I turned 32 today. 8th of October. I already outgrown having birthday parties, not that I always have one every year because I seldom do and often times don’t, but birthday parties just don’t matter so much anymore. I have been thru a lot over the years. I had a birthday with a party,I had lots of it without. I had my birthday with my family and I had a birthday when I wasn’t with them. I had birthday when I was single, married, separated, annulled and having one now…married. I had a birthday while taking college exams and had one while I have to work full shifts. What’s common for sure, it just keeps adding a year to my age. According to KC Conception on a shampoo commercial, “Age is a number and young is an attitude”. For me, I may get older on this same date every year but I know that deep inside, I will always be young at heart.
Thirty-two, 32 , XXXII , trienta y dos!. At this point I feel semi-contented and partly complete. It doesn’t mean I have to stop living because aside from change, the only thing constant in this world is purpose. Why semi and partly? So that I have a lot more room for improvement. Every day will always be for something or for someone. Everyday, shall live like it would be the last. Quality of Life is what matters to me now. The kind of life I would be living for myself, my children, my husband, my mom, my family and relatives. It’s the kind of life that I can share to people around me. One may ask, how would I define quality of life?
To be effortlessly happy will define quality of life. I don’t wish to be ultra rich like Bill Gates or Oprah. As they said “with great power comes great responsibility” and as to financial aspect I see it as if I am rich and earns much then I will be paying as much too or even more. To be able to provide the necessity and little luxury at my pace without pressure is a quality of life. To be approachable to anyone in my circle means I carry a personality in a good way is a quality of life. To be trusted,accepted,respected,honored and loved by the people who I cared for means having a healthy relationship. To succeed in my own little way with out having to step on others along the way and not to hurt others as much as I can is indeed a quality of life. To be healthy – emotionally, physically, mentally will allow me to do anything I want. To learn what I need to master. To dream and work for whatever I want to achieved. To be able to hand out and give what I will be accepting and receiving. To be able to forgive and forget and ask for forgiveness. To function and be worthy.……. and to be healthy enough to do all this. To have a strong relationship to God and be blessed. It is the quality of Life.
Today, I can tell myself…. so far so good. Keep on searching, keep moving. Continue to be positively motivated and positively charged. I may still need to polish the shiny spots and brushed more on the dull side but so far…so good! What I wish for? To become a better woman -wife,mother,daughter,family member,a friend….a person in general. To be more spiritual , to stay healthy as possible and to be hungry for more learning. My resolution – I would seriously have to start walking/running and develop a regular habit out of it. As this day is just starting…I can feel a happy birthday!!
And to my fellow bloggers and non bloggers who celebrates birthday today. Happy Happy birthday to you guys!