Yes, today is my birthday! And I type this with the biggest smile. Those of you who know me well, know that I LOVE MY birthday. The one day I can be selfish without feeling guilty because it’s all about me! And I do start my own personal celebrating about two weeks before and wrap it up about two weeks after. A birthday season, if you will.
But I am choosing to acknowledge this birthday without it being about aging. Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem admitting my chronological age, which is 48. But I am choosing to celebrate things I am most proud of and my accomplishments in the past year. No longer going to celebrate just because I am still here. Yes, it is a privilege to grow old and I am very thankful to God for that. But aging is optional!