Monday, November 11, 2013
Keeping up with birthdays
One of my many faults is forgetting birthdays. I don't totally forget them. Usually I remember a few days after the fact. This past year I was determined to change this. I sat down after Christmas with 2 boxes of birthday cards and a bunch of stamps. I got my list out and made out everyone's birthday card. I really took the time to write something meaningful in them too. Then I left the stack on the table until everyone else had their turn at writing in each of the cards. We sealed them up and put a sticky note on each one to remind me when to mail them. Finally I found a cute basket and placed them inside in date order. This basket sits right on the kitchen counter where we all can see it. So far we haven't missed a birthday. For next year, I plan to expand my list. It always makes me feel special to get a card on my birthday. Why not share the blessing!