photo by Renee
Honestly, birthdays are pretty awkward to me. I do however, love celebrating other people's birthdays though.But whenever October comes to an end and November slowly creeps in, I can't help but cringe at the thought knowing my birthday is around the corner. Ok, so the fact that I'm a year older doesn't actually upset me as much as I tell my friend's that. I've been asking myself a lot of questions about this 'birthday' topic. I ask things like "Why do we make such a big celebration for ourselves"? and "Is one supposed to feel super excited for her/his birthday?" "Why is it that I don't?" "Does that make me abnormally strange that way?". I dwelled on these idle thoughts but couldn't really find answers to those questions. So I turned to God - feeling a little dumb for not going to him for answers at the start. When he spoke to me, all I felt was calmness and genuine happiness. He told me this… Birthday's are supposed to be celebrated, and we should be excited and happy about it. Birthdays are reminders to us that God gave us life. We were born on this day not by accident but because He has amazing plans for us in this journey called life. To even experience this earth and more importantly God's love, is the greatest gift you will ever receive. No one else can give life, except the creator of the heavens and earth. It's the best birthday present if you think about it that way. We should be thankful for every year the Lord blesses us with. We will never know when our time is up here. So yeah. Today is my birthday. And I am thankful there is breath in me.