It’s my birthday! And you know what? I am happy about it.
People at my office thought it was weird that I was excited to celebrate the passing of another year. They said they never take their birthday’s off, they don’t make a big deal of it, etc. But, honestly, they all sounded kind of sad about it.
If you don’t celebrate for yourself, who will? To me, it’s about taking the time to say, “I’m worthy.” Worthy of celebrating, worthy of treats, worthy of fun, worthy (in spite) of aging, worthy of another year. Birthdays shouldn’t be sad – they should be an affirmation that your life is valuable.
So I’m doing nice things for myself today! I’ve got a session at a meditation float spa in the afternoon, then lunch with friends, and then – EEEEK – karaoke! I rented a private room and invited my boldest friends – we’re going to sing the night away. Also I think there will be cake.
I’ve been thinking a lot about what songs I want to sing. There’s one that I’m really hoping they have – it’s out of my range, but it’s my favorite song at the moment.
In fact, I want it to be this year’s theme song. I want to play it every time I feel sad or defeated or stressed. I want to sing it and feel it and carry it with me for the whole year.
This is going to be a year of fearlessness. Of wonder. Of growth. Of love. Of gratitude. Of singing and dancing and travel and laughter.
This is a year of Happy: