*Another rant post of mine* (Well, actually, all are rant posts)
I was so touched by her gesture yesterday. I know we’re all busy and everything, but she made an effort to drop by my house and give me a gift for my birthday. Unfortunately, I was not home when she came there. But my brother told me that she dropped by and left me a milk tea (which I totally love), a rose, and a letter. Actually, I did not expect to receive anything from my college friends because I know we’re all broke (for the mean time, cause we’re still fresh grads and unemployed). And still, she surprised me. I appreciated her simple gifts and will definitely treasure it. Her letter was funny too, I was smiling the whole time I was reading it. Then, I called her yesterday to bombard her with all the Thank You’s I can give.
She’s a high school friend of mine. She’s one of those friends that even if you don’t see her for a long time, she’s someone who never forgets. I got a text from her 3 days before my birthday. She was all worried and greeted me in advance because she was afraid she might forget it since she’s busy preparing for her Board Exam. She’s funny though and I love this friend of mine because she greeted me each day until today. She does not know how she added up to my happiness level today.
Haha. Boring post is boring. This is my blog anyway. So, there it goes.
My birthday this year has been a break from all the rainy birthdays I had from the past years. I am totally happy that my wish to celebrate it on a sunny day came true. Not only that, I was able to spend my special day with my family.
I’m not like the type who is always able to celebrate birthdays with big parties and alike. I don’t even receive expensive gifts anymore. I guess, as I get older, I get to realize simple things in life that I have yet to appreciate.
I feel contented and happy by the fact that: 1) I did not celebrate my birthday alone, 2) It’s not rainy/stormy, 3) My friends didn’t forget to greet me, 4) My mum cooked for me, 5) Chocolates, and 6) Fangirling.
Totally simple but happy day for me. 🙂 For 21 years of my existence.
It’s mid-September. During the 27th of September, I celebrate my birthday. So, it’s just 10 days to go before I turn 21. Really, I feel like nothing’s changed yet.
Pretty boring start. Haha. But I just want to share something on how I celebrate my birthday each year. Every year, I have to endure the fact that when I celebrate my birthday, it has always have to be spent with storms or typhoons. I’m just lucky if there will ever be a year when I don’t spend it that way.
Anyways, my birthday last year was the only time I spent it alone. Literally alone. I was at my home and classes were suspended. The wind outside was so strong, anyone is afraid to get out, because we’re all thinking that something might fly across and get injured. Totally terrifying experience. Also, the electricity was out at that day. Way way good to spend my birthday. It’s really lonely to know that you’re alone.
But, just like what people say, we always have to find the goodness in the things that are occurring around us. I have to agree with that because then I realized how I am still lucky. I was lucky that my friends remembered to greet me that day even though it’s disaster outdoors. I am just so thankful as well because everyone I love were safe at that day and they were not affected by the typhoon.
I guess it just really depends on what is our outlook in life, on how we look at things. Definitely, if we want to see the positive side of every situation, we’ll be able to appreciate and just be happy with the things that we’ve got.