Today is my husband's birthday and he'll be celebrating alone on a golf course this afternoon. I'd take 18 holes of complete peace and quiet. And I don't even golf.
But, you don't need a birthday to have a reason to celebrate.
#27: Celebrate good times - big or small
If you know my in-laws, then it shouldn't surprise you that they are the Chairman and CEO of the "under celebraters" club. Aside from a few cool birthdays growing up and way too much money spent on crappy toys at the holidays, they rarely ever celebrated any sort of achievements, big or small.
This also means that my husband is an under celebrater himself, which, I might add, really sucks. It's great that you don't want anything for any holiday or any occasion, but some of us other people *ahemcoughcough* actually enjoy getting stuff.
My mom was the complete opposite, which I love, and hope to aspire to with my kids. She's super thoughtful, but not extravagant, so the gifts or sentiments were always small but meaningful.
This doesn't necessarily mean you have to throw a party, but what about dinner out, or flowers, or a special cake? I'm pretty sure that you can't celebrate your kids enough. d
So happy birthday to my husband! And hopefully you'll find a reason to celebrate today or in the near future!