A birth-date is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life.
And the news got worse. It appeared that there was this whole other person Jesus Christ whose birthday a lot of people tended to confuse with mine. I was personally outraged. It was a long time before I forgave the Lord for that.
Don't send funny greeting cards on birthdays or at Christmas. Save them for funerals, when their cheery effect is needed.
I've spent many birthdays on a movie set, all great days.
Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.