Birthday Countdown

Just a few more days until I’m officially “old”. Well, maybe not old by most people’s standards…I’ll only be 40. But it’s not an age I thought I’d reach – for a myriad of reasons. But here it is, just around the calendar corner on this coming Sunday. And I’m not really all that excited about it.

40th birthday

Usually, I’m a girl who loves birthdays – I’ve always seen it as a day to truly celebrate a person’s contribution to the world. A day to tell them the world is a better place for them being in it. Some people will say, “It’s just a day on the calendar.” and “You should tell people they’re special every day!” but that doesn’t change my thoughts on it.

To me it’s like Valentine’s Day (which I love, BTW). Yes, you should tell your loved ones every day that they’re special and wanted and needed but V-Day is a day to make that love really shown and understood (and if you forget to do it daily, it’s a day to NOT forget).

Birthdays are the same way for me. You should tell someone regularly that they are special, that they’re important to you. But a birthday is a chance to really let someone know that their birth, their mere existence, is a wonderful addition to the universe. It’s a day to simply celebrate them, their life and their importance in yours.

And … I’m going to stop there. I’m all for being honest and upfront, but some things are just hard to put into writing. But, I think there are some of you that will understand without the words. Who have been right here where I am. And to you, I say,

“You is kind, you is smart, you is important.”

Because maybe that’s all anyone really needs to hear on their birthday to make it happy. Just that simple of a statement.


XO – T.

About T.A. Babcock

Writer, artist, mom, special project manager, MS Office Goddess, beautiful dreamer, randomly eccentric lady. (Not necessarily in that order...)

Posted on March 5, 2014, in Randomness and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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