Birthday Alert!

Today is my favorite day of the year because today is all about me. Today I get to be unapologetically selfish since today is my birthday.

I love birthdays because it’s a time of celebration and reflection. It’s an excuse to celebrate yourself and to examine strides you have made, no matter how small, and to plan goals for your next 365-day orbit around the sun.

One of the things I like to do on my birthday (or during the week of my birthday; since the actual birthday itself is always chockful of activities) is to write down all the things I am grateful for that occurred during the past year followed by another list with a few goals I would like to achieve during the upcoming year. Doing this gives my life intention and even though things may not go exactly as I planned all the time it does give me some purpose and a lot to look forward to.

My husband loves my enthusiasm surrounding birthdays and has confessed that his birthdays have gotten so much better since he’s known me.๐Ÿ˜Š I not only make a big deal about my own birthday, but I also make a big deal about everyone else’s. I use to wake up my son with a dozen or more balloons every year on his birthday (while singing him “Happy Birthday” in my tone-deaf off-key voice) simply because when he was little he loved balloons.

I cannot emphasize how special it is to experience a healthy, stress-free birthday. Life should be celebrated. Always! We get so busy with our everyday existence and obligations that we run the risk of not celebrating ourselves. The least we can do is to take a day – at least one day – where we indulge ourselves with our whims and fancies; and what better day to do it than on your birthday. You are so worth it!

To each his own, but as long as I live I will never understand those who tell me that their birthday “is no big deal, it’s just another day.” Yes, of course, it’s another day but it’s your day a day that should be acknowledged, recognized or celebrated even if in the smallest manner.

My celebrations started last night with the Donna Summer Musical on Broadway followed by a nice dinner with my Love. The birthday is off to a great start, and I am truly excited to continue celebrating, not only today but also the remainder of the week. Happy Birthday to Me!!!!! ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ


59 thoughts on “Birthday Alert!

  1. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! To you Sis!!!! YAY!!! – Donna Summer musical??? Okay, I needed to be there for that! I’m so happy that you celebrated your birthday with a BANG! I have to admit, I’m one of the ones that think my birthday is no big deal (but inside it really is) however, I really never have had anyone to share it with and by that I mean, like friends (it’s a long story, it’s not my day but yours so let’s move one – shall we??) So sorry I’m late with the response, would have loved to have sent this “the day of” (smh) – but anywho! I’m glad you had fun and hope you’re still celebrating!!

    Wishing you the Best and Pray that you have many, many, many more AWESOME & FANTASTIC birthdays to come! Much Love xoxo

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  2. Happy birthday!!! I so agree with you- every birthday is a celebration and a gift. I love birthdays and looking forward to spoiling my daughter this week who also has a birthday!!! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Œ

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    1. Hi Emma – Happy Birthday to your daughter. How old is she turning this week? I bet you have some wonderful things planned for her.

      My birthday was great! I had 3 straight days of celebrating and hanging out. It was exhausting but fun, lots of fun. I hope your daughter has an awesome birthday week. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  3. Happy Birthday! I never get too excited over birthdays… It just reminds me of how much older I am. Lol. I do love your enthusiasm, though! I guess I need to change my mindset because I think you may be onto something! Have a wonderful celebration, my friend! โค

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  4. I agree with your views on birthdays…its one day and the date is significant ….life matters and the best way to have a purpose driven life is to start with an appreciation and then go from there. I love that you plan for the next 365 days….keep going and keep on celebrating life girl!!! Happy Birthday (Week)!!!!โค

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  5. Happy birthday, Racquel! You look fierce as hell โค I am personally known to turn birthdays into festivals in my house, so I can so relate to your sentiment! We celebrate life; oh yes, that's what we do! Have a fantastic year ahead โค โค

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