Like so many of us, I have a lot of my family and friends’ birthdays in my phone’s calendar, and I have it set to notify me when a loved one’s birthday is on the horizon. I prefer to tell myself that “I have so many family members now, and combined with all my friends, I can’t possibly remember all those birthdays anymore.” However, truthfully, I probably am just getting too lazy and too dependent upon my phone reminding me. I tend to take the easy way out when it is available.
Recently, it faithfully did its job and sent me a birthday reminder. One of my sisters was turning a year older the next day. So, knowing I might forget to call if I waited until then, I immediately called and told her “Happy birthday a day too early! I am calling you today, ‘cause I might not remember to call you tomorrow.”

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