Friday, September 21, 2012

A very, merry un-birthday to me, to you, to me to you!!!!!!!

About two weeks ago a lady at church I hardly know gave me a big hug and wished me a happy birthday. 
It's not my birthday. In fact, my birthday isn't until January. Strange. 
I figured she had me confused with someone else, and not wanting to embarrass her, I smiled graciously and didn't say anything. No harm, no foul. 
A few days later someone else wished me a happy birthday.
At church the next Sunday I had several people wish me a happy birthday. And one lady even gave me a chocolate bar! I finally decided to speak up because it was getting to be a little odd. 
As it turns out my name was included in the monthly roster of birthdays, with the completely wrong birthday next to it. (In an even stranger coincidence they got the month wrong, but the day right. And it just happened to be my sister's actual birthday!) 
The nice lady (who gives everyone a candy bar on their birthday) insisted I keep the Cadbury dark chocolate bar. (Oh, okay, if I must!)
This has continued all month. I've had several emails and lots of hugs wishing me a happy birthday. (Who knew that many people read the birthday list on the newsletter?!) And even though it isn't my birthday, it has been really fun to be thought of. Maybe even more so than if it really was my birthday when wishes and thoughts are expected. 
It has me thinking about how meaningful little thoughts, gestures, and just remembering to say hello to someone can be. I'm going to add it to my list of things to do more often (a la "Perfect Week"). It is nice to be remembered, even if you are remembered on the wrong day!
Go remember someone today!!

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