Birthday Reflections and Thoughts...

It's gonna be a blessed birthday for me.... - I am so happy today because even if my birthday is yet tomorrow, I already received a lot of greetings, messages and gifts from people who care...my family, former students, present student leaders, colleagues, my boss, acquaintances, friends...I feel affirmed and loved with this outpouring of well-wishers dropping by to greet me and wish me well...
@psyche49f (2511)
Philippines
August 10, 2007 9:03am CST
I have gone this far in my life...and as I look back, I reminisce the time when I was young, then when I was in college, I played volleyball as my sports....I thought that amidst my youth that I was invincible...as I celebrate my birthday tomorrow, I realize that I was then wrong...with some health problems which are very real, I had to slow down and discipline myself--food, activities, avoid stress as much as I can...take good care of my health for the sake of my family and my work and for a lot of people who care. Today is not yet my birthday, and already I received an outpouring of greetings and gifts, most of them so touching, inspiring, affirming ... and I feel loved. How could have I touched so many lives? I even did not notice it, but with over 30-40 messages and greetings from people who care, I feel energized, I feel loved, I feel needed. What more could I ask for? I have a family who loves me and people around me who care....I am counting down on my life, and finally it dawned on me--I have become what I am because of the countless affirmations from people within my immediate circle...on my birthday tomorrow, I can say that the Lord indeed loves me so much for this outpouring of blessings...
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6 responses
• Malaysia
11 Aug 07
happy birthday - happy birthday to you!
happy birthday to you!! wishing you the very best on your birthday and hope that you have a lovely birthday amongst your loved ones! take care and don't forget to make a nice birthday wish!^___^
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@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
11 Aug 07
Yup, I did...thanks for the greeting today....
• Philippines
11 Aug 07
hi! Wish you have a more more birthdays to come... You are really blessed. May the Good Lord continue to shower you His abundant blessings...Life is really wonderful especially when you are surrounded with people whom you cherished and loved...Just be healthy always...Happy birthday...
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@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
11 Aug 07
Thanks for the greeting, and also for the sincere reminder...I am trying to stay as healthy as possible for the sake of my family...cheers!
@paul8675 (750)
• Australia
11 Aug 07
Birthdays can often be one of those bitter sweet things, They can provide with gifts and positive reflections, but they are also a constant reminder of how our body is deteriorating with age.
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@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
11 Aug 07
You're really right! I can feel now that I am not the same again...it's the age of course...thanks for the bitter-sweet reminder my friend...
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
11 Aug 07
First of all a great and wonderful Happy Birthday to you....(((hugs))) It's funny, I never seem to reflect on my life when a birthday rolls around, instead I look forward to a brand new year of my life, a new chapter that begins with my birthday,much in the same way people look forward to a new year on January 1st. Yes, I just might briefly reflect and think where and what I was doing just last year at that time in my life, but that's it. Yes nothing makes a person feel grateful for all those outpourings of greetings and well wishes upon one's birthday--it makes a person truly feel loved.
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@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
11 Aug 07
Great...I'm touched with the sincerity of your response and greetings...thank you...
@joshboz (1214)
• Australia
10 Aug 07
yes you are right there sister. as long as you are a mylotters i guess you will be more loved than ever. i wish you more birthdays to come and we might not be there at your home to give you a warm greeting, ill take it advantage online. i guess birthday is really the day we reflect much of our life. pictures to be taken today again reminds you later on what happens today. foods, smile and laughter is more ccherished for now than ever. that's a birthday supposed to be. but i guess the real essence is to make you discern how may people really cares about you up to this point. i know what you feel and i want to add up your feeling friend so pls. count me in to the many list of people that cares and want you to be happy in very hour of your life. have a gud day!!!!
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@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
11 Aug 07
Friends like you really warm the heart...thanks for making this day (my birthday) special...
@subathra (3519)
• India
12 Aug 07
Happy birthday to you..may god be with you and shower happiness to you for the rest of your life.. Birthday is a special occasion and we feel happy when greeted by our family and friends.Good that you have got some loved people around you who showered with love and wishes and make you feel happy on this great day ! have a wondeful day..