In Spanish we use the verb cumplir when we talk about birthdays. Hoy cumplo X años. Cumplir means to accomplish. I think, it is an interesting way to look at life and how we age. I like this verb because it also means that those years are yours, you earned them and you own them. I certainly have earned mine. Now that I have one more year of alleged wisdom under my belt, the lesson that screams out to me the most is to "live in the moment/enjoy the moment" don't wait to start your life when A,B,C and D fall into place. Live it everyday.