Birthdays

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.

Gabriel

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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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