A Birthday to Celebrate
Author: dorothy smith
Birthday celebrations are childhood memories. Yes, I do not deny the fact that people do celebrate their birthdays when they are grown up. But birthday celebrations in the later stages of your life have a lot of other tags attached to it: for some its social networking, for some it's showing off their riches while for some it is an occasion of coming together after a long time. However, birthday celebrations in childhood have a charm of their own and that cannot be replicated however lavish your celebrations may be.
Remember your fourth or fifth birthday? How mom and dad planned everything to the T? Mom took a lot of effort going to the neighbors, inviting the children over. They planned everything so that you can have a time that remains etched in your memory. And they are successful. They give you memories that go beyond a lifetime.
No matter who or how old you are, birthday is always a very special day. It's a day which is special for many different reasons to many different people. I often feel that to my mother my birthday is more special than her own, maybe because I am her firstborn. Ever wondered, that there are so many people to whom your birthday is far more important than it is to you. In our busy lives, we can afford to not notice the significance of the day but our near and dear ones never fail. They always remind us in the most memorable ways exactly how much they care.
Hence, when it comes to celebrating the birthday of someone we love and care for, all the special moments shared are remembered and an earnest urge to reach out grows. Surprise parties, gifts and wishes galore are the highlight of the day. But what if you are forced to miss the birthday of your mother, brother, wife or father or maybe your boyfriend's for some pre scheduled business meeting? In this high tech age, very few questions remain unanswered for long. For such unfortunate souls, ecards are a boon! A pre planned effort to schedule an ecard to be sent every hour with an appropriate message attached can work wonders to ease the guilt. This is also a good way to make a long work day interesting and exciting till the evening comes with showers of gifts, food and drinks. After all, the manner of giving is known to be worth more than the gift.
Remember the first hundred years are the hardest and so lets all make it a point to be there to make the passing of each one memorable.
But after all said and done, like the saying goes, the best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.