July 1 is the “first day of the rest of my life”. It reminds me I did not come and become on my own. My parents and my siblings helped me mold myself and gradually directed me to where I am. Then my own family gave me heightened meaning of coping with what life has to offer.
Birthdays though come to us once a year can in fact be celebrated anytime if only to punctuate the mystery and anonymity of what the future brings.
So today is my birthday, a great day to be grateful and happy!