Do you know that when solidly in our own ways in the before-times, we did not celebrate birthdays as such? We did not focus on the individual once a year and cause a storm of self-criticism over accomplishment. Instead there were milestones that were important to the society and relevant to the individual’s upwardly mobile position (and importance to) the community. We noted but did not count. We weighed but did not weight. We made it matter but it was not the most important thing. It’s just a date and a reason to celebrate.
Blessings and peace and comfort be unto you.