Saturday is my birthday, and I will be an ancient 25 years old. That's right, a quarter-century gone already. It's exciting. Really. Don't I look excited?
Many of you out there may be wondering what to get me for my birthday. Because come on, let's face it, you all love me and want to buy me stellar gifts. It's true - don't even try to deny it. And because I'm slightly difficult to shop for, I'm going to help you out by telling you *exactly* what I want from you.
Now wait, don't leave me all upset because I'm so rude as to actually expect a gift. First and most importantly - the above sarcasm aside - I don't really think most of you out there even knew my birthday was coming up, let alone planned to give me a present. Secondly, once you hear what I'm asking for from you, I think you'll be less inclined to consider me a selfish brat.
So here's what I want: I want you to give a gift to someone else on your blog. That's what I want for my birthday. It can be a virtual gift - in fact, I highly encourage these. Offer someone peace of mind, a calorie-free meal, three hours of silence, or pleasant dreams. Remember my Christmas list? Think of that as a jumping-off point. Or, if you'd rather, you can get a little more tangible - write someone an ode, make a list of compliments, or cheer someone for his/her achievements. And yes, if you really must, you can actually go out and buy a material gift for someone, too.
As I said, I'd like you to do this in a post on your blog - if you give a material gift, you can recap it on your blog. Don't have a blog? No worries, just give someone an extra hug, pat someone on the back, do someone a favor for no reason. Take a moment to really give a special gift to someone you care about - someone who is not me. The point is that the greatest present I could have is to know that everyone reading is stepping out and passing on the love to someone else in the world.
Leave me a comment with a link to your post (or a description of your gift, if you are blog-less), and on Saturday (my birthday!), I'll compile a list of everyone's gifts in a big thank-you card. Belated presents are okay if you can't get a post up by Saturday - I can happily add names later. And hey, maybe you could even tell other folks about it, and we can really spread the love through the blogosphere.
Contact me if you have any questions - I'd be happy to clear up confusion if I haven't explained myself well. And thanks in advance for all my presents! I can already tell that this is going to be a GREAT birthday. :)