The previous Saturday, my friend’s housemate had a birthday. When I met him in the evening, I asked how his day was. He replied, “It was just like any other day, there is nothing special about my birthday.”
My view of my birthday is contrary to my dear friend’s. I always squeal with excitement when my birthday is drawing close. On this day, it is when the Lord looked at me, saw that I was good, and brought me on earth for a good cause. I believe so because the Bible asserts that in Genesis 1:31, “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good….” The thought of this scripture helps me to regain my strength and confidence.
The new strength brings me joy. A joy that makes me look back to see how the grace of the Lord has brought me this far. A day before my birthday I go over all my photos on google drive, which makes me reminisce about my past and realize my physical transformation over the years. I use some of the photos when wishing myself blissful years ahead.
At midnight, I usually start planning how to make my day extra. By extra, I mean doing something which I do not do on any other normal day. It only has to be positive fun and economic. I do that because I believe that happiness is a state of mind. I ensure that I am happy first about my day before anyone else makes me realize the significance of the day in my life. Nonetheless, I am grateful that there are people who get excited about my day before I even get into the birthday mood. I appreciate the fact that my counterparts sacrifice their time to be with me or wish me the best on my day. The love in the birthday messages makes me overwhelmed with delight.
After receiving such love from God, friends, and family, I find more reason to soar higher and live a meaningful life. On 03/03, I just feel that Isaiah 60:1 was written for me. “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.”