Today, on my birthday, I awoke to my iPhone notifying me of all the birthday postings on my Facebook wall. As I went through my morning routine I scrolled through the numerous birthday wishes, and it was a pleasure to see so many people wish me a happy birthday. It filled my heart with such gratitude. 

You see, I love birthdays!!! For me, I’ve always made a habit of using my birthday as a time of reflection. It’s like a second shot at New Years—and not just for the excuse to celebrate. Birthdays are another opportunity to start fresh, make new dreams and goals, and assess what’s to come in the next year. 

However, I also think it’s important to not just put these practices into place on your birthday—make them a part of each new day. Decide TODAY how you can improve and empower your life and the lives of others.

Fill your days with self-reflection, gratitude, and happiness, and, most of all, celebrate who you are and what makes you special and unique every day! 

So, what are you going to celebrate today? 

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