Birthday parties and traditions

Today my family celebrate my nephews 2nd birthday with his Dad’s family. My brother-in-law’s family are throwing a birthday party for him.

Traditions might seem old and boring at times, but the happiness it brings to children, and the memories it creates are all worth it.

Birthday parties, anniversaries, christenings, weddings and funerals are all life confirming. We are all brought up in countries with traditions, from tribal rituals, to extravagant weddings.

We celebrate our lives through these traditions and ceremonies, and it brings joy to our lives to see the happiness in those around us.

My last few posts have been more personal as I am currently celebrating life with my family. February 9th is my nephews birthday, February 10th is my wedding anniversary, and February 14th is Valentines day. My wife and I always take a week off during this period of February to spend time together to celebrate our anniversary and valentines day, and also to celebrate my nephews birthday. My family often visit, or we visit them, and it is a great time to remember the past year and look toward what we want to achieve in this new year. February is always a ‘dead’ month, since it is the end of winter and Christmas and new years is over with. For us it is a good time to reflect upon life, the happiness we have together, and to enjoy having our family around.

Go make the most of your weekend. I am enjoying mine!