Happy Birthday Best Friend: A best friend is a person whom you completely trust, and someone whom you are always open to, but also someone to share life with, and be honest with. Best friends have the same interests as you, are generally similar in age, and have the same background. They are usually great listeners, but they aren't the loudest people in the room. When we are growing up, our friends and family members are the ones who form a close relationship with us and tell us how to live. As we get older, our friends become those that we hang out with socially, and talk to at parties, but not for very long.
As we get older, our friendships with our best friends change. Our focus changes. Our priorities change. It may be that we don't hang out as much anymore, or we might try harder to be around our friends, but it's still the same level of awesome sauce, and the same level of quality experience. Best friends are still awesome.
So what's the secret to having an awesome birthday? What does it take to be a happy birthday best friend? Well, it takes a little extra effort, but that's what makes them so awesome. You see, there's something to be said for the simple fact that we all know someone, or are friends with someone, who isn't your type. And so there's something magical about celebrating your birthday with the people you're really compatible with.
Some people would say “older is wiser” and to some extent that's true. When you get older, you tend to realise things like “people change, and sometimes it doesn't feel like they're really meant to be friends”, or “maybe I should have more friends”. However, getting older doesn't necessarily mean you need to change. The fact is, we're not always as wise as we look or think we are. And if we did have more friends, then wouldn't we want to celebrate their birthday year after year?
The thing is, with age, and experience, it becomes easier to reach those very same conclusions. And it's not always a pleasant experience to look at old friends and think “they were so great, and now it's so hard to see them”. But it can be done. We can all reach those conclusions, and those same conclusions would make it easier to be grateful for our amazing friends or to wish them a happy birthday on their birthday.
Think about it – on their birthday, or even just a few days ahead of time. How often do you receive birthday wishes from someone? Do they always have good wishes? If the answer is no, that's probably because you haven't yet been able to hear from them. You can't always be there for them, but what if you had your birthday and all you did was send them a short message that said “I hope you had a wonderful birthday, and I hope you have a new year ahead!” Wouldn't that be nice?
That's exactly what you should do on your friend's birthday. You may shower them with gifts and/or flowers, and you may also buy them presents to take home. But what if you also offered to take them out for a dinner, a weekend getaway, a day trip to somewhere nice – maybe to the park or the beach? What if you said that you're willing to do this once a month, or at least once a year? The point is that instead of just wishing them “Happy Birthday”, or even “I Love You”, you show them that you are there for them in their times of need – that you recognize their happiness and their joy and are happy to be of service.
So, the next time you want to do something nice for someone – whether it's your birthday or someone else's birthday – remember that doing something like sending them a gift, pouring a great glass of wine, giving them a gift card or flowers, buying them a great meal, or any other type of gesture of gratitude, can help to build a long-lasting relationship. And if you follow these simple tips, you'll be amazed at how much your relationship with the awesome person who means so much to you will grow. Happy birthday, buddy. We love you.