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Love Notes 834 - Birthdays are for Celebrating

Heartwings says, "It is important to celebrate each birthday as a milestone."

Our country is about to celebrate another birthday and so is my husband Stephen. His mother didn't quite make it to the 4th so his
is the 3rd. Always we have a party and invite friends to come share in our celebration. In addition we usually take the entire week off.
We avoid housework except for what is truly necessary like laundry, cooking and shopping. We also take the week as a time to get
away from ongoing writing projects and seek out things to do for fun. Occasionally we go to movies or interesting restaurants,
sometimes we revisit places we've lived and take a walk together down memory lane;.

The birthday of our country is a grand occasion throughout the United States, with concerts, fireworks, and gatherings as well as
parades. I lived once in a town that had a big parade every 4th and every year to my family's delight marched down our street and
past our door. We were able to sit on our front lawn and watch the marchers, the bands and the floats pass by. That same town
also later held games and races for the children, and often a carnival would come to join the festivities as well.

Once called Independence Day, the birthday of the USA was first celebrated on July 4 1777 in Philadelphia with bells, bonfires and
fireworks. The glorious 4th is also an occasion for political speeches and posturing as various politicians seek to gather votes and
voters with an eye to the elections in the fall. Orations by Daniel Webster, john Quincy Adams and many others throughout our
history have enlivened the day. I can remember picnics by the beach and local politicians enlivening the air with their promises
and/or excuses.

Celebrating birthdays, whether one's own or that of someone else is fun. It's important to mark the milestones in one's life with
special emphasis. The older we get, the longer we live and the greater the achievement in doing so. However if I don't take care of
myself on the way to my milestones, once they have accumulated I may regret it if my health has deteriorated. It's important that
Stephen and I get enough exercise, eat foods that are healthy and nourishing, and make sure we have enough sleep. That way we
really have something to celebrate every year when our birthdays come around.

May you enjoy celebrating your special day.

PS How do you like to celebrate your birthday? Do you do anything special? Love to hear, and I so enjoy it when readers share their
idea and thoughts.

I love to hear from readers and would be honored if you would comment and let me know any suggestions or thoughts. If a friend sent you this, you can sign up at my web site, www.heartwingslovenotes.com, where more love notes can be found in the archives.

Blessings and Best Regards,
Tasha Halpert
 

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