One year the person I lived with decided to not say happy birthday to me all day or get me a gift and acknowledge it at all, though 2 months before I had done what I could to make theirs quite special and got them a completely too expensive gift... I knew they knew it was my birthday, and I knew they were just trying to piss me off. Why would someone do that on your birthday? So I decided to not feed into petty mind games and didn't say a word about it and kept my cheery birthday tone all day. When we were going to bed he quite grumpily finally told me happy birthday and mentioned he couldn't believe I didn't get mad at him. I guess the plan to make my day a bad one backfired on him since he was the one who ended up irritated and not me. I know what you are thinking... I can hear you all unanimously thinking expletives. I tell this story to not throw anyone under the bus, but to give example of turning tables and not letting other people's issues get to you, and possibly their crap will turn on them.
Wether it's people who are bringing your birthday down, like you walk in and a drunk party crasher is standing there and has eaten almost your entire cake with their hand and then calls you a bitch (try to not jab them in the balls, it's hard to not do but I know it is possible), or you didn't receive a gift or get a really bad gift, I've had both happen more than once and I now buy myself a gift every year, if you have to spend it alone, or everyone truly does forget it's your birthday... whatever it is push through it.
Your birthday is the representation of a new year of your life and even if the day isn't butterflies and roses it does not mean that you do not have a new year ahead of you that is likely full of wonderful surprises and blessings.
This year I have no idea what is in store for my birthday. I am spending it with a friend that I have absolutely no expectations of, however I know I will enjoy the company. I also get the day off of work. I've bought everything to make a fabulous dinner, or maybe I'll go out. Who knows! But here is to hoping for a wonderful birthday to chalk up on the board!
Enjoy your life, make sure to celebrate your own new beginning in whatever way you can.
|A fun Scorpio birthday greeting a friend sent me. =)|