Remembering Birthdays, Anniversaries and other Important days

@kiran8 (15360)
Mangalore, India
September 1, 2017 1:37am CST
Some people have a gift for remembering Birthdays, Anniversaries and such other important days pertaining to their close family, extended family, friends etc etc..I feel it is good to wish people because we all like being remembered by people who matter to us. In my own case , while I remember a few occasions with regard to my children, siblings,parents and a couple of close friends I tend to forget others . I have felt very embarrassed and bad on a couple of occasions . In the recent past Facebook has helped since most of my family and friends are on it and I get a reminder , that is if they have given the option to do so..other than that how do you all manage to remember ?
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@LadyDuck (157149)
• Switzerland
1 Sep
I have an incredible memory for birthdays, anniversaries and alike, I remember all my friends, family and even people we know and are not close friends.
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
1 Sep
I thought so, because you normally remember things accurately even here . It is great to have this gift because not many can remember .. and
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@LadyDuck (157149)
• Switzerland
1 Sep
@kiran8 I know, my Mother is like me, she is 94 but she remembers everything.
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
1 Sep
@LadyDuck Thats great, my mother is nearing 90 and in good health and she too is very good with her memory, the only problem is her hearing. We have had many amusing incidents which she takes sportingly ..
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@toniganzon (49922)
• Philippines
1 Sep
I don't manage to remember birthdays and such. I just know my own family's birthdays and of course my close friends.
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
1 Sep
Same here , sometimes I tend to forget even that f I am busy until I see others wishing on FB or Whatsapp
@toniganzon (49922)
• Philippines
2 Sep
@kiran8 I don't like going to Facebook at all. I quite going there 5 years ago and I don't like my friends to greet me on my birthday over Facebook.
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
2 Sep
@toniganzon I can understand that , because it is a circus with everyone wishing ,liking and posting pictures on a daily basis. I use it sparingly and have not revealed my own birthday ..
@spaceseed (2893)
• India
5 Sep
i am bad in remembering dates. reason behind this is .in my childhood I was always taught that every day is same
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
6 Sep
Did you not celebrate your birthday and your family members'?
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@spaceseed (2893)
• India
7 Sep
@kiran8 I do not celebrate mine, but as my daughter is was born on same day we celebrate her now
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
14 Sep
@spaceseed that's nice , my brother and his son too share the same birthday s ..
@velvet53 (16522)
• Palisade, Colorado
6 Sep
I used to be able to remember things like birthdays, anniversaries and such but not anymore. I have to keep everything on a calendar now or I will forget them. Now I just need to remember where I put the calendar.
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
6 Sep
I have the same problem lol..
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@velvet53 (16522)
• Palisade, Colorado
6 Sep
@kiran8 I sure wish I could remember them. It would be easier than using a calendar.
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@vandana7 (64841)
• India
1 Sep
In general, I remember zodiac signs of people. Like Anna (Lady Duck) is pisces, Pony is Virgo, JJ is Capricornian as is Maluse and Dawny, DE is virgo, DJ is cancer, Coral is Leo, mommaj Taurus, Valerie - Cancer, and Hatley Scorpio...I zero in on dates too at times...sometimes I get them wrong...but I used to remember almost 30 odd...at a stretch..nowadays memory is failing me. Other days, anniversaries etc., no...I don't remember them. :(
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
2 Sep
That's brilliant , it is utilising your mental faculties to the maximum. I feel it is something you are born with and develop over time . My brother is the same , he never forget a face or a name , even if he has met them just once. He surprises me all the time .
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@vandana7 (64841)
• India
2 Sep
@kiran8 .. This month September 7th is the birthday of Pony ji (TheHorse)...if you want to wish him. His birthday is easy to remember. One day before is mother mary's feast which we used to celebrate in hostels.
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@sol_cee (15429)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
14 Sep
That's the first thing I do when I wake up in the morning - look at the calendar and think who among my family/friends/relatives/colleagues celebrate their birthday. ;)
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
14 Sep
Very thoughtful of you. ..I think I am.going yo do that - make a chart with all the important days written on it and hang it on the door ..
@Kahl39 (1226)
• Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
13 Sep
I do remember all important dates easily. Maybe gifted in this way. But to make sure I won't forget I set reminders on my phone. Phones these days have this feature to help you remember important dates. Like you, I also remember important dates for my immediate family.
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
13 Sep
That is nice that you remember without having to be reminded ..With all the reminders and features I still manage to over look some important days , can be quite embarrassing
@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
12 Sep
Some I have written down as I am a forgetful person. Most I can remember.
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
13 Sep
Yes same here , I have written down ...
@kepweng (14655)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
11 Sep
im not celebrating my birthday due to financial reason
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
14 Sep
Don't worry miss K , we will celebrate it here mylot ..what date and month is it ?
@Platespinner (16492)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 Sep
I remember birthday's of immediate family members, but without Facebook to nudge me I would not likely remember any others consistently.
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
2 Sep
You are like me, ..need assistance from other sources. In my case my daughters send a message 'mamma it is so and sos Birthday tomorrow, don't forget to wish and of course the Facebook and WhatsApp
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@Prshnth (945)
• Bangalore, India
1 Sep
I normally remember them..rarely I forget them...
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
1 Sep
That's really good , in fact I was reading somewhere that a good memory helps in other matters as well
@Sreekala (22879)
• India
1 Sep
I am a person who is very particular on remembering birthday and anniversaries of the people in my life. I mean, once any one told me about any special day then I save the same in my brain. However, recently I am not that much perfect. Even I know the date, I can remember the day before, but I may forget the same in morning and remember in later time in the day.
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
1 Sep
@Sreekala that is really great , if you can remember it without being told by someone else. I am now making a note of all the Birthdays and other occasions so that I don't forget , the problem is I sometimes am so caught up with work , I forget to check my diary
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@responsiveme (16113)
• India
14 Sep
I am good at remembering but have on occasion forgotten when things were too hectic. But even when I forget there is a somewhat niggling feeling that comes to mind on that day