I just ushered myself into another year of wisdom and beauty. (You are still welcome to sing the birthday song to me today!)
This birthday month has been so good to me because I was being celebrated, loved, and pampered by my beloved family and my closest friends.
To be honest and to those who knows me very well, I am a social butterfly and I thrive on solid friendships. Friends especially those whom you can chat all day and all night long with, are priceless gems to me. And this includes my very own husband who became my best friend on the internet before the days of courtship.
My heart is so full right now.
I might need to do a heart enlargement surgery to contain all the joy and blessings bestowed on me this month.
This might sound like a bragging post but I plead you not to take it this way. I am sincerely trying to document the joy of my birthday month, and in any way, I am extremely grateful.
There are no better words to describe how I am feeling at this very moment – just the state of heartfelt gratitude.
I am thankful for the little trip to my all-time favorite Famous Dave’s BBQ (which is 45 minutes away from home) with my family.
I am thankful for the romantic date night to a fine dining restaurant with my husband.
I am thankful for the surprise on my doorstep with the sweetness of cheesecakes brought to me by my two mama besties.
I am thankful for the delicious pound cake baked by my mother-in-love which is dairy and nut-free.
I am thankful for the girls night out with my sisters-in-Christ to a dessert bar.
I am thankful for the girls day out with my two mama besties to do lunch, dessert, and shopping kid-free.
I am thankful for the wishes that flew in via social media, text messages, and phone calls.
I am thankful to be alive and to be able to celebrate the fact that I am another year older.
I am thankful.
I have no idea what is next in my life. I do not know where life will take me to. I do not know what the future holds.
But somehow, I am learning to be thankful and to be content at where I am.
I celebrate the fact that I am who I am, because that is how God has created me to be.
I celebrate the fact that my Creator has blessed me so much and there should not be any discontentment displayed even though I behave like an entitled spoiled brat.
I celebrate the fact that I can love on others as Jesus has first loved me.
I celebrate the fact that I can celebrate with others.
I celebrate the fact that I can live to share many with others.
There is so much to be celebrated and there is so so much to be thankful for.
Here I am, to remind myself and to encourage others, thankfulness is a choice and it takes courage to choose that.