Celebrate Your BirthDAY and Your BirthDATE
Happy Birthday to our youngest grandchild, EJ, who turns 6 today! (I’m holding her in the photo below.)
Today is also my BirthDATE (March 19th is my birthDAY, thus today is my May birthDATE.)
Don’t forget to celebrate your birthDATE every month!
For the last 20 years, I have tried very, very hard to make my BIRTHDATE a special day every month.
I’ve been quietly trying to encourage everyone around me to CELEBRATE their own BIRTHDATE. And, not so quietly, I have challenged thousands of individuals at certain speaking engagements to do the same.
Here’s a great goal/challenge for 2016: Make your BIRTHDATE a special day for YOU!
Do something solo: Breakfast or coffee shop, with a journal or a book. A motorcycle or bike ride. A yoga class. Whatever.
Then, do something special with those you love: Spend a little time with the g-kids. Catch up with a sib or a child away from home. Have lunch with the ‘girls’ or a beverage with the ‘boys.’
I also use the 19th as the once a month review of my goals (lifetime, this year, upcoming 90 days, etc.) and to set Action Plan for next 30 days.
Most people laugh (hard) when I tell them to take their BIRTHDATE off. Yet, if we can’t set aside even one day every month for ourself… things are pretty screwed up.