Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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.
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.
The best birthdays of all are those that haven't arrived yet.
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.
Happy birthday to Michelangelo and happy belated birthday to Vivaldi, who was born March 4, 1678: