I totally get it and was very empathetic. But honestly I was a little jealous. She isn’t even sixty yet, much less sixty-something.
Now that I see every woman as a potential blog reader it dawned on me that this is good news for the Fabulous Over 60 blog — the closer to sixty the better!
But wait, isn’t someone’s birthday supposed to be about THEM? It made me realize that despite it all, everyone is an individual and not a category. So maybe Renay is just reacting to her day because of the many challenges and good/bad things she has in her life including a family and a new business venture. And maybe on her birthday the thoughts about her not being sixty is all too self-involved. It is HER day.
Another friend — we will call her Laura to protect her privacy — turned the big seventy recently. She was not happy at all – I sent some great flowers with a card that said enjoy your day — no mention of the dreaded seventy.
Being fabulous warrants the need to work hard on making sure others have their day – fifty-five or sixty-five or seventy-five — we love ourselves but one of the reasons we do is because we know how to be a friend. So when someone has a birthday forget analyzing it in terms of YOUR age just stay focused on HER.
Got an idea for how to make birthdays really special for special friends? OR, a tip to help remind us all it is absolutely NOT about us! Please share.