My birthday is coming up this week so I thought I would feature a special "birthday edition" post. There are many different perspectives on birthdays: a lot of people are scared to get older, many are excited, and others don't really even think about adding more candles to their cake...that's what makes birthdays so interesting.
Since I'm still pretty young, it doesn't really scare me to be turning another year older. I have a lot to look forward to and a lot to be excited about, so adding more candles onto my cake isn't such a bad thing. But it sure does make me think about all of the great things that have happened in my twenty-some years of life and where the next few days, months, years, and decades will take me. Even though I admit these unanswered questions are a bit unnerving, I think it's a good thing to be ready to move on and to look forward to what's next.
I was looking for a good quote to feature for today's post, and while there are many out there about aging and birthdays, I found one that seemed to be just the thing I was looking for.
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
A lot of things in life are mind over matter... (that's why we know it's so important to think positively, right?!) And I suppose that age falls into this category too. I know a lot of people who, in terms of years may be considered "old", but are ripe and young and still full of life because they don't mind their age...it doesn't matter to them. What does matter, and what's most important, is that they still have love for their lives and for the people in their lives.
So if you have an upcoming birthday like me, don't wish that it will never come just because you may have to buy an extra package of candles this year. Instead, welcome the day so you can look back at all of the great things that have happened in the past and look forward to what the future holds. Most importantly, remember that if you don't mind your age, your age won't matter!