I think it is interesting how much weight we ascribe to milestones. We look to certain events and deem them of such importance; more important even than just regular days.
Today is my father's birthday. Because of recent threats to his health, I feel doubly blessed that we are celebrating this milestone with him today. He is not home yet, but is regaining his strength in a rehab center so that he will be prepared for another important milestone; he and my mother are celebrating 50 years of marriage this month.
While birthdays and anniversaries and weddings are all important days in our lives, I have decided to value every day of life as a milestone, one in which we should celebrate and be grateful for the abundance of blessings we have received. I am thankful for my dad. I am thankful for the rich legacy I have received from him. I am thankful for an inquiring mind, never satisfied with the status quo, anxious to learn and try new things.
I am thankful for you today on your birthday, and I am thankful for you tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day, and the next...