Birthdays as we get older

While it is nice to be receive a lot of greetings on your birthday, I chose not to share my birthday on social media. I am happy that some close friends and relatives remember my birthday without Facebook notifications. For me, having a lot of greetings doesn’t make me feel more special or any less special when Facebook friends don’t greet me on occasions.

Dont get me wrong, I am thankful for becoming one year older, becoming more wise because of what experience has taught me. Looking back, I celebrated my birthday with friends and company, some I no longer see or hear from. When we were kids, birthdays are always a major event because of the milestones. And the presents too! The bigger the presents the better. As we get older, it’s no longer about the presents but who is present in our lives.

Everyday is a special day to me. I don’t tell people it’s my birthday because I don’t want them to treat me differently. I don’t want the to feel obliged on giving me a present either. Even for one day, I don’t want be the center of attention. I would appreciate it more if a someone gives me a thoughtful letter or a phone call on an ordinary day just because.

I love to receive gifts but I love giving more. I enjoy seeing a child happy. Genuine happiness is being content with whatever the condition your in. We don’t have a lot of material wealth to give, but we can sure make a difference to one person by sharing what we have..

Every day not only on my birthday, I contemplate on all the things that happen in my life, whether it is good or bad. What brought be to shape the person I am now and what I have to offer. I am thankful for both.

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