Over the last several years, I have learned the importance of honoring those you love. The definition of honor is to â€œshow high respectâ€. When I think of what it means to honor someone, I think about taking the time to let them know how important and special they are. I think about making sure they know what it means to me to have them in my life.
One of my favorite ways to honor someone is to celebrate their birthday. Yep, celebrate a birthday. Iâ€™m one of those overgrown babies whose birthday is extremely important to me. Ask anyone who knows me well and they will adamantly confirm that fact. And I think everyoneâ€™s birthday is important.
In my circle of friends, several of our birthdays follow each other beginning in September and running through January. When a birthday is upcoming, we either plan some great surprise for that person, or we give her the opportunity to choose what sheâ€™d like to do. My birthday is close to Christmas so it makes it hard to plan sometimes, but this past year, I asked to just be together with my friends over a nice dinner. And I challenged them to prepare my favorites. They did really well! We had a great time eating and talking and just being together.
The point of these birthday celebrations is to honor those we love on their day by making them feel special. Yes, we should find ways to honor them EVERY day, but itâ€™s great to set aside some special time and just be a blessing to them. I think the greatest honor there is, is to know that weâ€™re loved and important and to be able to show the same to others in our lives.