Yes today really is my birthday! I have always loved my birthday.
Some years I have celebrated with family and friends. Some years with my spouse. Some years alone. Regardless of whom was or was not with me, I celebrated, and the day was special with a touch of magic.
Birth is a miracle. I believe that we are never-dying spirits that flit in and out of physical bodies at will, meaning I chose May 11th out of all the other 364 days available to be my birthday. I also believe I chose the circumstances of my birth – parents, location, physical body, etc.
To me, death is equally miraculous. It is when I will choose to move on to another adventure.
Whoa! Getting deep here. Regardless of what you believe about birthdays, consider this:
My birthday, like your birthday, is not ‘just’ another day. A birthday is NOT like all the rest. It is THE DAY my subconscious, nonphysical self - decided was the most perfect day to start this journey on earth. This thought still takes my breath away and I hope it gives you reason to pause as well.
Today is my birthday. I will carry a secret smile with me all day, feeling so grateful and blessed that after so many years I am still living this life, loving the people (and animals!) in this life, and doing my best to be the change I want to see in this world.