We should live everyday like it is our birthday; to reflect upon our present blessings, of which every man has many, not on our past misfortunes, of which all men have some.  I am always grateful for the gift of life and I am determined to give myself the gift of living well.

The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.-Brian Tracycy

Birthday is a reminder to celebrate and update our life for the better. There are two great days in our life: the day we are born and the day we discover the reason why. So let us count not only our years, but make our years count and then cherish all our happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.

A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.-Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A birthday is just another day. Let us never know what old age is, not count the years but know the happiness time brings. We are as old as we think we are. We have to count our blessings and be happy.

I have learned that age is a case of mind over matter. If we do not mind, it does not matter; that the more we praise and celebrate our life, the more there is in life to celebrate. When we wake up every day, it is like a new birthday; it's a new chance to be great again, make great decisions and get better.

I enjoy birthday celebration as much as anyone else does, but I always remember to start my day thanking my mother (may she rest in peace) because she did most of the work the day I came into the world, not to mention all the sacrifices and unconditional love she had done throughout my life that have contributed so much to who I am today. I am very grateful. Yes, birthdays are good, the more we have; the longer we live.

By Tim Pedrosa