Today is my birthday; my silver jubilee. And for the first time in my life, I don't feel happy on this day. To think about it, it was a long birthday (like a long weekend) this time, if I start counting from the first birthday wish. An old friend of mine, who now lives in Australia was the first one to wish me, and that was yesterday morning. So, my birthday started almost one whole day before it started here. Other wishes kept coming as the earth kept rotating through all means - Facebook, Whatsapp, phone calls.. So, doesn't this mean I should be feeling extra special this time? But, I don't. I just don't. I feel lonely. For the first time, I don't have my family or friends around me; at least one of them was there always. Also, there was no birthday cake. I mean, what is a birthday without a cake? Never before did it hit me like it did today, how much I need the people I grew up with- my family and my friends, who were there to celebrate the occasions of my life with me. I miss them so much today, and I would do anything to have them here with me this day.
I know the day isn't over yet, I have a birthday dinner ahead of me, and I hope I will feel better afterwards. But, the day is still incomplete without the people who were there with me on each of my birthdays. I secretly kinda hope for the impossible, that they all come down here to surprise me. How awesome would that be!
Well, anyhow. Happy birthday to me.