeper I look, I have done a lot of what I set out to do.  I am close to where I thought I’d be.  In fact, I’ve had a pretty amazing life and it’s not over.  So why celebrate this day?  It is the moment in time and space I chose to experience this life on earth.  It was, is, and will be a good decision.



One thought on “Birthdays

  1. happy birthday to you my unknown friend. you have effected the world in so many thousands of ways that you do not even realize, so I am thankful you were born. You think of all the people you made smile, or helped build, and then those people went out and had a great day or learned something. I’m willing to bet that in some way one of the good things you’ve done has effected someone I know. woops- make that TWO – I’ve read your blog today and been effected. have a great celebration and know in every culture there are different reasons to celebrate your birth day- and every one of them is CORRECT. Celebrate your birth day tomorrow as well, because lots of strangers – that have NEVER told you- are happier because YOU WERE HERE! be well, mikey


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