"Suddenly you wake up and realize that, many years ago, on this very day, you brought joy to your parents just by becoming present."....
I had never thought about birthdays like that before. Indeed, birthdays belong to the parents. Calls/mails/smses came in - friends (both real and unreal :) ) who cared enough to remember and call/mail in spite of everything else - all just to say "Happy Birthday". And of course, my little niece who has apparently been waiting since yesterday to scream excitedly into the phone "Happy Birthday to youuuuuu tgfi-pinni!" :)
Awww. How can I not be happy?
Life begins at 30: I have a year to do my homework!
P.S: And now if you will all excuse me, I have an hour long massage scheduled. :)
P.P.S: Yes, you can all each buy me a drink of your choice, I am partial to margheritas and vodka-anything. No beer please. Thank-you. :)