Monday, August 27, 2007

A Birthday Post

I had no intention whatsoever in recognizing that it is my birthday today. I was planning to turn in early since I've got a lot of catching up to do for work (too much holiday-ing here!) and I've been depressed (notice all the video posts I've made the past few days). I have been emo-ing the whole weekend over something (I hope he is perfectly guilty over it!) and I couldn't see myself getting out of the rut. And add the fact that I've ended up brooding about all the mishaps I've been through the past year because the latest mishap triggered it (...I have not been smiling for 3 days!).

I have given up hope and accepted the fact that it was definitely one of the worst years of my life, and thus, a much worse birthday than last year (I was bedridden last year).

But when a friend of mine sent me this message -

We are often distracted by small dot-like disappointments, and we are prone to forget innumerable blessings we received from the Lord. The good things are far more important than the adversities that monopolize our attention. Rather than concentrating the trials of life, we should fix our attention on its blessings.

I felt like somebody whacked me on the head. Really hard. And here are just some of the wonderful blessings that I received in the past 365 days -

And I've got loads of other stuff I wasn't able to put in! I realized that indeed, the good things outweigh the disappointments. But then that's life coz it's the only way you can really appreciate all the good things and all the blessings that you receive.

It's almost 2 a.m. in the morning now and I could say that it's been one of the zaniest and craziest birthdays I've had. I never expected to have a salubong party! And online at that! I was about to prepare this post when I received an invitation for a blogger online conference. I joined in but had to wait to participate coz I was still working, little did I know (I think they didn't know as well) that the online conference would turn out to be an online party! It felt like New Year with the countdown, the booze, the pulutan, yummy food, cake and gifts (where's that fafa guys?). Toasts were made and I got all different kinds of wishes and I promptly cried (and finally broke down after holding it off for 3 days). The best things in life are really stuff that come unexpectedly and in a very simple manner. God always has His surprises after all.

Thank you guys! I'd love to publish the whole conference, but then LOL, madami sa inyo sasabit eh (so whatever it is that happened in the online party, stays there!)! Palagay na lang ulit ng wishes niyo in the comments. (Well I saved the whole thingy! Papabasa ko sa mga magiging apo ko).

Another year in my life, of course it wouldn't have been so blessed without the graces given by God (thank you Papa God), the support of my family (Dad, Mom, Miguel, my Ate and Kuya and the whole Enrile clan!), my best friends who keep me sane (Darwin, Tappy, Anne, and Jay), my friends, my colleagues (from the past and present) and all those who have helped me in the past year, especially the bloggers (mabuhay ang mga bloggers!).

#1 Oh! My birthday is August 28. (I forgot I registered my account in the US that's why the date is August 27).
#2 Thank you very much for all the greetings! Warm, fuzzy feeling :)