Birthday week


I’ve heard that there is a time when you should stop making a fuss about your birthday.  They say that time is when you are five.  I think that idea comes from someone who just doesn’t get it. I celebrate my birthday for a week.  If you think about it, every day is a good reason to celebrate.  Just being alive is pretty amazing.  A birthday just adds more flavor to it.

The grumps would think “So what that you have managed to stay alive long enough for the planet to make another trip around the sun?  Who cares?”  I say ignore them. They are just trying to bring you down.  The world is full of these people.  Ignore them.  They aren’t right.

Now, nobody is going to make a special fuss about your birthday, sure.  They get busy. They forget.  So it is up to you to make it special.

I take my birthday off from work every year.  This guarantees that nobody will yell at me that I can’t yell back at.  I also plan festivities throughout the week.  Sometimes the actual date of your birthday is not one where people can gather with you for supper.  Or it is raining.  Or you are sick.  So what I do is to stretch it out to make sure I get to soak up as much as I can.

Remember, your birthday is a special day.  It is the day that God chose to show the world this new and unique person.  Celebrate that!


About betsybeadhead

Hello, and Welcome. My name is Betsy, and I like beads and prayers. Fortunately those two things are more related than I ever realized. You are invited to “like” my Facebook page titled “Betsy Beadhead” and thus see what I’m talking about in my posts when I try to explain something using beads rather than words. This whole thing started because of that. Then I couldn't figure out how to post pictures so I just started writing. I string together words the same way I string together beads, and both serve the same purpose. I work at a library, surrounded by ideas brushing up against each other. I draw, paint, and collage. I study world religions. In all these experiences I like combining different things and making new things, and stretching my understanding of what “is” and what “has to be.” You are welcome to share my posts - just please give credit where credit is due. I'm anti-censorship but I'm also anti-plagiarism.
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