Birthdays signifies a beginning of a new year and a reminder of your existence on earth. Each birthday brings wisdom and life experience. Birthdays are significant because it is a reminder that you survived another year and it gives you an opportunity to reflect back on small or notable moments.
Birthdays make us feel special because of reconnection, and it is that one day when you receive phone calls, messages and presents from old friends, family members, and former classmates. Birthdays are also an indication that you are one year older, and it is a time to re-evaluate your life, learn from previous mistakes, think about the upcoming year and set goals.
On the other hand, an approaching birthday can be a little depressing, especially if you are an older adult and it is okay to feel this way. Often times, people get sad and depressed over birthdays because of the big numbers, such as 30, 40, 50. Life can pass at a frightening phase, and we can feel as if we are running out of time. Some other reasons for feeling depressed and sad over birthdays are not achieving enough. Since birthdays are a time of reflection and it can bring pressure. Some people might feel as if they are not where they are supposed to be, and it can be upsetting and disappointing when you are not living up to (society) expectations. Birthdays can sometimes make us feel unloved and insecure if our close friends and family failed to acknowledge our birthdays. This usually occurs from having expectations.
It is helpful to remember that nearly everyone on this planet can feel sad and depressed over birthdays, and lucky for us, the universe has a great way of providing us with a new day and opportunity to start over. We can leave our failures and hurt in the past and move forward to an exciting year. Also, you are more mature and wiser than ever before. Birthdays are about acceptance, reflection, and celebration.
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