According to Oprah Winfrey, “the more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
Like my Aunty would say “Birth is your beginning. It is a window to the chance of a lifetime, the chance to fulfill your unique mission.” This have brought me to understand that a birthday is a momentous occasion, to be commemorated just as a nation commemorates its birth or as an organization celebrates its founding.
I am reflecting on this same day, all those years ago, when I first took a breath of earth’s air.
Air. What a strange conception. I lived in my mother’s womb for nine months, fed by an umbilical cord connecting me to her resources, and immersed in liquid. A fish with a straw. That’s what I was. Only that the straw wasn’t in my mouth; it was in my belly. How crazy is that. A fish with a straw in its belly, connected to its mommy. What a strange idea. What do you think?
I came into this universe with design years ago as a soft package with consciousness, and with meaning. I came into this world as the first living fruit of my parent, and as a blessing that I believe I am.
As at yesterday, I wasn’t super excited about this day that marks the start of another new year in my life. However, after speaking with the most amazing individual I have met so far in my life, I got to realize that everything so far is worth celebrating.
I am a silver soul mingled with crimson and carbon. Spirit and blood, water and flesh. Eyes opening, Lips pursing and kissing. Ears hearing and waiting. Hands opening and fingers stretching.
It’s that time of the year again … my birthday! my joy knows no bounds. I am more than grateful for another year added to the many.
I am more than grateful or my reason for being. My reason which represents the intelligence that is within all things. It is the power within the womb that bore me, which had me for months and went through pain for my existence.
Today, Step by step I see myself everyday heading to the fulfilment of my reason for being, shining with my time and season.
Moreso, Over the years, I have grown and learnt to be grateful to God for my experiences, for the times of success which will always be happy memories. Even more thankful for times of failure which reminded me of my own weakness, for times of joy when the sun was shining, and for times of sadness which drove me to seeing dark clouds.
And today, I am even more grateful to God who have brought me to a place where I yearn for simplicity and a simplistic soul. It is awesome to feel simplified with EVERYTHING!
No matter how things went yesterday, or last year, we always have the capacity to try again, and this year have made me realize that. Your birthday is a refresher, a chance for regeneration–not just materially, but spiritually.