I am jealous of bloggers who blog about how wonderful their lives are and how everything seems to be sunny and bright. I get addicted reading their posts because their posts make me smile and their anecdotes inspire me. But I then realized that it is not their lives which seem to be picture-perfect but how they see things. Their positive outlook and how they describe their experiences in their posts affects how others see them. Most people complain and whine and a few celebrate the ups and downs. That makes the difference. And now that I have turned a year older, I plan to celebrate life as it is – a gift from God.
13th May, 2 am. – It was all foggy during our trip from Abu Dhabi to Dubai. We were driving slow and I thought to myself, with 80km/hr speed, how the heck are we supposed to reach home early for me to get enough sleep? And why is it so foggy in the middle of the desert??? What a way to start my birthday! After a grueling 30 minutes or so, the air began to clear and we were in Dubai. I could have complained all the way through but then I realized the peril of driving through an almost no-visibility road. I was just glad we made it through.
Lesson: When going through rough roads, there is only one person to trust, God. He will lead the way for you and let you celebrate second chances.
13th May, 7 pm at Asha’s at Mall of the Emirates– For the past 4 years, I have celebrated my birthdays with a large group of friends. So having dinner with my family was something different. There was no cake and no surprises. Although I missed my friends, I am thankful of having an intimate time with my family. And I get to sleep early. 🙂 But shoutout to my friends: I missed you!
By the way, do you know that you are not allowed to have a stolen photo taken in front of the LV store even though you are the focus of the photo?
Lesson: It doesn’t matter if you have a large and fun party or just a quiet dinner, what is important is that you celebrate with the people you love. Every year that is added to my life, every birthday will always be the best. So I am looking forward to getting older and celebrating another good one.
To Arish and Khloe, thanks for my this the best birthday ever. (I think I said that last year. ;))