How the meaning of birthday changes over years

Aah its Wednesday again…

This time it’s my birthday… how the meaning of the birthday changes over years…

As a child, you remember your birthday being celebrated by your parents… taking pride… showering unconditional love… doing the best to make you feel special in their own strength… life was simple… samosa, rasgulla, cold drinks and cake were enough to make you happy… saving or planning a new dress used to be an exciting project… getting gifts like a pen… a book… a set of badminton rackets were our happy possession…

Then came the youth… a newer challenge… how to woo the heart of the person you were dating (dating was not the term we were familiar with ;)… it was being in love:)… movies were a big influence… comparisons with your friends… disappoints… excitements… waiting for posts… couriers and phone calls… planning for weeks… handwritten long letters… bunch of Archies cards…:) reading them… re-reading them… hiding them away under the mattresses… believing in the quotes written on the card… which we didn’t understand that they were printed and sold in millions of the copies…and we thought that they were my soul property… how innocent were those days!

Then came a committed and mature relationship… being in love… serious love and marriage… gifts and cards became more serious and committed… every gesture was an investment for a long term relation… expressions were more calming and promising… you start trusting… like a dress was also meant to be accepted in a serious relationship… else it was getting too personal…

Then came marriage…and newer expectations… which nobody warned you… keeping up to pampering every year with something better… newer… year by year… not an easy event… anniversaries are added to the calendar… finances are getting better so do the expectations… you are short of messages n in the time of instant gratification… abundance… availability… how do you please the one you are living your life with… jewelleries… watches… travel… money… we all have the best we can afford… gifting has to be something beyond and more 😉 Love you life!

So on my birthday… I sit back… I look at life… I thank life and the relations I earned… I appreciate what I have… I relook at my learnings… the mistakes I made…I live in gratitude…

Thank you for making my birthday so amazingly special…for the loveliest of the wishes… I am truly blessed…

One thinks on the special occasions on life… what do I have… we all look back… we all introspect… I do too… I am equally emotional and vulnerable… I have a story to tell too…

My life is all about me… my love… my family… my little munchkins… not so little anymore… the people I love and the people who love me…

I am a rich woman… rich with memories and positivity… I have an abundance of love… I have received and I have shared… still a corner of my soul is empty… there is always some corner left for love… some space to accommodate… I make mistakes… I correct… I move on… I look back… I say sorry… I smile… I move on… it’s my journey…

I have received love… I give love back… I am searching… I am the journey… I am the destination… I am love… I am life… I live… I love…

Love you life…for giving me another day to cherish…

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