As many of you might already know, It was my birthday on Friday and I turned 17. Most of the time, my birthday isn’t much of a big deal. I don’t like making it a big deal because I don’t really see why people should treat me differently on one day when they could be nice everyday but I understand why. Anyway, People made a bigger deal out of it than they usually do this year and it was kind of nice. I didn’t do much with my family but that was completely understandable. We don’t do much. However, lots of my friends, people I know from school and work we very kind about it. Lots of them wished me a happy birthday and I guess it made me feel somewhat appreciated. It was nice.
So, to you all, I’d like to say thank you. Any of you who were so kind to wish me a happy birthday, thank you. You’re all so kind and are very good at making me feel special.
Many people would suggest that a birthday is a day where people celebrate the date of someone’s birth and their ability to have made it this far in life (if you like). However, some people see it differently. I mean, I see it partly of the suggested definition but I also see it as a reason to celebrate a person themselves. I mean, there is one day out of 365 where you are allowed to be a little bit selfish and they day s a bout you. It is your own holiday if you like. I know that I said I don’t see why you should be nice to someone for just one day but there are arguments for and against. However you choose to celebrate is entirely up to you. Maybe you don’t celebrate. Either way, happy birthday and have a great day no matter what it is that you do!
Specifically, I’d like to say a huge thank you to (again) my girlfriend and best friend. You both got me some awesome prezzies and did something that is hard to do with me; make me feel special. I feel really loved and appreciated when a person is able to do that because it shows that they have put effort into knowing you as a person instead of being someone in the crowd. – La La Land reference for you there 😉
Anyway, If one of your friends or family members has a birthday coming up soon, be sure to make them feel special. It’s great for their mental health – trust me!
Yugen – A thought about the universe which triggers an emotional response too deep to put into words.