It’s my birthday today! Yippee!!! …ok, that’s trying to drum up some excitement for my special day which coincidentally is blog day! Birthdays are one of those days that get the average person excited and it is understandably so because it comes just once in 365 days! However, for me it is slightly different and even though I get excited about my birthday, I also become quite nervous each time my birthday approaches, a classic case of birthday blues. I don’t know if there are other people in my shoes even though I suspect there would be. It may be some sort of anxiety or apprehension which shows up towards any big day such as the first day at work, a wedding day, a woman’s due date of delivery. I get the birthday blues and it happens all the time!
Usually, birthday blues occurs as a result being upset at officially aging another year especially when certain expectations are not met. Sometimes, it is the expectations from the birthday itself when family and friends outrightly forget or do not celebrate us as much as we would have wished. Other times, one may not be able to pinpoint the exact cause of the uneasiness that comes with being older or maybe it’s the thought of being closer to our graves that gives us the jitters. Bottom line is -birthdays don’t always feel so glorious especially when we are unsatisfied with our accomplishments since the previous year.
Well, this year…this day, I have decided to bust the birthday blues (and I suggest that anyone who suffers from this “condition” does the same too) for I have more than enough to be thankful for. This year has been great so far, and even if I haven’t achieved anything at all, being alive which is a prerequisite for doing, feeling or achieving anything is the ultimate reason to be super thankful and grateful! So what if certain expectations haven’t been met yet! If it’s your birthday today or around this period please break free from birthday blues and enjoy your day without any inhibition. Be thankful for what you have accomplished however insignificant it may seem and look forward to greater things ahead. Don’t wait for someone else to make you happy and remember- being alive and well is the best birthday present ever!
Indeed I have countless reasons to celebrate one of which is the progress of this blog. For someone who worried about being an unknown writer who would command very little or no readership, over 4000 views and 300 comments on this blog between May and October isn’t exactly shabby and I have you my readers to thank for that. I am using this opportunity to thank you all for the support so far and urge you to keep supporting Lolo’s Thoughts by way of reading, sharing and commenting on the blog. Do spare some words for me in your prayers today.
P.S: I have decided to show a token of my appreciation and commemorate this day by giving out some call credit to the first 5 visitors on the blog. Forgive me, seeing that I haven’t “hammered” yet this will have to do for now.
It’s my birthday! I gotta go now. Catch you all next week.
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