24 and what I’m thankful for

I thought my birthday wouldn’t be as special as I presumed it would be. With the current situation of the world battling against covid-19, plus the restrictions of quarantine, I didn’t expect much.

Or maybe I was already feeling so grateful that I couldn’t ask for more.

I am thankful for the gift of life.

There are days when I am as lazy as a pig and just spend my time in the couch like a huge potato. There are also days when I’m as active as an athlete who’s willing to run miles in one go. I’m thankful I get to experience both the runs and walks of life — to be able to push through my highs, and feel the demands of my lows.

I am thankful for my family.

My family’s the line to my kite. Without them, I could never soar high with my feet well grounded. For reminding me that I can dream big with humility and kindness, I am more than grateful.

I am thankful for the gift of love.

It’s not every day you meet someone who’ll make you feel like you are their own greatest gift. To have met someone who cherishes me as my family does, makes me more secure and whole.

I am thankful for my friends.

For all the laughters and shared pains, I wouldn’t have gone through my days without them. I live for the jokes and the cries — those memorable rollercoaster drops and highs that I look forward to each passing day.

I am thankful for the passion in writing.

I am thankful for the good stories and ideas that just spring out of nowhere; and for being able to recognize them when they show up. To have my own universe inside my head — a vast imagination that preceded every beautiful creation.

I am thankful for the opportunities that knock on my door.

And I am thankful for the urge inside me to open the door when certain opportunities knock — a whole new world inviting me in, a whole new adventure that awaits my presence.

I am thankful to God.

My beliefs are what shaped me into who I am today. And without God, I wouldn’t have reached the age of twenty-four. This life I have lived and will continue to live — I owe it all to Him. I couldn’t ask for more. I’m just thankful that I am blessed.

Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.


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