I don’t like to blow my own trumpet – but today is my birthday!
Only kidding… this year I reach level 49 and I’m truly thankful for every birthday I get to celebrate.
But this birthday is a little different.
Thanks to lockdown there’s no pub, no parties and no big celebration.
Just me, my family and a few beers in the garden.
But before you get your tiny violin out and start playing the world’s saddest sonnet – I’m actually looking forward to it.
I’ve had 48 other birthdays, so I’m ok with this one being a little different.
But that being said, I DID still feel a flicker of sadness when I woke up this morning and realised the pub was still closed.
Then I opened my inbox.
I know, I know – I shouldn’t be checking my emails on my birthday, but I’m so glad I did!
As usual, my inbox was filled with quote requests, sales emails and the odd invoice – but there was one email in there from an old supplier whom I haven’t heard from in a few years.
It was just a short message apologizing for not staying in touch, reminding me of a little story the two of us shared and wishing me the happiest of birthdays.
Not an automated email, but a real hand-typed, heartfelt message just wishing me the best on my birthday.
It really did bring a smile to my face.
And it reminded me of a little thing I ran a few years ago – The Millennium Birthday Club.
Just hit reply to this email and me your details (name, number and birthday) and I’ll be sure to send you a little surprise when your big day comes!
You gotta share the love…
That’s all from me today – I’m off to enjoy some cake!