Tuesday, February 22, 2011


This past week we celebrated my husband's birthday. It seems whenever one of our birthday's comes up we never have any plans and it usually turns into a last minute thing. This year I had been asking him for a month what he would want to do to celebrate and he kept putting it off or saying "I don't know" and at one point he said "It's just another day". My brother had recently said the same thing about his birthday in January. That made me realize how often we neglect the chance to celebrate our own life and our own uniqueness. Certainly everyday we should take a chance to celebrate life's little blessings, big or small. However that doesn't occur as often as we'd like. We may be bogged down from the days work and are just glad to celebrate the end of a work day by sitting down and relaxing on the couch. That is why your birthday is not "just another day" but a day to celebrate you and how special you are to those who are important in your life. Whether or not you have a big birthday bash or a quiet family dinner, you have to take the chance to celebrate you! As I was thinking about writing my blog on my way to work this morning a song that I think evokes these same sentiments came onto the radio. Katy Perry's song Firework (click to see the video). Here are just a few of the lyrics:

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind

Wanting to start again

Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin

Like a house of cards

One blow from caving in

Do you ever feel already buried deep

Six feet under scream

But no one seems to hear a thing

Do you know that there's still a chance for you

Cause there's a spark in you

You just gotta ignite the light

And let it shine

Just own the night

Like the Fourth of July

Cause baby you're a firework

Come on show 'em what you're worth

Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"

As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you're a firework

Come on let your colors burst

Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"

You're gunna leave 'em all in awe awe awe 

The point is, we have to realize that no matter how our day goes or what other things we have going on, we have to take the time to celebrate the little things. But especially on our birthday we must celebrate our life by re-igniting our own spark and let it shine. It will definitely lead to a new adventure.
In the end, my husband decided to have a nice family dinner. So get out there and own the night and the day!


Pete said...

Loyal blogger,
I agree wholeheartedly! We should all take the time to celebrate US, and our uniqueness!
Thanks for such wonderful thoughts

Anonymous said...

So How come when I ask you for 2 MOnths what you want to do for OUR birthday you don't come up with anything? I say you need to remember this post next time ;) I like to celebrate YOU and Me as much as you want to celebrate your hubby's big day.