Step Up Your Birthday Game!

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I think celebrating someone’s birthday is such a great way to show them that you care about them. Really going out of your way to make their day special.

Of course we all have the friends on Facebook who we see have birthdays, and maybe we write the impersonal “I haven’t talked to you in 10 years or seen you since middle school but Happy birthday” post. But I’m talking about the people who are close to us. Those people that we influence daily, or those people who we love and care for. The people that mean the most to us…Family, close friends, employees, team members.

So let’s step up our birthday game! Make a crazy video! Sing for them! Call them and sing to them! Find them at work or somewhere, catch them out of the blue, and make a big deal about their day. Grab a pot and a spoon, run in the room banging and singing happy birthday! Go a little crazy. It’s their day 🙂

Remember certain restaurants that do this? I’ve been to some where they get on a chair, stand up tall, and shout it out and the whole place comes alive in celebration. Completely obnoxious.

Be that guy. Be that girl.

I personally want people to know that I care about them. That as busy as I get, as crazy as life and business can possibly get, that I never get too busy to stop everything and remind someone close to me that I love them and want to celebrate them. When you die, no one gives a damn about how much money you have. They remember who you were as a person. We care about people, right?

So let’s show them. Remind them. They matter. They’re important. They have value. They’re a human being deserving of love and respect and kindness. And it’s their freakin’ birthday!!

Celebrate it in a fun way!

Don Alley
Don Alley is an artist and entrepreneur. He is known as the karate guy, the preschool guy, or the video guy. He runs Super Kicks Karate as the chief instructor in Ashburn, Center Stage Preschool, and Lucky You Media. He is also the co-founder of Testudo Addiction Recovery, a non-profit organization serving families across the country.

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