It’s my birthday week!
The older I get, I tend to feel less excited about my birthday. Because who really wants to think about getting older?! But then again– age is just a number. And you’re only as old as you feel (and some days I feel 20… other days it’s like 50). At least that’s what they say.
But, just because I don’t get quite as excited about birthdays these days, doesn’t mean it doesn’t feel good to have people acknowledge your special day. And I have definitely been blessed already! My actual birthday is tomorrow (Friday, November 12) but all week I’ve been receiving some special treatment. On Monday I got a surprise from Shannon (one of our Account Executives here at the station) with some Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes (YUM!). My boss, who knows my love of personal development books, got me The Greatest Secret by Rhonda Byrne (if you haven’t read The Secret by her… definitely do!)
Now my fiancé had already surprised me with new wheels and tires for my Jeep a couple of weeks ago. So I told him I didn’t need anything else (I’m always awkward about people spending money on me… and I rarely spend a lot on myself!). But… he tells me he’s grown– and he will buy me something every day if he wants. Haha. So Tuesday he wound up getting off work early. When I got home, he had me close my eyes and he brought in another gift. He’s like me, when he buys a gift– it’s SO hard to wait to give it to the person. He got me a bunch of new workout clothes– which I definitely was in need of. We go to the gym 5 days a week, and he knew some of mine have been around for a while. He also got me a really nice coat too!
Then Wednesday, Becky, our Digital Sales Manager here at the station, brought me a coffee from Dunkin. And then one of our road crew members, Josh, brought me more Christmas Tree Cakes and some of the Little Debbie North Pole Nutty Buddies!
Talk about spoiled! These little gifts and gestures have meant the world to me. And even if I’m not always the best at showing my appreciation– I hope they know how much these things have made me smile this week. I am truly blessed. I’ll be honest– it’s been a hard year (or more) for a LOT of us. So I am so incredibly thankful for an amazing fiancé and awesome co-workers who have made me feel special this week.