Feeling a tinge of solitude on my birthday is inevitable, as there’s no one around to extend birthday wishes simply because I lack legs. The absence of this simple gesture, however, doesn’t overshadow the essence of the day. Birthdays are a celebration of life, resilience, and personal growth. Instead of dwelling on the absence of external greetings, I choose to focus on the strength within. It’s an opportunity for self-reflection, appreciating the journey, and acknowledging the triumphs over challenges. Life’s beauty lies in the ability to find joy in one’s own company and to cherish the victories, big or small. While external acknowledgments are uplifting, the true source of happiness often resides in the internal recognition of one’s worth and accomplishments.