Thursday, January 21, 2010

Your thoughts on your birthday

Have you attempted to say one line on your birthday that describes your mind state?

Here are some of the responses I have heard:

Getting too old to celebrate...
Getting older...
Getting older and getting wiser too...
Time to think of wedding...
Don't put candles on my cake to remind me how old I am...
Time to wear a shorter dress just so I don't feel too old...
Don't even ask!!!!
Yeah, its just like any other day... Who ever said it is special...
How long do you think I must celebrate this day... I am getting older...
We are just planning a dinner outing this evening.. Nothing much.. Its just any other day...
Yeah, lots have changed, learnt quite a few things.. lost and gained some sense :)

Now, that is the usual routine note of responses that we would hear...

Yesterday, at office, we were celebrating a friend's birthday. Cake, Samosa and coffee to keep it simple and quick. When the initial round of cake was over people shifted focus to the birthday hero.

We wanted to hear a few words from him on his birthday. [in the typical corporate way, where, in any gathering, no matter what the purpose/context is, someone has to talk in a tone that addresses the gathering seriously.. :)]...

And usually when you are asked to talk, it takes at least a second to collect yourself from wherever you are and start talking, but this hero friend immediately responded with one extra-ordinary enthusiasm and energy saying:

Birthday.... One more year close to marriage!!!!

Brought an instant smile, loud cheer and lots of enthusiasm in the crowd. That's a positive note, a note which none of us ever heard so far. I guess, we must learn to look at life this way, on our birthday.. One more year close to spectacles is much better than Getting too old, need glasses soon.

It seems that mental word play defines life much more than we want to admit... :) Thanks to the Hero for instilling this thought line for us to read about and learn.

6 comments:

Somashekar said...

Good one Deepa

Somashekar said...

Good One Deepa, and Finally 1 more day to die :D

Kalanidhi said...

Good one, once I red this article, the question which comes to my mind is “DO WE NEED TO CELEBRATE OUR BIRTHDAY?” :)

SG said...

hehehe, I would get along with him since I always say 'One step closer to motherhood' :D !

Krishna said...

What would u say??? :)

Dew Drop said...

Hi Krishna,

Getting older, and getting wiser too :) was my last response.

Other responses I can think of:

One more chance to hear from loved ones.
One more reason to thank God.
One more chance to correct the last year's flaws :)

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