Every year I receive lot of wishes for my birthday. It is always the same conveying happiness and success. But this year when one of the professors came to know that it was my birthday he told me that I should be happy that I had lived one more year. I was so happy and humbled by his talk. Most of the time we take life for granted and plan of doing everything in the future. The present is the all powerful and is one of the channels for our awakening. Death is a constant reminder of the illusion we live in. Birthdays are constant reminder that the illusion is continuing.