I love birthdays.
I love my birthday. I love your birthday. I love everyone’s birthdays. I love all of them. I love them more than holidays.
It’s just really wonderful that we humans have this longstanding tradition so that each person has a day on the calendar for connection, surprises, gratitude, and appreciation. I sincerely love that we have all of these rituals for the day a person is born.
Yesterday was my birthday, and you guessed it: I loved it.
I can’t say it was the most eventful one I’ve ever had. Though my symptoms have subsided, I was in Covid isolation for the day.
But three people stopped by to bring me treats. (Grateful!)
And I heard from so many loved ones. This is the thing I love about birthdays in our current era: Social media becomes a place of shoutouts, and people from all the various chapters of your life become this assembly of connection. I was very grateful to receive from that yesterday.
Since my birthday is right at the beginning of the year, I think I can say confidently with anticipation,