Shortly after I started this group, I put up a post inviting members to share when their birthdays are (as well as little tidbits about how you like to celebrate your birthday, like the type of cake or other special treats you like to eat or a special meal you'd want to have, music you like, what type of party you'd be excited for, etc.) so we could celebrate each other here... but I also noted that anyone who wasn't comfortable with sharing their birthdays (month and day only, mind) was perfectly within their rights to abstain from getting involved...
Well, cut to over a year later (can you believe we've been hanging out together in this group that long already?!) and we've grown by quite a bit but our newer members haven't had the opportunity to be celebrated in the group here, so it seemed like a good time to bring this back up again, but this time I'm adding an option.
Since I imagine some people didn't want to share their birthdates because they're worried about sharing information or they just don't like to be reminded that they're getting older or maybe it's just generally not a good day for you for some other reason and thus you don't think you'd feel so happy having others celebrate you on your birthday, well that's fine. But we do still want to celebrate everyone here at least once in the year so in an effort to at least give everyone a day of their own, if you do not wish to be celebrated on your birthday, instead pick another day of the year - an anniversary of a big event in your life, the birthday of a loved one, or even a day of the year that usually serves as a not so great reminder of something for you that maybe you know you could use a pick me up on that day.
You still don't have to share anything if you really just don't want to ever be recognized and celebrated by your fellow Happy Place members, but if you're down to let us party with you or at least just give you a big up, then here's all you have to do -
* Post your birthdate (month and day) or other chosen "Celebrate Me" date (Please note if it's your birthday or, if not your birthday, what significance the date has for you so we don't act inappropriately if it's a day you usually might not feel so good about on the calendar)
* Share what sort of celebration you'd most enjoy (Cake or other sweet treat, favorite meal, party theme, a place you wish to go, a pastime you enjoy, etc.)
If you've previously shared such information (and we've had a birthday "party" for you here in the past year) you don't have to post anything again unless you wish to.
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