Renewing often the assurance of a person's importance and value helps alleviate some of the feeling of neglect those who are lonely can experience.
My own birthday is an annual reminder to be thankful to God and to my parents for the life they gave me, the second greatest gift I have ever received. Despite challenging circumstances, my teenage parents chose life for me. Though it wasn't easy, we all made it through. The lessons we learned from each other along the way--priceless.
I am so thankful for the experience of running through cool grass in my bare feet, playing in the waves of the ocean, watching the full moon rise. Wind in my hair. Water skiing. Driving. Hanging by a rope (some people call it climbing). Knowing God. Laughing. Sunsets. Riding a horse. Friends. Getting married. Having kids. Life is amazing!
So, yes, I love birthdays. Not because of the gifts I may receive, but because of the gifts I have already been given.
Do you enjoy birthdays?