I'm not sure what life is supposed to look like at 35-years-old but as today is my birthday I am loving every second right now. Yes, I feel a little sore after extended activities and my hair is grayer than I like to admit but regardless life is so good. Life is a series of choices, it's up to you whether you want to have a good day or not but I feel like I have been lucky to have a lot of great days in a row.

At times I get frustrated at dumb things such as things not working like I think they should or dealing with tasks as work. But even there I am so fortunate. I have a job that I enjoy and it wasn't taken during the pandemic. The mortgage for our home is paid, there is food to eat, gas in my car, really there is nothing to complain about.

I've Realized When Nothing is Going Wrong, That Should Be Celebrated

Throughout my life, I often thought celebrations are for big accomplishments or milestones, but I don't agree with that anymore. Any day that you wake up above the ground and you're surrounded by loved ones, that should be celebrated. Don't wait to wear that special piece of clothing or open that expensive bottle. Life is to be enjoyed and celebrated and tomorrow isn't promised so live it up today!

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Only One Thing I Would Change in the Past 35 Years

While I have made millions of mistakes in my life I wouldn't change much, life has been a wild ride so far and I have loved almost every minute of it. The ONLY thing I would change is spending more time with loved ones. I cannot get another conversation with any of my grandparents or my dad. But I wouldn't be the person I am without them so I feel grateful to have had such amazing people in my life even if they are gone now.

As you go about your day today, please, enjoy some cake and take a few minutes to have some fun. Before we know it we will be old and gray thinking about all of the wonderful memories we made throughout life, so make memories today.

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