the goodness of Life

Why do we celebrate birthdays?

Henri J. M. Nouwen has a very good reason: “Celebrating a birthday is exalting life and being glad for it. On a birthday, we do not say: ‘Thanks for what you did, or said, or accomplished.’ No, we say: ‘Thank you for being born and being among us.’ Celebrating a birthday reminds us of the goodness of life.”

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One thought on “the goodness of Life

  1. heather says:

    Dear Jilly B-
    Thank you for being born and being among us.
    I love who you are.
    -hmb

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