It's 25 minutes into my 28th birthday and I've just had an insight.
The phrase "Many Happy Returns" could be explained as a return on your investment in life.
Did you risk much? Go all in? Give it everything you've got to see the biggest return on your investment?
While there are places in my life I can certainly do better, I feel overall in my twenty-eight years I have had many happy returns. Much has been ventured, and much has been gained.
Namely in the form of these two people:
And with them, and my family and friends at my side, I feel I can look 28 in the face and say, "It's going to be a good year."