Thursday, March 15, 2012

I am 32 plus

My Birthday Cake
My birthdays used to be a very insignificant days. Let alone celebrating, I would not even remember it correctly. Unless I have a business to fill up my official forms, my birthdays would just remain there on the calendar and would pass like any other day without even being noticed. 

It went unheard and unnoticed, because I come from a place and a family, where birthday celebrations are not very widespread. The idea and the culture of celebrating birthday being relatively foreign, I have NO or very LESS incentive to get excited and elated on my –so called birthdays. 

But this years’ is a different story. With my friends from Ahmadabad, who value their birthdays over and above any other important days, it appeared thousand percent unlikely that my birthday would pass unnoticed this year. As we marched in to March month, I could finally sense my birthday excitement level growing within me as well. 

Finally on 13th March, it was my birthday. I called off a day from my college. It was self-declared holiday for me and my three friends. 

They took me to a place from where Gandhiji advocated doctrine of non violence. They gave me a gift which I had in my wishlist and a card that read, 

7 things for a Happy Birthday. 

7. HOPE that makes you believe and do the impossible 

6. DESIRE, that makes you want despite all odds 

5. PATIENCE, that never allows you to give up 

4. FAITH that makes you trust the calling of your heart 

3. TRUST, that makes you rely on your own unseen powers 

2. DETERMINATION, which keeps going in the journey of fulfillment 

1. UNDERSTANDING, that you have everything that makes a winner. 

I was overwhelmed by the plans and gifts my friends had for me. We lunched in one of the best restaurant and went for a movie which featured my favorite actress. It was by far the most memorable day of my life. I couldn’t thank my friends in words. 

When the dusk fell, we called off the day. That evening, I went to bed thinking, as to why my daughters are so much fond of celebrating their birthdays or attending others birthdays.

(I Would like to thank all my friends both near and far who wished me on facebook) 

2 comments:

  1. Kuenzang Thinley!!! I loved ur blog..and you dont need to thank us, its our duty as friends to see to it that you celebrate the day you were born!!!

    WE had a great time planning things for you and making you feel special-"king of the day"

    Hope you be happy always :-)

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  2. Hmm..now i am confused about the names. By the way, glad that you had wonderful day. Do update us constantly.:)

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