Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Gosh, Those 37 Years Went By Fast ( ;-))

I hear it all the time: "That stinks having your birthday the day after Christmas!" But really it doesn't stink. It's actually quite nice; wake up one day, it's Christmas; wake up the next, it's my birthday! Like 2 holidays, one after the other. Sure, most of my family and friends give me 2 gifts on the same day: "Merry Christmas! Happy Birthday!" I am not complaining! My friends and family probably are: "Damn! We have to buy Karl 2 gifts!"

But then I never told anyone they had to buy me anything. I mean that! I appreciate anything anyone gets me, but I really do not need to get gifts. I have everything I need. When I'm asked, "What do you want for Christmas/your birthday?" I reply with a simple, "Whatever you want to get me!" What I really want, none of my family or friends can get me: a new car, maybe a 42 inch HDTV, maybe a Rolex. I have really come to realize it is better to give than to receive.

I had a wonderful Christmas and birthday, all within 2 days! I only hope that I have made someone else's Christmas as happy as mine.


mommanator said...

Happy Belated Bday-sounds as if youhad some wonderful time celebrating 2 births!
I agree we all have too much stuff. I try and downsize , but they keep buying!

Zelda Parker said...

My sister has her birthday just before christmas and we better not wrap anything with red and green paper. The strawberry shortcake was delish.
I agree about gift giving. Mayybe we should donate the money to charity instead of gift giving (except for the kiddies that is).
Have a happy....