The weather was bad. The lightnings that occasionally appeared upon the dark sky while we were taking off send shivers to my spine. Will I say goodbye on my birthday?
Fortunately, I didn’t. Anyway, flight was a little over three hours and I had some time to think about my life and things that I’ve always been blessed with.
They said 33 is the happiest age. That, I will have to find out. I can’t say it more but I am always grateful that life has been easy for me. I am not sure if it’s just really easy or it is because I was blessed to have a mind-set that I can get through with anything the world has in store for me, be it good or challenging things. Maybe, both?
I am blessed to have strong faith that everything will be, in time, okay. Despite hardships, I know that I will be stronger after all these.
I am blessed to have a supportive family. I wouldn’t know what to do if I’d lose them. They are may core and center. I am sane (most of the them) because of them.
I am blessed to have good friends whom I can be myself with. No pretence, no masks. They love me for what and who I am despite our differences and needless to say, my crazy tendencies.
I am blessed to have a job that provides me with good income and at the same time, an opportunity to help and be part of other people’s family. I’ve always loved kids and I was given a chance to work with them in this current post that I am handling.
I am blessed that I am fit and healthy enough to enjoy the things that I love doing. Be it running, yoga, pole or trekking.
I am blessed that I’ve always had enough.
I am blessed that despite not having a boyfriend, husband or my own children, I still have platonic boy-friends, and kids that I can hug and carry and at the same time, help.
And with that, I thank God! I will try to keep on living the way You, my country, my family and friends will be proud of…Always.
Age 33: bring it on!