Yesterday was my sister’s birthday and I know that April 20th is her birthday. On Saturday I asked my husband to remind me on Sunday to call her or email her to wish her a happy birthday. Luckily for me my sister isn’t into mailing out birthday cards so both of us are fine with emails or phone calls. I knew all day yesterday was her birthday yet I didn’t end up calling her or emailing her.
I kind of tricked myself into thinking I didn’t need to write down her birthday or set up a reminder. The thing is that I don’t forget people’s birthdays. I am great about remembering people’s birthdays and can tell you the birthdays of people I haven’t talked to in over 10 years. What does challenge me is taking the next step and wishing somebody a happy birthday.
When I woke up this morning I emailed my sister an email wishing her a happy birthday. I’m sure she won’t be upset that I sent it this morning instead of yesterday. But, I think from now on setting up reminders about people’s birthdays might be helpful to me. I also think I need to remind myself to take action not just that it is somebody’s birthday.
So instead of writing down "Amy’s Birthday", I could write down "Call Amy and wish her a happy birthday". Having the phone number written down or in a reminder I’m sure would also be quite helpful to me too. Wow, that seems so simple too! Too bad I didn’t think of it on Saturday….lol