I believe that this is, by far, one of the most emotional birthdays I ever had. We (men) don’t really want to be too emotional, most especially if it’s your birthday. We want to play it cool and relaxed. But somehow, even yesterday, I was already starting to feel it.
Maybe it’s because I only have one year left and still be true when I say I’m in my late 20s. Hehe. I don’t really celebrate during my birthday. I just want to keep it simple and be with people close to me, like my family. I can’t recall when was the last time that I actually had a big party and celebrated with lots of people.
But while praying this morning, I just realize that indeed, there is reason to rejoice and celebrate! There is reason to celebrate because life was given. In the goodness of our God and his graciousness, he chose to create us and give us life. And that life should be spent in a wonderful relationship with the one who controls the heavens and the earth. I was personally reminded that it’s really a joy to be given another year in life – another year to experience God’s goodness, another year to see his work in people and another year to encounter his grace and mercies daily.
I’m thankful I have another year to spend before my age starts with the number three. Hehe. I guess, I’m mainly being emotional because I’m really just praying and desiring that I would always walk closely with God and do what He wants me to do.
Success as I would define it is being able to faithful do what the Lord has called you to do. If I can have any birthday wish, I would want that kind of a success.
Thank you to all who greeted me today! Most especially to my mom and dad, for giving me a letter to remind me that I am loved and cared for. May God bless everyone and a double-thumbs-up-selfie for you guys. Haha!