Thursday, August 9, 2012
My Birthday Wishes 8.9.2012
Today marks my 25th birthday. I woke up this morning so happy knowing that I had accomplished so much this past year to justify this birthday being that much more worth celebrating. I was using my days on this Earth to do something and make a change to better myself and others as well. To me, those years in between 21-25 are such a bore, I mean yes they are just as important in some senses but you can't really do anything special because of those ages. At 21 you're legal to drink at least right? (I don't drink, but still find that this is pretty cool) and then there is 22....bore...23...bore....24...bore and then WAM 25! You see I dug deep and hard to find something that was unique to being 25 so that I could feel super excited about this birthday and I did....ladies and gentlemen, 25 is the age one must be to rent certain rental cars without an underage rental fee! WOOHOO!! I can now rent a car on vacation as an adult hahahahaha Hey this made me laugh and I'll take it lol
In a more serious world, however, I am so thankful to have made it to 25 a healthy and smart young woman. I find myself to be pretty level headed and I really have big aspirations for my day each time I wake up--that way I am encouraged to complete that days tasks :)
With age, my idea of my birthday has changed so much. In college it was about finding the hottest spot to have a dance-a-thon with my friends lol In H.S. it was about getting my grandmother to let me hang out and have dinner with my friends at the local hot spot. Now, my birthday means something much different--it means to me that I have been given the opportunity to have more time on this Earth to complete my incomplete dreams and to help others achieve theirs as well while I am here.
I have a project that I have been working on with the kids I work with for a little over a month. I told them that it would be their birthday gift to me (we will hopefully execute this project some time tomorrow). Birthdays are no longer about gifts and money and cake, but about celebrating the fact that you have woken up another day, a day that just so happens to have a special meaning, a day that you were given to make yourself happy and lend a hand to those around you in making themselves happy as well.
I don't know about you but seeing someone else smile as a result of something I initiated, that warms the heart more than any gift card, greeting card or present.
Here is my suggestion to you: Start a new tradition--go against the norm and on YOUR birthday do something for others instead. It is the best of both worlds really, you get the satisfaction of knowing that you used your special day to show thanks by making someones world a better place and you are also helping someone accomplish something that they may not have been able to do otherwise.
If you would like--do something kind for someone today where you have to go that extra mile and then in your head say "Happy Birthday Alysea"! --This would be the best gift ever!
Happy Birthday to Me :)