I don't care to celebrate my birthday because it just doesn't seem like a big deal. It stopped being one after I turned 16. But I must say that I love celebrating and making a big deal out of other people's birthdays. I love giving presents, love taking them out to eat, and love gathering for parties and celebrating happy moments. I've learned though that I need to let other people celebrate mine even if in a much lesser way because it takes away the joy and happiness they feel. It dawned on me not too long ago when my son said it made him feel sad that I don't enjoy my birthday.
So I'm still not caught up in the fact that it's my birthday and I'm going to get presents but I look forward to spending time with family and friends.
If you can read this then you're standing too close.