many years ago. . .today's my birthday. . .birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas are all important to me and I believe should be celebrated on the appropriate day. Somehow in today's world celebrations get pushed aside and replaced with "more essential" networking. How can anyone think a text message can replace a birthday card? and where's the birthday cake? I have to buy my own tomorrow and yes, I am buying myself a cake! Two dear friends remembered my birthday. . .precious presents from both. . .without them, there would have been no birthday. As in everything, there is a lesson to be learned. . .no matter how busy or hurried I am, the people that mean the most to me should be celebrated on their birthday.