“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” — Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I have spent a great deal of my life collecting quotes in notebooks. Words speak to me. I can’t even effectively use Pinterest because so many of the things I want to “pin” have no images…only words that resonate with me.
The quote above from one of my favorite authors, which I came across on Curated Quotes, is an excellent perspective for the birthday deniers to consider.
I have never understood people who want to pretend their birthdays aren’t happening. I used to attribute my unbridled enthusiasm for birthdays to being the youngest among my friends. As I was always catching up, I had no desire to deny my aging. Yet now I’m in my 40s. I am no longer regularly the youngest. Nevertheless, I still love birthdays.
A birthday is a day to celebrate the best of you and begin afresh in pursuing your dreams. I may be sagging in places I didn’t use to sag – but that’s still no reason to bemoan a changing number. Bring on the birthdays, I say. I will be pursuing dreams right up until my very last birthday.
“Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.” —Jean Paul Richter