On this day, God has granted me another year. As I turn to a new chapter, I want to look back and convey all the emotions that I have before this day ends.
With all honesty, before this day I really don’t feel excited at all for “my” day. I don’t know why because commonly I become so eager for this day to come. I do have plans especially for my family and of course in my workplace. I don’t expect anything to happen because I don’t want to be disappointed.
This day has come and the plan has been set in motion. I already prepared for the mini gathering in our office. Of course, before leaving our home I’m already greeted by everyone. Well appreciated because they are so happy for me.
On our office, the moment I came someone greeted me and it shock me because they hid before doing so. Next thing is, almost everyone in the office greeted me and the one that made me surprised is when someone that I’m not really that close before gave me a simple letter that has the wordings “Happy Birthday J”. I was also greeted by our bosses, which makes me feel happy.
Around 9:00 am, we do have a gathering in our parking area. It just so happened that I’m one of the facilitators. They greeted me enthusiastically and even did a surprise wherein they have a cake (my favorite one) and a card that contains their birthday messages. Actually, I really don’t know how to react on that especially on the effort of my teammates. It was just like “Is this really happening?” Of course, after they sang the birthday song, we proceeded in our program. Afterwards, we do have some mini gathering wherein we ate spaghetti and pizza! I was moved and touched how much happiness they have given me on this day. It is more than any material things that I have received on this day. I never thought that I would be able to bond with all of them, the moment that there is no pretentions, hard feelings, and other negative thinking. We only have LOVE and GOOD VIBES!
As for the whole, I thank every people in my life; those who just passed by and to those who stays. For every challenges that is being thrown at me, for every trials and everything that had happened. I might not be perfect and have my own flaws but I will always be stubborn on standing up and keep on moving forward. I might lose somethings as I move to another chapter of my life but I do believe in God that he would replace it with something BETTER!
And TODAY, CHAPTER 23 begins!