When did we stop celebrating an amazing event that has
happened to us all?
Our Birth Day!
We stopped celebrating Birthdays every year.
Childhood Milestones Birthdays are celebrated,
‘Wild ones’, ‘Too cool twos’.
Coming of age birthdays are celebrations
at Sixteen and Twenty one.
‘Sweet 16’ is when a teenager is becoming an adult entering
a new era in their lives.
‘21’ is a legacy of a young man becoming a Knight, (also the
legal drinking age in many countries).
Both understandable reasons to celebrate a Birth Day.
There are still a lot of reasons to celebrate a Milestone
Typically, a Milestone Birthday has a big fat 0 at the end, such
as 40, 50 or 60, before we think about having a celebration party.
A 'Milestone' is one of a series of numbered markers along a
road starting from a fixed commencement point; your
The Milestone indicates the remaining distance to a
However as most of us don’t know our remaining distance we
shouldn’t be celebrating only when we hit those Milestones.
And these days the Milestone Birthdays are becoming larger.
It is not unusual to celebrate the 90th or even a
I have a Mom well on her way to being 100 and I intend to
celebrate every year milestone with her not just the big, fat 0
Happy Birth Day.