Lifestyle { Celebrate Life }

Today is my birthday. Even though I’m a shy person, I can’t deny that the attention and overload of love is heartwarming. But I’ve realized that in the last couple of years, I have created my own tradition to celebrate my birthday. And it’s not a celebration in a traditional sense of the term. The gifts, the cake, the balloons, yes, they’re fun, and yes I still want it. But I’ve also found a way to mark my birthday in a more meaningful way. Maybe it’ll give you some inspiration for your birthday, to mark it in an even more special way.

{ Being grateful }

This is something that I’ve been trying to foster more consciously in my life, but even more so on my birthday: I’ve lived another year, I’m healthy, and I’m blessed with so many gifts, from my friends and family, to having a safe home, amazing food that I can enjoy every single day, a body that allows me to experience life, and many more blessings! It’s refreshing to stop and count your blessings, because filling your heart with gratefulness leaves less room for disappointments and unhappiness.

{ Setting goals }

I’ve already talked a little about how I try to set goals every week. Sounds intense, but hear me out. I try to be constantly aware of my goals, making sure that I am taking small and big steps towards accomplishing them. Whether it’s choosing a healthy meal, to working out consistently, to immersing myself in the world of blogging and learning everything I can about it. Another year has passed, and this is just another reason to look at my goals as a reminder, and also see what goals I’ve been able to accomplish. It’s important to also tally up your successes and celebrate the victories!

{ Thanking my parents }

One year, as a joke, I called my Mom on my birthday and left a really explicit voicemail at home, telling her something along the lines of “Thanks Mom, for creating me, for carrying me in your womb for 9 months, and then pushing me out. Oh, and sorry for hurting your bladder when you gave birth! Love you!” What started out as a joke made me realize the importance of thanking my parents, because really, I wouldn’t be here without them. Without their love, affection, encouragement, always trying to give me the best of everything, working hard to provide for the family, cooking healthy meals for us every single night….how can I NOT thank my parents? Yes, I was born, it’s fun to celebrate. But guess what, I wouldn’t be who I am today without my parents and my family (which just made me realize, I should also probably thank my whole family, since it takes a ‘village to raise a child’. Mental note for next year!). All that to day: if you can, thank the people that have raised you.

{ Celebrating with people that matter }

Life is short, and the most important thing is to spend as much time with people that matter, and to create lasting memories. These are the things that will stay with you until the end, the laughter, the deep conversations, and the shared experiences. My birthday is a good reason to gather the people that matter, and to celebrate life. It’s also a good reminder that I need to see these people more often, because life flies by!

I hope you enjoyed this post. It comes from the heart, and just a few of my humble suggestions of what I think are important things to do in life. I’ve been blessed in my life and have had a lot of experiences that make you think a lot, and what matters is when growing as an individual and to put back into the world some positive energy.

And, as a birthday gift, follow me on Social Media! I love to connect with people. It’s @SeppyforLove on Instagram, Twitter, Google Plus, and YouTube! I’m working on a lot of fun material for the new year so you don’t want to miss out! (Shameless plug!)

[Photo credit | Saba Sabati ]

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Tristan

Hope you had a great birthday girl! I love these suggestions; I also have tried doing similar things like writing down one thing I’m grateful for each day to be more mindful of all that I’m blessed with. As I grow older I’m finding that it’s so much more fulfilling to always focus on the good in our lives, and I believe that by making a conscious effort to focus on positive things, trains our minds to look for and be positive, and therefore draws more positive experiences to us. A favorite quote of mine that I think about at LEAST once a week is, “Thoughts become things. Choose the good ones”.

Happy Wednesday to you!

Tristan | Gold Lion Style

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Sepideh

Thank you darling!!! I had an amazing birthday!!!

It definitely is a lot more fulfilling to be grateful even for the ‘little’ things because you realize the ‘little’ things actually matter more than anything else!!

Love the quote – thank you for sharing!!

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Bold Bliss

Happy belated birthday! This is such a genuine post, I love how personal it is! I think it’s lovely how you show gratitude for everything: your life, parents, the people that matter to you. I wish you lots of success in trying to reach the goals that you’ve set for yourself but I’m sure you will…

Have a lovely day!

Bold Bliss
http://boldblissblog.com

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Sepideh

Thank you so much sweetie, I really appreciate it and I’m so glad you liked my more personal post! And thank you even more for the encouragement, that’s very kind of you and I wish YOU the same!!!

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