“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde
The world’s population is apparently 6,973,738,433, so it’s bound to be someone’s birthday today.
Thing is, I love birthdays. I love making a fuss about it and I like giving presents. As a matter of fact (how convenient to have this theme this week ), it was my birthday last week! And Micki’s son as well – so happy birthday to him as well !!! I make sure my husband and my girls make a lot of fuss about it, too. My treat this year, as every year, LOL, was that we went to the beach. We had a brilliant time.
Anyway, I’m going off track. See, I don’t need big presents or flowers, but I get a real kick out of a “happy birthday”. I got tons of happy birthdays from my FB friends (without wanting to show off), who, and without wanting to de-value their intentions, I suppose just acted on the FB reminder. Doesn’t matter! Every time the my phone “pinged” I got really excited about another birthday wish. So, let me tell you lovely people out there, please keep writing “Happy Birthday” when FB is reminding you. It doesn’t take much, and might make someone else’s day as well.
Obviously, I’m not really fond of people saying ‘just another year older’. It’s such a shame, because we should embrace the “another year older’ and celebrate ‘another year’. Don’t do the number crunching. Who cares what the number is. How old am I? I know, of course I do. I get asked often enough, but am I conscious of the number? Hell, no! Am I twenty? Thirty? Forty? I’m definitely not Fifty, I would’ve remembered the big trip away for the “0” birthdays.
But it’s not just about me. I always try to have funds for kids party or something special. Let them celebrate. Let them know it’s something special to have a birthday. I curse myself every time when I have more than five extra kids in the house, but seeing my girls smile all day long makes up for it!
Do you celebrate your birthday? Please say ‘yes’ !!!!
PS – that’s my little girl on the pic. They’re obviously enjoying the time at the beach as well 😉