I do not really mind if people miss out my birthday date on their calender because simply i know there must be someone out there have me in their hearts. many times i had a perception that no one will remember my wishes for other people birthday as well because many people will be doing the same thing too..But i see my failure to remember and wish people Happy Birthday as a very insulting personality that needs to be repaired.
Not because its just a simply good manner of wishing, but the appreciation behind it does matters does most. I recall back what John C Maxwell book says about Appreciation,
"Self achieved success tastes sweeter if you celebrate other people's achievement
together before hand."
A simple 2 words like above is more than enough to replace a paragraph of encouragement.
and another significant point of view i think about Birthday is that it is potential to reignite a friendship with a long lost buddy or stranger?. Normally (if it is possible and time allows) i would not wish Birthdays through SMS or calls, i will prefer Emails, because i write essays. owh yea but it depends on which person la or not that weird feeling. I see emails as more potential because you write it in a flow and rarely people write email so people will tend to pay a little more attention towards your gratitude. Sometimes sms and calls are not doing enough to motivate a person and to trigger a different perception behind his/her thoughts.
And talking about appreciation, i think it is important for us to celebrate our Friends' achievements too. Perhaps just a 4.0 Cgpa in exams or just a winning a competition? Just the 2 words 'Great Job' would make him or her ponder sometimes about how much you think for her or him =) Afterall, appreciation is the basic social Value. So gonna put appreciation as a core of my life.
and i am talking about , just about appreciating everyone, even those you do not talk to often, that is my point. Not just your bunch of friends.
p/s so wish my laptop is here, can download so many new songs!! Kinda like this month because almost all the new songs suit my taste, unlike last year 4th quarter. and i am currently tuning into Fly fm, like almost every day? except sleeping hours? haha.