Back in 2013, October 27 to be exact, I made a blog post saying thank you for all the blessings God gave me the past years of my life. It remained my most read post until now. I am just grateful for all those blogger friends who read, liked and posted comments on that post. It is nice to be remembered too because it was your birthday. I am also grateful for all those times other bloggers paid a visit to my humble blog, thank you.
Birthdays are special, don’t you think? You remember and celebrate the day you came into this world and saw the light of day. You celebrate with your family and friends no matter how simple the celebration is. You remember fond memories of earlier and other birthdays in your life. I turned sixty last October 27, 2017 finally becoming and officially being called a senior citizen. I need not blog about the perks we have as seniors here because I wrote about them earlier on if I remember. It’s nice to be called a senior in almost all business establishments that you go to. The downside of it is that these are those times when you also feel those aches and pains of getting older. The plus side of course is you get to be a lot wiser too ( I suppose). You also enjoy the gift of family and grand kids if you have some. We were blessed with Nate one November morning four years ago. He is growing up to be a very smart kid.
By the way, I’d like to greet a good friend here, Pete Johnson who has followed me for a couple of years I guess. He never fails to appreciate and comment on almost all of my posts since then. It is his birthday today, this blog post is also for him. You can find his blog aptly called beetleypete here. He has a sizable number of followers and often blog about his dog Ollie. I am sure you would also enjoy reading his posts. If you are reading this Pete, I’d like to wish you a “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”. Go easy on the sweets though, we are not getting any younger.
It’s another year to be thankful for.
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Posted in birthdays, family life, journeys, photography, tagged birthdays, family life, fun birthday, journeys, life, photography, turning 60 on October 30, 2016|
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Where has October gone? I must admit it was a little uneventful except of course celebrating my birthday a few days ago. It was a simple gathering of family and close friends but it was fun. No birthday of course is complete without all these pictures. Nissa actually took several shots, she was our photographer of the day but uploading them all here is a bit impractical. Nate enjoyed our simple celebration at home playing with my friends and showing off. We all laughed when he finished those plates of spaghetti ignoring the other viands served on the table. He enjoyed blowing the little candle on the tiny birthday cake which Josef bought for me. It is always fun when you are with friends and family.
Does life really begins at sixty? The past days, I thought of how it is any different from when I was 40 or when I turned 59. Maybe, it is really not in the number of years that life matters. It’s how one looks at it , it’s how one thinks that the added years somehow make one grow and gets wiser. The comfort of knowing that one is blessed and loved, the days spent with family and friends knowing that they are always there through thick and thin, the happy moments of endless sharing….what bliss!
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Posted in journeys, life, silence speaks, tagged being a senior citizen, birthdays, journeys, life, reflections, silence speaks, thoughts, turning sixty on October 26, 2016|
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I am turning
59, 60, 61 tomorrow….finally. I do remember that when I turned 59 last year, I counted how many months and days more before I become a senior citizen. Yes, wear your badge proudly. I will in a few days when I get my SC card.
A friend told me once that celebrating a birthday is actually counting the start of another year in your life so instead of greeting me happy birthday, he says, happy new year. It makes sense because you look forward to another lovely and blessed year. One gets a little sentimental, one gets a little teary-eyed remembering the early years but then, that’s what birthdays are for – reminiscing and giving thanks to God.
When I was a little younger (think high school) it was not polite to ask the age of a woman and some would not clearly admit how old they were. Maybe time has changed because nowadays, “manangs ” are proud to stay at the priority lanes in supermarkets, drug stores and other business establishments, they get to see free movies, discounts in travels and hotels – the perks of being a senior citizen 🙂
One grows old and acquire wisdom with age. Fancy a grandma still blogging at the ripe age of sixty…haha! Kidding aside, I guess our past experiences in life give our blog posts that rich flavor. My goodness, what am I saying here. Sharing, meeting new friends, seeing how the other half lives, exploring places you’ve never seen before and yes touching lives in your own little way.
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