People often refer to my birthday as "my day." But on this day commemorating 35 years of my being here, it's not really about me at all.
It's about the people who bless my life, both past and present, who have helped me become the person I am today and inspire me towards the person I will be tomorrow. Through observing them, I know beauty, through accepting their guidance, I know wisdom. And through the love they entrusted to me, especially at times when I did not deserve it, I know faith.
So on this day, and every moment that may follow, I celebrate and honor them - in my words, my actions, my heart, and my soul.