What is it with some people who barely acknowledge their birthday? Maybe it is me, but I don't think I am completeely alone. To me, someones birthday is the most important day of the year. The one day to celebrate the life of that person. The one day for people to say "I love you" or just "I'm glad that I know you". I know that happens a lot at Christmas and for some Valentines Day but those are days that commercialism tells us we have to acknowledge our appreciation of people. A birthday is just about you!
You don't have to have a party or be showered in a pile of gifts, but acknowledge that it is your day! Smile that you have survived another year, be grateful for all that you have and let people appreciate you in some small way! You are unique and special!
If all else fails...listen to The Birthday Song by The Arrogant Worms. I guarantee you will smile! :)
Oh and don't forget my birthday! :p