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!