“I decided if you're lucky enough to be alive, you should use each birthday to celebrate what your life is about.” -Mary Steenburgen
Most people don’t like to celebrate their birthdays, well I’m not like most people. The thought of getting older scares people. It’s like if they don’t celebrate it did you really turn a year older? Well of course you did so why not celebrate the fact that you are still alive and breathing?
I go all out for birthdays including my own. I try to make people feel special on their birthday because a lot of people don’t like their birthday. I’m like how don’t like the day you were born? It’s the reason why you are here today. So, when it comes around celebrate it and be thankful to have been given another year.
Life is short and the older I get I’m starting to understand this more clearly. When I reminisce about my childhood it seems like it was just yesterday and now, I’m grown and married with children. Life is something to celebrate and you only live once so appreciate it while you’re here. Most people are letting their life slip away because they are stuck in a rut and feeling bad for the way their life is going. So what? If you are still alive that means you still have time.
Celebrate life not only on your birthday but also each day. When I wake I am always thankful for another day. I pray to God and I get my day started. Each day we are alive is a good day. This is the attitude you must have about life. We must stop being so frustrated with how our life is and start celebrating the fact that we have been given a life. The circumstances we go through are only temporary and you’ll be upset with yourself if you continue to dwell on why things are not the way you want them to be.
Us being alive today is a sign that whatever we are supposed to do on earth isn’t complete. God isn’t keeping us around to live a life unfulfilled. God wants us to live a life that is worth celebrating. When you’re not doing something, you’re passionate about, or living your purpose, waking up each day to celebrate life isn’t something that comes to mind. Though it might be tough trying to find happiness through a difficult situation, you must develop an attitude of resilience to push through the difficulties you face in life. Each day you are given a chance to start over so, when you wake up to a new day, this is confirmation that whatever your purpose is or whatever you are passionate about is still waiting for you to accomplish it. Life is a gift from God and each day we have breathe is an opportunity to explore this place call earth.
So, remember today, each day you are alive is a reminder that your time on earth is not finished. There are going to be times when you are happy and times when you feel like giving up but through it all celebrate life. Celebrate life and be joyful even when the circumstances don’t seem pleasant.
Today I dare you to live a life that is worth celebrating.
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”-Oprah Winfrey