Today we celebrate a birthday in our house. There will be presents of course. The family will visit. We will share a good meal and top it off with…cake.

Birthday’s can be special in many ways. It signifies the passage of time. We are one year older and perhaps wiser. Many things have taken place over that year. Some good, some bad and frankly some we just can’t remember.

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. – By Rev. Larry Lorenzoni

We cannot escape this day. Also the day we were born comes around once a year whether we acknowledge it or not. Not everyone “celebrates” their birthday. Others are over the moon when it comes to this special day. I’ve heard the term “birthday month” thrown around before.

Therefore wherever you are when the day arrives, it signals that another year is in the books. However, you choose to celebrate (or not) it is something that is uniquely human and we all have in common.