When you reach the age of 40, you have a different view on the important aspects in your life. Well, that is very true, at least for me.
Many of us no longer chase the famous 5Cs (car, cash, credit car, condo and career). Some of us start to realise that we are not always on our tip-top condition, as lately we start to wake up with a backache, a headache and similar other aches :-P
We also start to receive sad news of the passing of our old school friends. "Eh...I thought we are still young, and supposedly healthy?" I said to myself. Whenever our phone rang in the middle of the nights, i started to get panic attack. What if it were a call from friends or family, informing us of terrible news? I still remember vividly the time i hung on to the phone, sobbing uncontrollably, when my cousin back in Indonesia told me the news of my dad's passing.
Nowadays we make sure we celebrate the birthday of our family, no matter how modest it is. Birthday celebration is the perfect time to express our gratitude to the Lord of what we have been blessed with so far. The ability to still be together, happy and healthy, celebrating our birthday brings a sense of humility. We do not know whether we will still be able to do this again next year, the following year and the years to come.
So here is to you.
Happy Birthday to the man in the house. May you be blessed with good life, happiness, and success. Love you to the moon and back :)