This photo was taken from my birthday celebration last year.
Exactly two months from now, I will be celebrating my 26th birthday. I’m excited and happy while looking forward for this celebration. I mean, not all people are given the chance to celebrate birthdays (e.g. people who passed away).
Birthdays are one of the most anticipated celebrations of a person. It can be simple or extravagant. Whatever the celebrant wants he/she can have it his/her way. Some, don’t celebrate it, but surprises come their way. Family and friends of the celebrant plan the celebration without the consent of the celebrant.
This year my birthday celebration will be simple. We are just planning to have an overnight stay at the beach, since it is summer. I’m with my family and close relatives. I’m officially a “matured” woman, not just by age but by mind and heart.
Let us also be reminded that we should be thankful for the gifts we receive on our special day, small or big, cheap or expensive, wrapped or unwrapped. The greatest gift we receive is the Gift of Life given by our Creator, the Almighty God.
“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” – Voltaire
“Don’t just count your years, make your years count.” – George Meredith
“Age is just a number.”