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Age – A Gift Denied To Many

Tomorrow, I will be 44 years old. 

And I feel fantastic. I feel fabulous. I feel happy. I am not ashamed of my age. I am not shy about telling people I will be 44 years old.

I’m a bit of a child when it comes to my birthday. I always have been. I was the kind of kid who would wake up extra early on my birthday and nag my parents to get up. I’m still like that. What can I say, a child at heart and I embrace that. I love the presents. I love knowing I’m going to get to spend time with friends and family, celebrating ME, yes, perhaps I’m a bit of a narcissist, I LOVE being the center of attention and what better time than a birthday. I love celebrating. My birthday, your birthday, an achievement, an anniversary, heck, just life. And there’s not better excuse for a celebration than LIFE right? 

My husband doesn’t get it. He doesn’t go in for the big birthday celebration, he likes his birthday to pass as low key as possible. Not me. I want it all. I want to be woken up by birthday singing and cake and Champagne, balloons, bells and whistles. 

I want to celebrate. And I’ve often felt really childish about that sentiment. Until I watched this video from my friend Wenchy which she posted the other day on her birthday. And it really struck a chord with me. 

  She is so right! 

Turning 44 is a privilege denied to many. I feel it must be celebrated. Every day is a gift and I got the gift of another year. Another year with my children, my family, my friends and all the things I love. A celebration of another year of life and the hope of another year of life. Because life is a gift and not a guarantee.

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18 Comments

  • Reply belindamountain

    Lovely and so true. Happy birthday!

    June 16, 2016 at 8:41 am
  • Reply Mrs FF

    Happy birthday Sharon… I always wear a new item or two on my birthday.. A panty, a dress, a shoe doesn’t matter but I have to have one new item and now I always take the day off work too (lucky you your birthday is a public holiday in SA)

    Hope you are enjoying your day so far and did a run or at least 4.4 km (cheesy 🙂 )

    June 16, 2016 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Laura

    I love my birthdays! I always want to celebrate but the last two have been super subdued!

    June 19, 2016 at 6:25 pm
  • Reply Marcia (123 blog)

    I’m somewhere in the middle but I do agree that every year is a gift and something to be celebrated. I work with lots of young people these days who seem to think the fact I’m over 40 is something to be ashamed of…. um no, I’m proud of every one of those years who has made me what I am today.

    Happy birthday month 🙂

    June 20, 2016 at 8:51 am
  • Reply Wenchy

    Happy happy birthday!!! ♡ ♡ ♡

    June 16, 2017 at 9:01 am
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