Becoming old is a weird thing. Small you want to grow up as fast as you can, to add up the years plus the months in order to update your age day by day. Later it's different, you are in your twenties, your thirties, your forties, you get the point. I don't know if what changes it the perception of time or the feeling that things can't be done easily as before but there is a sadness factor.
Once this tiny depression time is passed it's always a pleasure to get wishes from family and friends. The "Facebook-internet-reminder-kind-of" wishes may seem to be to easy to obtain and to give but they are all important to me. You know that someone did think of you and it makes me travelling. Yes there are no stamps on the messages but you know where your friends are when they wrote to you, the language they use. The different time zones gives you this continuous stream of wishes along your day, pretty cool :-)