I just turned 29 years old ten days ago. Since I have come this far in life and won over all the petty troubles can I really say that I am mature enough to deal with the coming years of my life? Of course not. I am still immature to think that I can avoid my future mistakes, cheat my way to success and ignore all the possible hypocrisy this world offers.
But I can say that I am grateful because —
I am alive. I can smile, laugh with my family, friends and to people I have never met before. I can make imperfect decisions and live to pay the consequences for it. Shed tears for the irreplaceable loss, feel bad for the irrevocable damages I have done to people and have the chance to apologize for it. Make cringe-worthy jokes and awkward expressions.
I can go to different places. Meet different people and inspire those who believe that I can’t move mountains. Change the mind of those who don’t believe that the impossible can be possible. Explore the world, regardless of the amount I have in my pockets, and I am filled with gratitude for those who helped and walked with me till every step of every quarter in this life.
I still have a job I wallow in. I get to meet with nurses who share the same passion that I have. Share the best and worst experiences to help them stand up for themselves and to their profession and co-workers. Support those who feel hopeless and make them realize that their mistakes are all worth the risks, and to always have the courage to believe in their skills and capabilities.
A family who taught me how it feels to be young (I’m not too old though lol!)
again. Laugh my heart out and talk about non-sense stories till you get tired.
Assist and touch the heart of a lot of patients. Witness the genesis of every human being and grieve with families who bid farewell to their loved ones.
Friends, I can call family. Brothers and sisters who are always there for me and assures me that everything will be fine and just laugh it off regardless of the severity of the situation.
I am healthy, I have the capacity to take care of myself and be fit. Eat food that will help my body to achieve my dreams and aspirations whenever and wherever.
I have a family who always supports me. Parents who I can go to despite the distances and the healing relationships. Sisters who trust me and appreciates my strengths and weakness. A family I can call home.
A partner who loves me and takes care of me. Someone who makes sure I am happy and never heartbroken. A man who has made me realize that there’s more to life than adversities and impossibilities. A super sensitive man with a big and thankful heart. And I am more than fortunate to get the chance to one day spend a lifetime with this man.
A God who treasures me, and uses people to bring me closer to Him and understand His will into my life. A God who makes sure that I am safe wherever and whenever. A God who makes sure that I should have a forgiving heart. A loving God who will take me to places I have never been. Someone I could trust my life with both eyes closed. A God who made me meet people I can share His word and laughter with; to be bolder and stronger in my faith. He is Jesus Christ. To Him I give all the glory and blessing He deserves.