Wiser But Not Older

I'm 31 years old today. 

But it's just another day for me. No need to celebrate - for everyday is a celebration of love, life, and a great deal of fortune.

I try not to take anything for granted. I realize how lucky I have been to arrive where I am today. It was all 31 years in the making. There have been ups and plenty of downs along the way, but through it all, I wouldn't change a thing. 

While some people look at growing a year older as steadily moving toward some sort of an expiration date, I see it as progression.

I'm not getting older. I'm getting better. I'm getting smarter.

I couldn't ask for more in my life. That's why I don't expect gifts from anyone on my birthday anymore. I'd rather be the one giving the gifts. Or use the attention garnered from a birthday to promote a worthwhile cause

So...

Smile harder for me today. Smile like that everyday. For you are getting better. 

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