Yesterday was my mom’s 53rd birthday. I was fortunate to get to see her in the morning and evening. In fact, I made sure that I was able to see her in the morning and evening, because there’s just something special about a birthday. No matter what anyone says, everyone loves their birthday and everyone wants to feel special on that day.
I once read/heard from someone that the only reason people say their birthday isn’t a big deal is because they’re scared people won’t remember. They’re scared their friends and relatives and close family won’t put in the effort to make it a day they want to remember. So they set themselves up to not be disappointed by saying it doesn’t matter.
Well, yesterday my mom ended up getting a ton of Facebook messages, texts, calls, and hugs from everyone she could have hoped to hear from. And you know what? She loved it.
Inspired by her birthday, experiencing the realities of aging, and spending wonderful, quality time with her immediate and extended family, Mom shared with me a quote that I loved so much I just had to pass it along.
The older we get the more we realize that time really isn’t a commodity. It is a precious thing that we must not squander. The greatest gift we receive or give is time for someone important to us.
So, who’s important to you? How will you show them that they matter? Who should you be spending time with this weekend?
I hope it’s a great weekend for you and I hope you get to spend time with someone who means the world to you.