Every time I see a birthday notice in my Facebook feed, I make sure to write them a little birthday note . This is a 180 degree turn for me. I used to ignore them, and even took sort of a Scrooge approach to it. I have no idea why; I just did. I’m also at the age where I’m not longer psyched about birthdays. They’re just one step closer to 40.
I decided to stop being a jerk and start doing this soon after my birthday this past year. I usually get annoyed by those little red notices alerting you that someone has posted on your wall, but it rocks seeing a bazillion well wishes on your Facebook page on your birthday. I’m kind of on this whole, let’s be more positive and less critical kick as well (let me know if it’s working). I now figure that if I can push those birthday well wishes from a bazillion to a bazillion-and-one, well, why not be part of the awesomeness. If I’m Facebook friends with you, then we’re close enough that I can give you a little birthday love.
So if I’ve missed your birthday, (those helpful little notices don’t show up on the mobile) then here’s a happy belated birthday to you!