Isn’t it funny how birthdays, which are supposed to be a time for celebration and happiness, are often instances where we are faced with the harshest realities life has to offer us? This is probably why so many people say they hate birthdays and don’t like to celebrate them. On this one day, which is supposed to be all about you, there is so much than can lead to disappointment — and no matter how good your birthday might be, I feel like if it isn’t the fact that you’re turning a year older it’s the few people you thought would call, send flowers or even send you a personal message who end up doing none of the above.