So those days of slumber parties, many brightly colored packages and cake galore to celebrate my birthday are long gone. I'm grateful for this. I've never been much of a party person and really don't like the receiving end of gift giving. I feel such pressure to be appropriately appreciative. I always am thankful for gifts but I don't have much faith that the giver can always tell from my reaction.
It is good to know that I can be quite content with a meager amount spent on my birthday when the people in my life love me lavishly.