The Sunday Currently, Vol. 18: My 39th birthday

reading the birthday greetings I received through Facebook. I know that many of these well-wishers may not really know that it was my birthday yesterday until they saw the notification on Facebook. Regardless, I appreciate them taking the time to write me a short note and even ask how I’ve been, especially that my wall is on private mode. That is, no one can post anything on my wall without my approval, so that makes it a little bothersome for them to go to Messages or find an appropriate post where they could leave their messages in the comments field.

writing down things that I need to do this coming week. Well, okay, I’m really trying to set new goals, but it looks like they would have to wait until I get some sleep.

listening to what my heart is saying. And you know what, it’s telling me that I am happy. Who says an adult can no longer spend her birthday at TimeZone with both her young kids and adult friends and relatives? You have no idea how much fun we had! My youngest guest was an 8-month old baby girl and a 65-year old grandpa.

thinking about all the things that happened yesterday and today, and even the past few weeks. I just realized that this was the longest birthday celebration I’ve ever had, considering it started when I went to Singapore.

wishing my parents were still alive and my husband’s home to celebrate my birthday with our whole family. I’m glad my über busy eldest brother came to have dinner with us last night though and my sister in the US took the time to greet me also via FaceTime yesterday morning.

hoping to have a more productive and blessed year ahead

loving the fact that I was actually able to celebrate my birthday with nearly everyone dear to me albeit at different times. I guess that’s the perk that comes with long celebrations.

wanting to buy a birthday cake. Seriously, I didn’t have a cake and I’m craving for one. My youngest daughter made me a mug, er, bowl cake, but it’s not something that I could really share, sadly. I wanted one that has a candle on top and big enough to share with just about everyone who came to be with me on my birthday dinner last night and this evening too.

needing to sleep, seriously. I’d like to be able to rest well as a birthday treat to myself. Is that too much to ask?

feeling tired but happy. It has been a long day – attending a church service at noon, having a late lunch with the family, then meeting friends at the mall for a get together and an hour of games at TimeZone, and finally, a simple dinner at home.

praying that I would be a better wife, mom, sister, daughter-in-law, friend, teacher, writer, etc. each day. I pray that I would touch more lives in a very positive way and be an inspiration, a good role model of being a woman of faith, especially to my kids.

grateful for the people in my life, especially my family and friends, and for all the other blessings I receive everyday. And, yes, that includes all the freebies I’ve been getting from various enterprises of which I am a member/card holder, such as TimeZone, Shakey’s, Starbucks, etc. ❤

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