When we are a boy or a girl, on our birthday we are simply one year older.
However, when we get to an age that we grow to a Lady or a Gentleman, on our birthday we also get one year wiser.
My dear daughter, today you got one year wiser.
Look back at your Life since your last birthday and recall all your memories. Let the good and pleasant memories inspire and motivate you in the year ahead, but don't let the less cheerful or less pleasant memories to discourage or dissuade you in life. Just remember them and learn from them, specially memories of any actions you regret.
Remember, Failures and Mistakes are Actions or Answers which you identified as undesirable or wrong, but yet failed to learn from them.
If you do learn from your mistakes, although still wrong or undesirable actionsy, they will become Experiences in life which eventually will be leading you to glory and success.
Wishing you a very happy birthday.
Yesterday I went to visit Peace Festival in Leamington Spa. This event takes place every year in the Pump Room Gardens. It was actually its 35th year. The weather was really nice and sunny and the place was packed with people. I like the freedom, variety and diversity of this festival. All sorts of people from different backgrounds, different cultures, ages, colours, religions all gathered together in peace to enjoy the day, live music, various foods, talks, workshops and activities. There were also many stands selling unusual clothes, jewellery, hand made goods, exotic foods and things that you don't usually find in the high street shops. I really like a very relaxed atmosphere there and the fact that this is a family event and can be enjoyed by virtually everyone regardless of their age and believes. The Festival exists to promote an understanding of international peace in all its aspects, including environmental harmony and living in co-operation with others.
Maybe next year you would like to join me and experience Leamington Peace Festival for yourself?
I am your dad Atria.