I had a birthday and our 24th wedding anniversary this week. I also attended a funeral on my birthday, which is something everyone should do at least once. It makes you appreciative. I have always tried to live by the quote, "Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many." It is kind of my mantra. Birthdays are to be celebrated, not shunned. I am older and wiser than I was last year. I always think of Susan, a fellow blogger, on my birthday. I hold her dear to my heart, as her daughter, Kelly, was born in October the same year as me. Her Kelly, passed away from cancer. Susan's loss makes me grateful for every birthday I'm lucky enough to get.