January 27, 2017

On Tuesday I got to celebrate my 27th birthday. Are you someone who likes to celebrate your birthday in big fashion or would you prefer if nobody even knew it was your birthday and you could avoid the birthday song being sung to you while everyone stares at you awkwardly? I probably fall somewhere in the middle. On the one hand, I’m not sure there is anything worse than having a room full of people look at you while they sing “Happy Birthday” to you off key. Fortunately, that didn’t happen to me this year! On the other hand, I also think it’s important to take every opportunity we get in life to celebrate the gift of living another day or another year.

I had a pretty low-key birthday with my family and friends and enjoyed my traditional birthday dinner of steak, twice-baked potatoes, Caesar salad, and bread pudding at my parents’ house. That has been my birthday meal for as long as I can remember. I got to be with my loved ones and celebrate the gift of life.

Celebrations don’t always have to be big blowouts, and they don’t have to wait until your birthday each year. Sometimes it can simply be celebrating the everyday pleasures of being with loved ones, going on new adventures, and making special memories. Make today special and celebrate! After all, it is Casual Friday.