Yesterday was my birthday – and what a wonderful day it was (happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me….!!) Sadly, it isn’t always like this for everyone as that fateful day comes round on the calendar each year.
A birthday when we are children can be such a fantastic time full of excitement, parties, cake and presents – not to mention the fun of having so many friends and family around us. We spend the whole time desperately wanting to be older and count our age in years and months so everyone knows just how close we are to the next age bracket. But as we grow up and get older a birthday can often end up as a cause of commiseration rather than celebration as the birthday “girl” or “boy” is reminded that, despite all the hard work of many scientific experiments and science fiction writers, none of us yet have been given the ability to live in our current human form on this earth forever.
It reminded me once again that we just don’t know how long we will be given to live out this life. Knowing this should we not be grasping every moment and giving it all our very best?
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” (Mark Twain)
Be creative. Be the very best you that YOU can be – don’t try to be someone else or live someone else’s life or dream. Be YOU.
If you are brilliant at maths or science and enjoy it then don’t be ashamed – use it and be brilliant. If you are great at building things – build. If you are an amazing organiser – get out there and fix someone else’s problems. We are all brilliant at being what no one else can be: ourselves.
BE YOU – you are already amazing.