A week ago, it was my birthday. The day that we all wait for eagerly. Because it’s your birthday, and only you know how special it is to you. But this year, I wasn’t much looking forward to it because my exams are going on. And even on my birthday, I had a difficult exam. But no matter what, when the clock was about to strike 12, just like Cinderella, I seemed to be in a hurry. I was suddenly feeling excited and looking forward to wishes from all of my friends. And then something happened that led to a realisation. Quality is indeed better than quantity.
My girl best friend, who lives in another state due to her studies for the time being called me at 11:57 pm. That is 3 minutes earlier. At first we chatted and I talked about past incidents when she used to forget my birthday and only my angry face reminded her that something was wrong. We laughed merrily and when the clock struck 12, she cheered like a little kid and wished me “a very happy birthday”. She was thrilled by the idea of wishing me before everyone else. Even before my parents.😁😝
My mother later told me that since I was busy on the phone, she couldn’t wish me exactly at 12. So I had a good laugh and I felt really good about the importance I have in my friend’s life.
After I got off the phone, I noticed that I had another missed call from an unknown number. Just when I was about to check who it was, the phone started beeping again. A call from the same person. I was surprised to hear the voice of a friend with whom I wasn’t in contact for the past three months. I was surprised that he remembered my birthday and called me exactly at 12. I was too happy and talked with him for a little while.
Then after I hung up, I noticed that I had received several messages from my guy best friend. My hands quickly pressed on the open button. It was a long message from him, wishing me happy birthday. But it wasn’t just that. I was surprised to find a video of size almost 120 mb. It was huge so I was unable to download it at first. He replied that he would try trimming it and resend me. But after a few more rounds of trial and error, I was successful so he didn’t have to. I was surprised to find all my favourite photos being displayed in a slide show! I didn’t know that he had all those pictures. And the background song too was sung by me. I was filled with ecstasy when I realised how hard he had worked on that video. I couldn’t have felt any more special.
These people made my day with their warm efforts and I realised that my Mother is always right. She always says that it’s better to have a few good friends rather than having many ‘not-so-good’ friends. I did get wished by all of my friends but those three people showed me how much they actually care for me. I am grateful and thankful for their love. 😍
Special mention: I would like to thank my blogger friend Deepika for remembering my birthday that I had lightly mentioned to her on the occasion of wishing her ‘happy birthday’ on her blog. Thank you, I really did not expect that! 😍😁
So do you agree with me? Is Quality always better than quantity?