Last year, I had blocked my birthday on Facebook, so I didn't get tons of birthday wishes. Somehow this year that setting has changed, and I've received plenty of them today. I don't know how to change it back, but upon researching the settings, Facebook has now buried them so deep it will take me some time to figure it out. Once you reach a certain age, these reminders may be nice that people are thinking about you, but it's also a nuisance when you'd like to forget how quickly the years pass by.
Whatever, I sure do feel loved and appreciated by my friends and family today. I even received a beautiful homemade card by snail mail from my friend Rita! So I am not going to let my inner grinch take over. I'll simply enjoy the day (again with no rain) and soak in all the good vibes.