Birthday Hazards

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Lavender Roses
Let’s face it. Birthdays are hazardous to your health. Every birthday you have brings you one year closer to the grave.

They can also be stress inducers! Either we place lofty expectations on ourselves for the special day, or others put expectations on us: You have to have a party; you have to invite all your friends and family, even the people you don’t necessarily like; you have to go out and party; or, someone needs to take you out for a special dinner on the special day. More

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I think the concept of “Birthdays” can really go either way for most people. It’s like a pendulum that swings from one extreme to the other. There are those, of course, who will never admit to a birthday (at least not to a year) – as if they were never born; they just appeared one day – and then there are those who will use a birthday as a great excuse to party to the wee hours of the morning.

Me? I’m a little from Column A and a little from Column B. Though I’ve stopped counting at 29, I do still celebrate my birthday every year around the same time each year. It’s more like a moment frozen in time – which can be rather enlightening.

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