Welcome to the world! You were born naked, and by your mother, you were clothed. You were born hungry, and for a time, by your mother, then your
father, you are fed. You are born without, and others celebrate your arrival with gifts to please and welcome you, to make you feel welcomed, wanted,
Don't allow commercialism to destroy that celebration of life. It is what you make it. When you were young, it was what they, and others made it. For
a time, it was a celebration of you and your mother, then you grew, and it became more about you, your singularity as an individual. Each year marked
mikestones in growth, maturity, growing up, and growing away. Each person is a gift of life and love to a family, and to be celebrated. Why not?
Back, a long time ago, a child that survived was a reason to celebrate. Just because we take it for granted now, does not make each life that survives
pregnancy, the rigors and trials of birth, and the trials of childhood illnesses that used to take many lives, any less special.
Marketing and consumerism is just a way to take advantage, but again, it is what YOU make it. You want a birthday ham? Make it so! A birthday pie?
Make your wish, and see if it comes true! It is, afterall, your special day, so ask away!
And Happy Birthday, welcome into this world, where you are no longer naked, but clothed, no longer hungry, but fed, and not wanting for warm clothes,
or little trinkets that make you feel a part of the rest of us.
I hope that your wishes and deepest desires come true!
edit on 11-12-2013 by Libertygal because: (no reason given)