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Friday, February 10, 2012


A year ago, when writing in a birthday card, I realised I felt awkward saying 'Happy Birthday, have a great day'... What does it mean? Especially when you know the recipient is going through tough times or is struggling with life, the expectation for a birthday to somehow be 'great' seems difficult. I personally love birthdays, mainly the contact with friends, but I know a lot of people find birthdays difficult and even painful. So I thought a bit more about what I wanted to wish for a person's birthday, and I wrote this: (note: you can enlarge the image by clicking on it)

Then, as I love to send cards, I thought about what I'd like to say to somebody I knew was struggling, and what I could say in a card to them. I wrote this: