Happy Birthday to you

Chances are, it isn’t your birthday today. (If it is, then happy birthday!)

Birthday’s are great because people do things on this special day that they wouldn’t do otherwise. Mainly, they have fun.

They’ll go out of their way to throw a party, gather with family and friends or do something that will make everybody laugh and have a good time.

So my question is, why do we limit this to people’s birthdays?

Why wait until one day of year to get out and do something amazing?

If we only treat every 365th day as special, aren’t we pretty much wasting the other 364 days? What is a birthday really if not a celebration of your life? Why not make every day special, or 10th, 50th or even 100th day?

Okay, so we can’t go out drinking or booking expensive restaurants or buying birthday gifts and cake everyday, but we can do the other main part, which is to do something amazing. It’s funny how we forget to have fun until a special day comes along to remind us to do so.

make every day special

1. Birthday. For one day of this week, pretend it’s your birthday! Do something fun and spontaneous with your friends, have a great time! (You don’t have to tell them you’re pretending it’s your birthday – they might think you’re the Mad Hatter 😀 ). It doesn’t have to be fancy – how about a movie night, or a cake-baking day, or even something really wild.

2. New Years. For some reason we suddenly decide that because it has become January we want to lose weight and get fit or read more books or quit smoking or any other kind of resolution. What’s wrong with the other months of the year? Who cares if it isn’t January, make a resolution right now to accomplish something you’ve always wanted to do.

3. Anniversary. Don’t wait for a special day to show your appreciation for someone. Do something special now for someone you care about, it could be your partner, friends, parents, kids or teacher. Write them a note or make a card or even pick some flowers thanking them for being there for you.

Don’t wait ’til you have an excuse to have fun, every day is a miracle, let’s celebrate it!

  • Freya

    This is amazing- I’m in the UK, where it is the 20th February. And it really IS my birthday! I am a subscriber but do not comment usually- however, this was SO relevant, I had to reply! As I am appreciating a really lovely birthday, it reminded me that you are as ever, right. The ‘birthday feeling’ is so great that it shouldn’t be limited to one day a year!

    Thank you.

    • Hey Freya,

      Happy Birthday!! I’m glad you took the time to comment, thank you! I hope you have a wonderful day, and don’t forget to do it again soon 🙂

  • Mei

    I love your blog! I’ve been having a really rough week and just reading your blog really cheered me up, especially this post. It’s important to appreciate each day as it comes and be thankful for what you have and your post just reminded me of that. 🙂

    • Hey Mei,

      Thank you for your comment! I’m so glad that it made you feel better, it also makes me happy too just to know that. It’s not always easy to keep all this going, but it definitely helps to get a few words of encouragement from readers like you 🙂

  • viduka

    Yes, yes, absolutely yes! You are writing my thoughts 🙂 This Christmas I have to asked myself “Why are people nice and generous and amorous to each other only on Chrismat/New year/Valentine/birthdays/etc?”. These special days only “tag” some segment in time continuum and they should not be “instruction” how to behave to other people. So I shouted to the world “Christmas anytime! Valentine anytime! Anything anytime!” and started buy presents to my friends and do others nice things in anytime during a year 🙂


    • Hey Viduka,

      You are so right! Why do we only choose to be so giving at one time of the year? It doesn’t always have to be actual presents, but if only we would give something free like a smile, a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on any time of the year!

  • It’s my mom’s birthday. This just reminded me to call her tonight.

  • Giusy

    You’re right Jessica. Every day of our life is important and we have to live it in the best, happy and simple way! 😉

  • Hello Jessica, we talk about you in our italian Blog:

    Our blog talk about people deciding to cut with ordinary life and going to live in a motorhome.

    We found your story interesting for our readers.

    Happy Birthday and happy to read you again.


    Marco Pelizza.

    • Hello Marco!

      Thank you for linking! Readers from all over the world are always welcome, I hope everyone enjoys the blog!