Tuesday, July 20, 2010


"I walk not because I cannot run.
I laugh not because there are no pain.
I keep going not because my will is strong.
I am learning. To be Thankful. Especially this day.

It's not just the moments. It's the whole of life.

Philippians 4:8 - 20 July 2010"

When I was younger, I only wanted to live up to 60. And that, would make this day my half way mark.

Being thirty.

Its just a number, some would say. But it is really, just a number? Perhaps not. It's a number to remind me that 30 years have gone by --- and it has been quite a ride. Let's hope that the next 30 would continue to be quite a ride, better than the first half. Because I am now, older...hopefully a little wiser, to make decisions for a life that matters.

So here's a toast to the ONE who decided to bring me to life and sustain me as long as I still breathe --- Jesus Christ. You gave me a 'perfect' family...perfect for me despite the early years. I remembered I once prayed, rather innocently then, that I want to give You my best years. We are all, at some points, oblivious to what we are praying for, don't we? :) But..it's been wonderful and I wouldn't have it any other ways. 11 years and counting..

And how can I come so far without those who have journeyed with me at different phases --- F.R.I.E.N.D.S --- Thank You for coming alongside me, accepted me for my quirkiness and made my paths more colourful. Thank You for allowing to make mistakes and still, believing in the little good I might still have despite all the flaws you've seen. Life will always be challenging but you, friends, made it so much more bearable.

I hope when I'm gone, I can leave this world a better place then when i first found it.

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you"
-Phil 4:8


kakikopi said...

happy birthday joanne :)
can't believe you're 30 (???)
you are still very, very youthful :)

enn@j said...

thanks kakikopi ;)
u mean very very lame and as my housemates would tell me, please grow up!