Monday, June 15, 2009

I Am 48


I am 48. Today is my birthday.

As it is, I want to keep a low profile.

But early in the morning, as I entered the office, my good friend readily shook my hand and wished me happy birthday. I was really touched. Personal greeting like that always brought me great joy and I really appreciated what he had done. I thanked him, but asked him to keep quiet about it.

I did my work as usual, making sure that everything was done tidily and accomplished in time. I enjoyed my quiet solitude. I was like someone knowing something really nice and trying to keep quiet about it. I had to pretend and hid my smile and laughter away.

Imagine, I am 48 and successful in life. I own a decent home, and a supportive and loving family, always living in harmony and peace, and always stay united and strong. And I have a great career and a good earning, and I really enjoy my work and my workplace. And I enjoy my small town and my neighborhood. And I enjoy the grace and mercy of God in everyday life. It is just wonderful and nice.

I was informed later that there would be a meeting at 11.30 a.m. To my surprise, we had a birthday gathering for me. My friend smiled at me and told me that birthday is to be celebrated. I thanked him for organizing the gathering. It did help in fostering ties and cooperation among us.

Later in the evening, we had a family feast, a happy moment when we savored all the nice food and drink. Stories and jokes were in the air and everyone was filled and satisfied.

Yeah, I am 48 and I have great family and friends. And I am really happy and satisfied with God's guidance in my life.

Given another 48. Will I be happy and satisfied? Sure! Why not?

13 comments:

Salute said...

Happy Birthday!!!

vhingF said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR!..

Wishing you to have more birthdays to come until 120 years old to share more your knowledge and inspiring words on the way to courageous life to become successful someday like you.

Sweet Girl said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!1

Have a long life.

Lulu said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Lainy said...

Happy Birthday!

Whatever it is that you are wishing for, you are wished all that and a whole lot more!

May God bless you more and more!

kruel74 said...

Happy belated birthday!!! and here's to many more

Vlad said...

Happy birthday!
May you continue be happy in your life.

Cheers!

Mom said...

Happy Birthday a day late...

PJ said...

i'm sorry i missed this post. i hope you had a happy happy birthday.

MsRay said...

Belated birthday greetings!

ROSILIE said...

Happy happy birthday! best wishes.

suwari said...

Happy Birthday. Sorry I missed this post.

yeokeehui@gmail.com said...

Many thanks to all the bloggers out there. May God gives us a better day.