The sun has set and the clock running past 12 has marked the end of another birthday. It’s been a great day with showers of blessings from near and dear ones. A day when even the most idle smartphone has a busy day. A day which over the years has evolved and changed drastically. Yes, it’s that word again, CHANGE!
Personally for me my birthday is a day when I ask myself, what has changed in me since the last one. Did I accomplish a wish or a dream I had the last time I cut the cake?
Each one of us has a different perception about our birthdays. A lot of us party hard, some of us love to spend the time with family and some prefer not doing anything.
A lot keeps changing with each birthday, initial phone calls turn into text messages. People are so busy now that the initial lengthy wishes now acquire short forms.
Another thing I have noticed about birthdays is that a lot of us judge our friends based on their wishes. The other day a really close friend of mine stayed awake till midnight to wish me but she wished me two days before the actual date. She started feeling guilty about it. My reaction was why? Why do we judge friends based on one day? Isn’t that cruel?
The saying about friends is, “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” It’s not,”A friend on a birthday is a friend indeed.”
Birthdays come only once in a year, if your friend misses it don’t categorise him/her as a bad friend. Mistakes are part of life. And a true friend has every right to be forgiven.
This is what I told my friend,”I have known you for years now. I know what’s in your heart. You make a mistake, don’t be afraid to admit it because one mistake doesn’t make any difference to my friendship. I want you to be my true friend. Even Google can wish me happy birthday but when I need a friend only you can make the difference. You forget to wish me, it’s perfectly fine because I know you will never do it on purpose. I know how much you value me.”
A lot of people keep asking,”Did he wish you, did she wish you?” If the answer is no, then there is a whole list of shortcomings of the person being explained to you. My description to this is, silly and totally baseless! Never lend your ears to these people, they are planting seeds of hatred in you.
Celebrating birthdays with freinds is always amazing, we do all the craziest things in the world. However birthday celebration with our parents is divine. Nobody in the world even has a clue of the joy and happiness that came with your birth other than your parents. Whenever you are in doubt of your birthday being forgotten remember that two people will never forget it. Even the old people who have very less memory left, the last thing they forget is their child’s birthday. Don’t believe me, try it yourself.
There was a time when I actually was very much worried about how many phone calls, how many messages and how many gifts I get on my birthday. Over the years I realised that a birthday is a day to be remembered as a day when you started an incredible journey. The day when your parents found a new reason the be happy, a day to think and ponder on your progress in life, a day when you thank the almighty for what you have.
A birthday is a reason to be happy it’s a milestone day. Let’s not make it a day to judge others.
On this note, I would like to thank all my lovely followers for the wonderful and heartfelt wishes. God bless!