The topic of birthdays came up the other day and one woman said, “I don’t have those anymore.” 

Well, I do and my twin sister is about to have another one.

I like birthdays because I like to get together with family and friends and celebrate.

I like birthdays because I can reflect on what has happened in the past year and make goals for what I want to accomplish in the coming year.

I like birthdays because it breaks up the normal routine.

I like birthdays because I like cake and ice cream.

I like birthdays because I get to think about other people and celebrate them.

There could be many things to not like about birthdays, but I choose to celebrate people and their goodness.

I get it, not everything about getting older is fun, but I would rather celebrate another birthday than not.

And though in my family we may be celebrating me and my twin this weekend, it is my mom I want to celebrate. She sacrificed through giving birth and raising us and so to mom, Thanks for the Birthday! The best gift ever.