Wednesday, March 6, 2019

365-Day Reward

A birthday theme this Wellness Wednesday. Do you treat birthdays like New Year's, as a time to re-assess, make new goals, start projects? I generally don't, to be honest. But I enjoy hearing about what other people are thinking and doing. I know someone who did 50 volunteer projects in the year leading up to her 50th birthday, and Ruth decided to write fifty first drafts before she turned 50.

Hey, here's something that isn't birthday-related but is a feel-good thing, and could be related if your goal is to be a good stranger (and don't we all want that, really?). Nicole Miller asked people on Twitter to tell her the nicest thing a stranger had ever done for them, and the answers were great.

Back to birthdays:

I see birthdays as a reward for having shown up 365 in a row. It's like getting a badge for attendance.
~Gina Barreca

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
~Jean Paul Richter

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.
~Larry Lorenzoni

The best birthdays of all are those that haven't arrived yet.
~Robert Orben

Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again.
~Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Real birthdays are not annual affairs. Real birthdays are the days when we have a new birth.
~Ralph Parlette

Happy birthday to Michelangelo and happy belated birthday to Vivaldi, who was born March 4, 1678:


Pop said...

Liked the birthday quotations (especially the "badge for attendance" one. :-)

And the stranger stories were, indeed, great.

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

I'm a day late and a dollar short, but I've got a sack full of happy wishes for you, T! Hope you had a great day. <3