And I have to admit...I have never begun a birthday with so much laughter.
Be it when Suraj called me up from New Zealand saying that it's 28th June 12:00a.m. there when technically it was just 5:30 here, when he kept on singing the happy birthday song again and again- just happy to finally know the fact that the name of his chat friend of 1-year is Remya.
I laughed because of Nilanjana and our special birthday song.
I laughed when Megha defiantly started screaming happy birthday to me and Nilanjana kept on shouting her down saying that it isn't 12:00 yet.
I laughed when my chuddy buddy called up and said, "Wow, you're finally 16 kiddo."
And at this I have to reply to him, "Lalith, you're no big shit but just 6 months older to me. So stop calling me a kid!" :P
I laughed when my cousins chorused happy birthday amongst chattering that was so loud that I would've burst an ear drum.
I laughed because Ramit thought that my birthday was on 27th and wrote "Happy Birthday" on my wall and then gave me a grinning face when he got to know the truth..
I laughed when Shreyansha and all her cousins who didn't even know me...excused themselves from an interesting game of Tambola just to sing a highly tuned Happy Birthday song for me..
I laughed at my foolish fear that people won't remember it...my special day.
I smiled when I saw that 8 people were on hold on my phone simultaneously..
I smiled when I got dozens of messages wishing me a great year...
I smile when I think of all the wishes that I am going to get throughout the day...
And in my little world, those few wishes are all that I need to keep me going through the year..
And I could never be thankful enough for being me than I am right now...
So happy 16th to me.
And God Bless you All.