Today’s post is my very first published guest post! If you’ve been following me since I started, you may remember that May was dedicated to a lot of birthday posts, because both John’s and my birthday are in May and I have a lot to share! I want to continue that tradition this year. Kanayo Okwuraiwe runs Birthday-Mates.com, which is a social network-type site where you can find others that share the same birthday and celebrate. What a cool idea to wish complete strangers a happy birthday! Kanayo has written a massive post called “101 Amazing Things to do on Your Birthday”, and I’m happy to share a link with you today. Birthday celebrations don’t just have to involve going out to dinner or having a small party at your house. He includes ideas for your own birthday, for your spouse, parents, brother/sister… here’s a small excerpt, so make sure you click the link at the bottom for his full post!
“So, your birthday is coming up and you are at a loss as to what to do or how to celebrate it. What if I told you I can give you a list of 101 amazing things to do for your birthday? Do you think that would help spark up ideas?
Perhaps you are even asking yourself if or why you should celebrate your birthday?
Let’s start with the last point, why should you celebrate your birthday, each and every single one of them?
Firstly, let me clarify that ‘celebrating’ your birthday doesn’t necessarily mean spending lots of money or having a party or any frivolous ‘loud’ activity to celebrate it. It can be something as simple as being alone in your house on your birthday, or going to a church or mosque or any other religious house, or any such quiet event.
‘Celebration’ as used this sense simply means recognizing and being grateful for the fact that you have lived another year on earth when so many other people have not. And perhaps at the same time, taking stock of your years on earth so far and resolving to spend the next year before your next birthday, by trying to live up to the potential that you have been giving and to make your world a better place to live in.”