My husband’s birthday is coming up this Tuesday and every year it is not that big of a deal to him. I on the other hand, I have always made it a big deal and show him how important he is to my and I make sure to express how wonderful he is each birthday…. and just in general.
I started wondering why he does not see his birthday as that big of a deal and to be honest it does not make since to me. Are birthday’s a big deal to you? In my opinion it is the only day that is a YOU day. Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s, Anniversary, they are all group holiday’s. The birthday is special however because it is yours alone. That’s why I always try to make it great.
Making a birthday great does not mean spending tons of money on presents and in most cases, it is more about the time and effort than the actual price tag. One year when Cody and I were first married and we broke as a joke I planned an amazing poker night birthday party for us and all of his friends. My parents present to him was the food and the drinks, I printed off 8 1/2″ x 11 playing cards with his friends faces superimposed and used them as decorations. I made his favorite cake pop’s that took a long time and I made a playlist he was sure to love. I even purchased green felt to make the table look like a poker table. His birthday present from me was the time and effort and a nice chip set. He still talks about that party and the love that went into it.
I guess what I am getting at, is that we should always strive to make those we love have a great birthday, but we should never forget that any other random Tuesday can always have a little more love injected into it.
How do you show love daily? Let me know in the comments.