Archive for August, 2010

Thanks 2 U!

Today is my birthday, and I’m getting older,

hopefully, another year wiser.

So kunwari serious ako...well,

God has been so good to me for the past few years.

He has blessed me with so much.

I'm not sure if you'll believe me but starting today,

I won't ask anything for myself.

Di ko na kelangan humingi kasi He knows

the desires of my heart and He'll give it to me

in His time. Shocking! Ganito ba talaga pag tumatanda?

Nagiging spiritual na? Hahaha..

So, allow me to make a humble thank you message;

For all the people who remembered me and wrote in my wall in

Facebook, Friendster, MySpace at sa Blog ko..

For those who left messages everywhere and bothered.

For those wonderful friends who chatted and lingered.

For those who texted me and called.

You who took time out from your otherwise busy day,

You who stopped awhile, left me a message and did say,

My dear friend, I wish you a very “Happy Birthday”!


Sa mga hindi ko ine-expect na babatiin ako..

SUPERBLY, thank you!

It’s a friend like you who make my birthdays happier

to appreciate life, count my blessings and

remember what I’ve always been told –

That friends come and go, in myriad colors,

shapes and sizes and add meaning to your existence.

These friends I speak of may be actual or virtual.

They maybe new or old.  I might not see them now

in the flesh, never did so, and probably never would.

But the thought of their very existence is

enough to put a smile in my face,

Thank you for your greetings, dear friends

who I value greatly.

That every message you send me, moving swiftly and securely,

Aided by the wonders of technology,

From the farthest continents, across the

seas of whatever country or territory –

is treasured, never forgotten,

forever appreciated and cherished as priceless

By someone whose natal day has been made

special by your warmest greetings and

wonderful wishes! Once again thank you!


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Don’t Grow Old, Just Grow Up!

Many people are afraid of growing old.
I’m afraid of growing old and boring.

Many people are afraid of growing old, alone.
I’m afraid of growing old, insane.

Many people are afraid of losing their looks.
I’m afraid of losing my dreams.

Many people are afraid of losing their youth.
I’m afraid of losing my soul.

When you’re 15, 35 seems ancient.
When you’re 35, 15 seems juvenile.

A turnaround in a split second –

two decades zoom past and
before you know it,

it’s only a mile to the next millennium.

Don’t fear age, it’s a right of person-hood.
Don’t fear death- it’s God’s greatest jest.

Don’t grow old – you don’t have to.

Don’t date because you’re desperate.
Don’t marry because you’re miserable.
Don’t have kids because you think your

genes are superior.

Don’t separate because you think it’s fashionable.
Don’t drink because you have troubles.
Don’t gamble because you think winning is inevitable.
Don’t philander because you think you’re irresistible.
Most likely, you’re not.

Don’t associate with people you can’t trust.
Don’t cheat.
Don’t lie.
Don’t pretend.

Don’t try to buy your way into the kingdom of God.
Don’t dictate because you’re smarter.
Don’t demand because you’re stronger.

Don’t sleep around because you think you’re old enough and know better.
Don’t hurt your kids because loving them is harder.

Don’t sell yourself, your family or your ideals.
Don’t stagnate.
Don’t regress.

Learn a new skill.

Find a new friend.
Start a new career.

Don’t live in the past.
Time can’t bring anything or anyone back.
Don’t put your life on hold for possibly Mr. Right.

Don’t throw your life away on absolutely

Mr. Wrong because your biological clock is ticking and you can’t afford to have your eggs harvested before the new millennium.

There’s always a mad rush to something, somewhere – but victory does not always belong to those who finish first.

Sometimes, there is no race to be won, only a price to be paid for some of life’s more hasty decisions.
You can’t always go with the throng who could be wrong.

Sometimes, you have to be alone to be enlightened.
To terminate your loneliness, reach out to the homeless.
To feed your nurturing instincts, care for the needy.
To fulfil your parenting fantasies, get a puppy.

Don’t bring another life into this world for all the wrong reasons.

To keep yourself warm, buy a jacket.
In the long run, it will be less complicated and less costly.

To make yourself happy, pursue your passions and be the best of what you can be.

Simplify your life.
Take away the clutter.
Get rid of destructive elements – abusive friends, nasty habits and dangerous liaisons.

Don’t abandon your responsibilities, but don’t overdose on duty.
Don’t live life recklessly without thought and feeling for your family.

Be true to yourself.

Don’t commit when you’re not ready.
Don’t keep others waiting needlessly.
Fall in love – it’s the greatest thing on earth.

But take care and remember,

after the fall must come the rise.
Go on that trip. Don’t postpone it.

Say those words. Don’t let the moment pass.
Do what you must even at society’s scorn.

Write poetry. Love deeply.

Walk barefoot.Hold hands.
Dance with wild abandon. Cry at the movies.
Take care of yourself.
Don’t wait for someone to take care of you.

You light up your life.
You drive yourself to your destination.
No one completes you – except you.
It is true that life doesn’t get easier with age.
It only gets more challenging.

Don’t be afraid.
Don’t lose your capacity to love.

Pursue your passions.
Live your dreams.

Don’t lose faith in God.

Don’t grow old. Just grow up.

– written by Melanie T. Lim

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