February 3rd- “Connect, communicate and keep it creative.”

I have to give credit when credit is due. Whoever wrote this horoscope did an excellent job!

Whether I’m connecting with new people or communicating with old friends, my best relationships are ones where creativity thrives. It doesn’t take much to be creative or to inspire creativity. All it requires is an open mind and the ability to let loose!

One of the things I have been doing to keep it creative is to send birthday messages longer than the usual “happy birthday.” I tend to be a negative Nancy who dislikes celebrating any holiday or birthday, but I do participate because many of my friends do. I don’t really relate with holidays or my own birthday. The whole “spirit” of holidays feels somewhat superficial and impersonal to me. With the “help” of Facebook now, everyone seems to know when your birthday is even if they don’t know you that well. I find it awkward to write “Happy Birthday!” or “HB” on someone’s page because it feels contrived.

I decided that if I’m going to wish someone well on their birthday, I’m going to put some effort into it and use my creativity. Here are my formulas:

I hope you have a (adjective 1) (adjective 2) (adjective 3)  birthday!

Or

Wishing you a day filled with (X), (Y), and (Z)!.

It only takes a minute to come up with a few things that are specific to the birthday person. I hope that those receiving my messages will feel joy, happiness, and very special on their day of the year.

 

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