I have always been a little annoyed by the convention of calling that anniversary my birthday since there is technically only ONE birthday for each person on earth. This was something I pointed out on the day my son was born. It was his one and only birthday that day. Unfortunately for him, he didn't even get to enjoy cake!
So what does it mean to have a birthday? As with most people, the older I get, the less I really want to focus on my birthday. When people ask me how I feel on my birthday (birth anniversary) I often say it’s “just another trip around the sun.” Some people may think that is a silly way of looking at things because it’s returning me to the place where I started last year, and the year before that…but it’s really something new, just like every day is.
We are moving around the sun and the sun also moves in space, so we truly are never in the same place. From the time you started reading this post, you have traveled millions of miles through space, even though you can’t feel that motion. Tomorrow you will be in a completely different part of space than you are today. The good thing about that is that every day is different. Every day is new.
Take advantage of that opportunity to do something new and exciting today. Write about your adventure and share it with the world. Who knows, maybe some alien species from across the galaxy will find it someday and learn a little something about this particular trip around the sun.