Here are some ways to celebrate that not-so-grand-but-heavily-overrated-celebration – Birthday.
Go and explore your surroundings, you’d find various social causes to which you can contribute in some way.
For example, old age houses, orphanage, place for disabled (I prefer calling them specially abled), etc.
Those people would love to celebrate your birthday. Just go to them with balloons, cake and stuff, if you can, or just empty handed with a big smile on your face. I tell you, you’ll remember that day for whole of your life…
If you can’t find anything, donate blood. Probably cheapest way to help the society.
Rise up early and go out to some point where you can clearly see the sun rise up from the ground (literary). See the birds flying, the fresh air and the smell of wet grass.
Go visit some village, if you are not there already. In India, we are blessed with so many naturally beautiful villages which are not taken over by Concrete Monsters :O (Yes, I love cartoons 😛)
Celebrate your birthday by giving chocolates/sweets to people who help you in everyday life, like, watchman, laundry guy, garbage collector, milkman, etc etc.
Go spend time with your family, especially your mum. This was the day she first saw you 🙂
Go online and search the history to get what all happened on your birthday in past.
Keep reading your books, buddy…
Keep watching that fan above your head spin round and round whole day long… 😉
Food Lover Way:
Give yourself a treat mahn! Go eat out in some amazing and unique place you have never been to… Eat… Drink… Yummmm! 😉
Cool (but outdated) Way:
Celebrate it with your friends and family… Go party hard.
Real Cool Way:
Do something new, you have never done before in your life, on each of your birthday… It can be anything, just anything, but it should be new and unique on each birthday. Cool, ain’t it!!! 😀
Wake up real late,
Don’t go to school/office or any such boring place,
Switch off your phone and dump all your responsibilities in the garbage box,
Don’t listen to anyone telling you to do anything,
My own manipulated version of ‘Real Cool Way’ stated above, (I won’t tell you what’s that :P)
Play guitar, sing all your heart out, beat those drums real hard,
Take out your Xbox and play Need for Speed like a maniac! 😀
(Yes, I’m a Music and Games lover too…)
Things NOT TO DO on your birthday:
– Celebrate it with your office colleagues and give them chocolates
(So very much waste of birthday and money!)
– Have a cake party at your house with Balloons and Decorations, unless you’re a kid
(That’s old school dude!)
– Spend time with your hobbies
(Com’on man! What are weekends and other holidays for!)
– Going several miles to celebrate it with friends who want a party
(Totally not worth it… Friends are those who wake you up with cake on your face! )