Happy Belated Birthday To Me!
What does it say that I’m late to my own party?
The law of diminishing returns would suggest that I’ve passed peak celebratory years, jaded to the passage of time. While there’s a good dose of truth in that statement, it’s far from the full picture. Let’s turn the concept on its head for a moment.
What if, instead of reserving the festivities for a single calendar date, we lived every day a little bit more like a celebration?
- Instead of saving the best bite for last, we dug right in and savored it along with the rest?
- Instead of keeping prized collectables pristine in their packages, we tore them open and played without restraint?
- Instead of saving cake for special occasions, made the act of eating cake a special occasion in and of itself?
Becoming an adult requires you to do one of two things: Give in, or give it your all.
So here I am, another year older. It doesn’t feel significant because, quite frankly, it’s not. It’s one birthday of many, not the greatest but absolutely not the worst, with many more to follow. It’s special precisely for the reason that it’s not.
I’ll be out here living everyday a little bit more like it’s my birthday from this point forward. Who’s with me?