So I woke up to texts and facebook messages from friends and family this morning wishing me a happy birthday. It was awesome! Some people do not like that facebook does this but for me, this is why I entered my birthday which is optional to display. I want people to know when it is so they have NO EXCUSES, LOL. It’s the only day out of the year I want someone to make a big deal but I just never say it! However, a big deal to me has either greatly depreciated or when one actually comes I almost have a heart-a-stroke (yes I just said that).
I mean coming into work and my co-worker put it on our big whiteboard and made it all artistic made my day. I seriously laughed out loud and he was the first to say happy birthday out lout to me today. Every client that comes in can see the board because we use it for informational bulletins to them so most of them read it coming in and each time I’m quiet and just have managed to forget it’s my birthday again, someone else shouts happy birthday to me. It definitely makes coming to work on your birthday feel like less of a ‘day’ and more of a celebration. I usually tell people I don’t really care if I work or not on my bday, but I guess it’s because I do not have plans during the week on that day. Why not work. I can always celebrate on the weekend if I choose.
I will say aside from that little thing are the individual posts from people on facebook. I mean yes there are those that just say happy birthday, which I appreciate the acknowledgement; however, I cherish the individualized comments that are a bit more thoughtful because like a card they are from the heart and offer those who are not right with me or live nearby the opportunity ti still tell me how much I mean to them. You may find that vain, but to know that you are needed, loved, and have positively impacted someone’s life are all great feelings.
I am so thankful for the birthday wishes! They truly make this gal feel so important, it may go to my head before the end of the weekend…But hey we all need a few days a year like that, this happens to be mine! Now onward to free food and desserts from all these restaurants who will give this to me based on my good looks…*co-worker says you mean your ID saying your bday* I say ahem they are checking my good looks! I’m getting all these things based on my looks people, let the big-headed, all about me moments BEGIN!