Each month of the Happiness Project has a special focus, and April’s focus is FRIENDS.
So I’m sending emails asking friends for their birth dates. I’ve never been good at remembering friends’ birthdays—or to be more accurate, I never remember any friend’s birthday (except the friend whose birthday falls the day after mine).
Once I get my list filled in, I’m going to try using an internet site to send me prompts, or if that doesn’t work, pencil the dates in my trusty filofax.
But I’ve already benefited. Gathering those dates obliged me to email a lot of people I hadn’t been in touch with for a while, and I got nice responses back from many of them.
Sending out “happy birthday” messages means I’ll connect with every friend at least once a year. That sounds so meager, but the fact is, it would be an improvement.