and my quirky perspectives while doing so...
Today is my birthday. Yes, truly. I am thankful for this counting and little reminders/celebrations, but my general outlook is that it is just a regular day for me. I am no happier than yesterday and tomorrow should be no different.
I had a quiet time with my family and a small celebration of ordering some Indian food and cake (my daughter bought me some special Keto cake since I do not take products with added sugar). A lot of wishes through Whatsapp and Facebook (where I am yet to login and thank people) and a couple of phone calls with my dad and brother in India. That’s it. No biggie.
I look at life differently and try to celebrate different things. My usual curiosity of “Why’s” and “What ifs?” makes me look at life from varying angles.
Apart from the generic counting of our life as how many times we have gone around the sun, I look at these from alternate viewpoints as:
I turned 20,000 days old in Nov of 2019, it is a fact - so I can’t die young anymore!
I will be 675 months old in three months
I will be 3,000 weeks old by the end of 2022
I should touch 500,000 hours in March 2022
I will be 30 million minutes old on the same day of March 2022
And I might be blessed to make it for 2 billion seconds on this world in July 2028.
And to think of it, in all of the above counts, I have spent 1/3rd of these timing just sleeping.
The totality of learning from this is very simple - if you find reasons you could celebrate each day for something. Different numbers, different counts, different perspectives. And I am not even counting outcomes here, just pure countable numbers.
What are you keeping count of, in your life? And, to what end?