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Your Birthday

Updated on October 16, 2012

As we get older many of us say "it's just another birthday". But is it? Do we really mean that? Are we just being modest? Are we scared of getting older? Or could it be all the attention on our birthday that suddenly turns us shy?

Well I am normally shy and I can tell you that " birthday attention" does make me more timid. The thing I feel personally about birthdays is, as I get older I do feel that it is just another day. I don't mind celebrating it, but I seem to want to keep the celebration small and simple with my immediate family. I sorta feel like I have become bored with birthdays. They are just not all that any more to me. I'm not really scared of getting old... just yet any way. In my mind I'm still a bit young. Most women my age (37) would disagree.

There are those of us who go all out and love all kinds of "birthday attention", and love a good ole birthday bash.

It's a good feeling to be acknowledged on your birthday. I'll have to admit, if my immediate family did not acknowledge me on my birthday I would feel a little sadness as if I were forgotten.

When it comes time to open the gifts some of us get so darn shy and it seems as if we are unsure how to react, but we do our best to just wing it. Those who are not timid at all tear open their gifts with every ounce of excitement and enthusiasm they have. They just love it. And they certainly don't mind being sung to either.

Weather you are shy on your birthday or excited on your birthday, enjoy it.

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      melaniebaker 4 years ago from Cathlamet, WA

      Awww that's enough to make a person feel very forgotten inside. I sure know I would feel that. Sorry to hear that.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I wish someone will give me a present on my birthday... Haven't receive nor celebrate since I 17 yrs ago.....Sigh!

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      melaniebaker 4 years ago from Cathlamet, WA

      Well thank you for your stopping by peachpurple! Wow once in 20 years. I think it's interesting how each of us celebrate our birthday. Thanks for sharing.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Great hub. I rarely have birthday celebration at all. Once in 20 years. Had a birthday cake, no present at all. I feel the way as you do. Voted up, Interesting.