Rejoicing And Grateful Another Year of Life
Hello fabulous folks. I decided to write out a personal blog about celebrating another year of existing with purpose and intent. Around this time of year, my birthday falls around the holidays. In the past, my grandmother would skimp by purchasing one present covering both occasions. However, my mother (rest up queen) would familiarize me with the dual purpose gift to acknowledge my birthday and Christmas.
Honoring Gifts and Pearls of Wisdom on Born Day
On my birthday, she would have the traditional wrapping paper saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY! On Christmas, the presents are wrap with Christmas decor. My sister would tease me about it but honor my mother’s wishes to acknowledge my born day. Respect your mom taking the time out to push me out of her womb in the middle of a snowstorm in NYC. As my family has passed away, I don’t celebrate my birthday or the holidays as much. It has been a challenge for a few years how to celebrate my birthday and Christmas celebrations. Now that we are in the middle of a pandemic and have to be physically distant, I make an effort to celebrate in a meaningful and purposeful way.
I will get notifications through social media from friends and family wishing me Happy Birthday. Thank You for those fabulous notifications. However, I missed the phone calls and interactions with family and friends to honor my born day. How about you?
Facing the Challenges On Praising Your Day
Are you feeling challenged by the safety of holiday gatherings? I hear and feel you, beautiful humans. You are not alone. 2020 has been a year of barriers to physical touch by our friends and family. None of us knows when the coronavirus pandemic is going to end. However, let’s reassured ourselves and our friends that we will celebrate when restrictions start to ease up to connect socially.
New Rituals in Rejoicing Your Born Day
For now, let’s book a virtual experience and celebrate with a new way of celebrating that is spectacular. Find out some events that inspire you to gather your friends and family to join in the fun. I will be participating in my journaling group. We write and share about our pain that becomes a divine comedy. Liquor is optional. If you are ever interested in learning about the journaling group, send me a note.
Do your best to hold on to festivities like these during COVID. Missing out on social rituals can devastate our mental well-being. We start to feel less connected to others and less unified in hope. Meanwhile, continue with essential traditions, like birthday celebrations. It can lead to pleasant feelings, social ties, and a sense of control over our lives that we need during this stressful uncertain time.
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