Being grateful for celebrating another birthday:
I love birthdays. I really do love them.
I know some people prefer to hide under the duvet when it’s their turn to become one year older, but I am a self-proclaimed Birthday Princess 👸🏼 and think it’s a day to celebrate and to feel special.
Birthdays are the perfect opportunity to celebrate being who we are. After all, the whole idea of them is to acknowledge the day we were born.
Our lives are definitely worth celebrating. But how often do we really truly celebrate?
Not enough in my book.
There is only one of each of us. And they’ll only ever be one of us. How amazing is that! I think that’s something worth celebrating for starters.
I actually believe we’re all worth celebrating every single day of the year, but let’s start slowly and surely…
Birthdays are our very own special day and we can choose to celebrate them however we like.
Whether it’s a party or an intimate dinner, a pampering spa day or a shop til you drop day, a day trip out or a quiet day in with our nearest and dearest, it’s different for everyone, but that’s what it’s all about isn’t it.
Some of my most memorable birthdays have involved travelling, something I really love to do. I’ve turned a year older in incredible places like New York, Sydney and Bali.
But I also treasure birthdays spent with my family, or a close friend or two. One of my most treasured was going for a walk with my family in an historic country park and it started snowing: it was magical.
However we choose to celebrate, acknowledge and appreciate our special day, it’s important not to feel selfish or guilty.
Which is very useful when it comes to me indulging my sweet tooth.
It’s also important for me to be grateful for the gift of another year. I make sure I take the time to reflect on the past year; feeling grateful for everything that was, and learning from the challenges I’ve faced. And I also spend time thinking about how I’d like my new year ahead to be: my hopes, dreams, wishes and intentions.
So every year on the 29th of March, I try my best to have a joy-filled birthday; a day where I can have my cake, and eat it too!