“Rather than see ageing as a reason to contract, we should view it as an opportunity to expand. We should make sure each year of our lives are more interesting than the one before.” ―
I think I’m in the minority here, but I love getting older. It’s never lost on me that growing older is a privilege denied to many. Last week I made all the birthday wishes. Now the work begins to make this year more meaningful and gratitude-lived and loved accordingly.
Birthdays are magic. We get to reflect, celebrate, and dream in a unique way while the tradition of candles on cake marks our history and hope.
The tragedy that unfolded this past weekend in California made sure to remind me of the greatest gift, which is life.
The internet has weighed in on Kobe Bryant and his legacy. The internet has also recognized and memorialized the other victims of Sunday’s tragic helicopter crash. Nine lives lost so quickly has left many reeling. Any reminder of the fragility of life usually humbles us and gives us reason to pause and ponder our direction and destiny. Some of life’s biggest and toughest questions lie in the aftermath of tragedy.
If you’re like me and shaken to the core, breathe it all in. Take stock of love in every form, hold onto joy, release pain, and pursue the promise of faith on fire. Birthdays are special. But if Sunday reminded me of anything it’s that every day is a gift and filled with love and light. Shine on, friends.