The Birthday – the milestone event of another year. I told Susie Lindau, the Wild Rider that I would blog about this day and then I proceeded to panic about it all week long.
This is why I write fiction. I’m no good with real life. My characters say it so much better than I ever could.
When we’re little, we get excited for our big celebration. It means cake, ice cream and presents. If we’re lucky, lots of gifts.
Older now, some of us still hold on to that beautiful child-like quality; turning into a ball of energy as their annual date nears. I am not one of them. I usually remain quiet, failing to acknowledge the day. Maybe then I won’t age.
Yet Immortality has yet to find me. Ignoring birthdays hasn’t helped.
In the absence of an immortality elixir, what suffices for that long, happy life? I might suggest getting out and having fun!
Play in the rain and mud.
Pretend to be something you’re not and dress-up.
Don’t be afraid to be a little goofy.
Let amazing friends pamper you every once and a while.
Try new and fun places and locations.
Most importantly, celebrate every day of the year!
Love and laughter help keep the heart young. Nothing reminds us of that more than friends and family. Make time in your schedule for fun. You’ll be happy you did, and your body will thank you.
The Amazing Tameri Etherton recently celebrated her birthday. She asked everyone for a cup of water for those in need. You can still do that, by the way. What a fantastic lady and a great cause!
Susie Lindau also just celebrated her birthday. She gave us some great ideas on how to ring in another momentous year.
I lugged a car load of bottles and cans to the recycle center last weekend. This weekend I’ll haul all our electronics to the planned pick-up site and schedule our hazardous waste (old paint and batteries) pickup. For my birthday I ask that you be earth conscious. Think of Gaia and recycle. Use reusable bags when you shop. I love the cool designs on my bags. I use them over and over again. Julia B. Whitmore can tell you more about that, here and here. Every little bit makes a difference. Thank you, my friends.
Kelly says it well here, live each day to its fullest. Celebrate life and enjoy the moments—everyday. 🙂
What do you do to stay young at heart? Do you get giddy like a child when your birthday is approaching?