Birthdays are a time of reflection – reflection on the year just passed; and reflection on the accomplishments (hopefully) of a lifetime so far. They are also a time to pause and be grateful for the good things in your life: your family, friends, health, and life in general. And, they are a time to look forward and yell loudly, “What’s next?”
Many people as they mature (sounds SO much nicer than ‘get older’) obsess on how few years they may have left and waste time and energy pondering regrets. They think about things not done; or perhaps things done that shouldn’t have been.
Personally, as I mature, I prefer to spend my time creating new things, new memories, new moments that will mean something to me or to those I care about. As someone said, concern about age is mind over matter; if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. I believe you are only as old as you feel. Granted, some days I feel older than others. But, in the overall scheme of things, any day you wake up reasonably healthy and breathing is a good one!