Happy birthday to everyone reading this celebrating his or her birthday today. You are really appreciated for following, liking and commenting on the posts. You make Joseyphina’s World as interesting as it is. I pray God grants your heart desire and turns your life around for the better.
Every day is someone’s birthday which means it’s special day for someone somewhere in the world. It’s the day your family and friends celebrate your life and show gratitude for your presence in their lives. It’s the only day in the year that you are allowed to be selfish. It is your day and you have the right to request for whatever you wish for.
Unfortunately, celebrating birthdays isn’t a tradition that is looked forward to in all families. Sometimes the birthday boy and girl would have to remind the family about it and all they get in response is, “Oh really? Happy birthday then. So what are you giving us?” Oh really? Who should be expecting gifts, the celebrant or the family and friends?
Birthdays are not a big deal in my family. It’s just another day; you just have to be extra grateful for the gift of life and the grace to have another year added to your years.
I believe some birthdays are more memorable than others because of the quality of time spent with people who matter. And the thoughtful gifts by family and friends are treasured because they hold sentimental value. Every birthday celebrant looks forward to the gifts and well wishes he/she would receive on such a special day.
Cash or gifts? Well, it’s a well-known fact that the economic hardship has come to stay and that is why most couples prefer cash gifts to material ones especially on their wedding day to help them defray certain costs and help them settle more comfortably. But for birthdays, apart from family relatives who are known to have generous pockets, most people just settle for gifts to give to birthday celebrants.
Since birthdays are more of having memorable moments, I think I’d go for gifts. This way, I’d always remember the one who was thoughtful enough to give me something which will last longer than money which would be spent and forgotten. I am not particularly wowed by money so I think I would be more touched if I were to receive a gift than cash on such a special day like my birthday.
Are you a cash or gift person? What would you appreciate more on your birthday and why? It’s always a pleasure to read your thoughts!
Josephine Amoako © 2016