But with the advent of Facebook, it’s so easy to:
1. Remember when it’s someone’s birthday, or rather, be reminded, and
2. Wish them a happy birthday.
Those Facebook birthday reminders are so ubiquitous that one of my favorite wall posts from my birthday this year was an e-card that read:
Happy birthday to one of the few people whose birthday I can remember without a Facebook reminder.
This was sent from a college friend who shares my same birthday. Let’s hope she can remember my birthday!
Not only have I received Facebook birthday wishes, they’ve also been extended on Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter.
For all the complaints about social media I believe the tools sure make birthdays more fun. I can’t tell you how many people have posted on my wall or sent me messages, people I have known for decades as well as for shorter periods of time. I feel like I’m seeing all my relationships flash before my eyes. It’s really a wonderful feeling.
So thank you everyone for the endearing birthday wishes. My wish is that all of you can enjoy the same sort of love and support I have enjoyed on my birthday this year.
Here’s to a bright future for us all!