In less than 30 days, I will be officially a year older; hopefully a year wiser and happier.
Every single day, I am grateful for everything.
I guess happiness and fulfillment do not come from the parties we have, but on how we share our moments with our love ones and how we inspire them and others.
This year, I thought of celebrating my day by putting more MEANING into it. However, since I’ll be working 5 days straight on the week of my birthdate, and on THE DAY itself, I’m skeptical if I can still push through with my plan. Don’t you wish your birthday falls on a holiday? Nevertheless, I still want to make this year a different one. Is this a sign of maturity, literally? 😀
Anyway, before I turn thirty three on the eighteenth of next month, I am sharing with you what I had last year.
I went to work as usual that day, but because I was on a budget and got nothing to treat my colleagues at work, I just bought some pastries from Le Couer de France on way to work and gave it to the staff. I was surprised to see that my coordinator came to office that day earlier than expected just to set up a powerpoint slide on our LCD projector screen with birthday greetings for me. That was sweet. 😀
Then at the table were our office T-shirt, and the biggest birthday greeting card I have ever received in my entire existence. The card which I am keeping until now contained well wishes of my colleagues and my bosses. That was sweeter! 😀
The day went on with my usual lectures on Medical-Surgical topics but as I call for a lunch break, two of our nurse-reviewees then reported back to class late. I was clueless that they were caught in traffic or something on way back to the center after they had purchased a cake for me.
Then after my lecture ended in the late afternoon, the entire office staff and our bosses came in with another chocolate cake, pancit, tubs of ice cream and cold soft drinks. What a way to end a tiring day! C’mmon, not everbody is valued at their office but in ours, everyone is regarded as special – not only on birthdays but on a daily basis.
My birthday last year did not end without celebrating it with the people I love dearest; who else but Tina and Gabby. I met them in TriNoma mall early evening to have dinner after my long day at work. We were with our two friends, Rob and LG who dined with us in T.G.I.Fridays…
Sans party treat and other expenses, don’t you wish everyday is your birthday?
How do you celebrate your birthday?