First.. I would like to wish any and everyone. Who’s birthdays are falling around this tough time. A Happy Happy Birthday!! I see a lot of posts on social media and hear my friends mentioning that. Their birthdays are now cancelled due to this pandemic and are completely upset. It’s understandable that it’s your time to celebrate and let it all hangout. It sucks that you won’t be able to go bar hopping, clubbing or the amazing dinner. Let me say this.. your birthday isn’t cancelled. That doesn’t make any sense at all. It’s on the calendar. It’s not moving. Your activities are just put on hold. Now if you shelled out thousands of dollars for a trip or a bash. If you weren’t able to be fully refunded. Then you have every right to be pissed!! Coming from someone who has had their birthday shenanigans right before it has happened. It may not mean much. Hopefully I can shed some light.
On your birthday…. The first thing you do is. Show gratitude that you were able to see another day. Yet alone another year. When you wake up. You will be in your house. Many people don’t have one. Be Thankful. You set a bunch of goals for what you want to achieve in your new year. We have our New Year resolutions and we have our birthday ones. Just in case we slip on the new year. We can totally redeem ourselves on our birthdays. Many people are not making to see another year. So, be thankful that you are.
The phone calls and texts are the sweetest thing come birthday time. Especially, the friend that can really sing and leave a voice message singing their hearts out. Better yet… The person that has a one octave range. Their vocal doors are locked because they can’t find the right key. You gotta love them for trying. Nowadays, you can use your Animoji’s and send a text. Then it’s always the… Unexpected call/text that has made your lifts up your spirit. Be thankful
You have your spouse or children. Many of us are not waking up to a significant other next to them. The single folks are having a traumatic experience right now. Due to the quarantining. If you know what I mean. If you’re trapped inside with your spouse. You’re automatically getting birthday sex. Hopefully, your spouse can cook. Or, takeout is totally available. Order some stuff and make it fancy. Put some candles on the kitchen table and be thankful. If you have children… Nine out of ten they have some kind of surprise that will make your heart melt. Well, if their a newborn. Then….It’s puke and dirty diapers, Be thankful.
We all like to have the events. We’re going dancing, bar hopping, karaoke or something recreational. This is were the struggle happens. You can still have something. It just has to be a small group in the house. You can have dinner and drinks. Everyone keeps their distance. The birthday person will have to understand. That hugs are unfortunately unavailable at the present time. You can give them an elbow. Or, a shimmy. Hopefully, the people that you have over lives close by. You can’t have people traveling risking themselves. Or, hose them down with Lysol and Pine at the door. Have a friend bring a game. Or, make one up. The DJ’s are going live on social media. Put it on your speakers and pump up the volume. Shit!!! Just have a virtual birthday party. It’s inexpensive and you don’t have to clean up. You don’t have to give side eye to the person that coughs or sneezes. I’m just saying. I’ll come if it’s like 5 people. I just have to keep my mask on. No offense… It’s rough out there! Be thankful!
It’s a hard time for everyone right now. People are not getting their nails, hair, workouts, meet ups, hook ups. However, your birthday is still coming. I’m sure when this is over… The friends and loved ones that are missing you. Will not forget your birthday. They will celebrate seeing you physically for the first time since the shutdown. As well as, your birthday. I have at least six friends and a best friend that deserves the best day ever. I’ll make it up to them when it’s over.
Look at it this way. You’re stuck inside. You won’t have to break up any arguments. You won’t have any attention seekers trying to ruin your birthday and make it about them. People do have some “selfish friends” who are like that. I’m so proud to not have friends like that.
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