I have been told, often attributed to Buddha, that there is no such thing as “happy birthday.” This is true, in that the meaning of a birthday is not tied to the present or future, but is rather based on the past.
In a society where we’re taught to enjoy each moment and to have a sense of nostalgia, there’s a good chance that you will find yourself wishing you had a party for your birthday. That’s because the present and future all exist in the past, so there’s no way to celebrate the past.
The problem is that we can’t really enjoy our present and future because there is no past to enjoy. In the future we’re all going to be dead. In the present we’re all still here, but with the exception of some of our friends we don’t want to be. We’re all going to be on the path to extinction.
You can enjoy the present and future and even the current, but you can only enjoy it by being aware of it, and that means being aware of your present and future. When we think of the future, we think of the future that was. When we think of our present, we think of our present that is and the present that is yet to come. Even if we are not aware of it, we are not going to be able to enjoy the present.
It’s easier to just say “I’m happy,” and then forget about the past. But it would be better to remember it. When we think of the past we usually think of our loved ones with some kind of sadness, and that’s simply not good enough. We need reminders that we are still alive, and that makes us feel alive and not sad.
When we think of the past we usually think of the ones we love, or the ones we lived with, or the ones we worked with. But we don’t actually have any memories of those times. We think of them as “good” memories, and those are the ones we remember. But when we think of the past it is like we are recalling it. But we need to remember it. So we need to feel that it has happened.
I think we need to feel good about our lives, and we need to remind ourselves of it. There’s no reason we can’t feel happy about our lives, and this is a feeling we all need. But we also need to have a sense of pride in them, and this is a feeling we need.
So when we see a picture of someone, it is like we are remembering them, but we need to feel good about them. Thats the best feeling because it feels like we are reliving the moment of that feeling. When we see a picture of a person with a special status such as a family member, we remember that moment and it brings a warm glow to our heart.
I feel the same way about our own birthday. I see a picture of my sister on the mantle and I automatically feel like I can relive the moment of hearing her say, “Happy Birthday.” We are remembering that moment, and it brings a warm glow to our heart. She is special to me and to myself, and it brings a sense of pride.
But what if your parents just died? Well, it’s a great feeling to know that you’re not alone in the world. It’s really hard to feel alone and alone when you have parents.