Why I Said Thank You on Every Single Facebook Birthday Message

It’s been a long time since I’ve dusted off this ol’ blog. Password/hosting issues and a few other things made it more complicated. Plus, it’s a busy season and even though I want to write more than anything, I find myself tired of staring at a computer and out of words. But, I’m back. At least now and then. I’m also still trying to figure out what this little piece of the internet is supposed to look like, so, anyway…

Yesterday was my birthday. I grew up in a house where birthdays are kind of a big deal. And, to be honest, words of affirmation are one of my love languages, so I look forward to all the Happy Birthdafacebook birthdayy messages I get on Facebook, via text and so much more. It made me smile all day. I actually enjoyed getting online and seeing the list of all the people in my life who took a moment out of their day to wish me a good one.

And this year, I did something different. I did my best (and I’m sorry if I missed you!!) to say at least “thank you” to every single person who wrote on my wall or sent me a text? Why? Because I wanted them to know that something simple and somewhat silly mattered to me. I wanted them to know that I noticed they took the time to say hi and for a moment they thought about me. I felt very loved and cared for, and it was a wonderful day! From current friends college friends to high school friends I haven’t talked to in a long time to my growing group of internet friends, it was so fun to see the pieces of my life all together in one spot for one day.

I wanted to say something profound, but I quickly realized I would never be able to keep up if I didn’t keep my thanks brief. But no matter how brief, I still wanted to convey that taking the time to say something may matter to people more than they realized.I know that I try my best to wish people a happy birthday when I see the notification pop up on Facebook. I hope it brings a smile to the face of the person on the other end of the screen. I know it brought a smile to mine!

So, don’t neglect something as simple as a happy birthday. You never know how it may impact the life of someone else!