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As I age…

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During the summer holiday, I had the opportunity to ride on a quad-bike with a host of friends. It was a jolly ride until I felt like a movie star, trying to control the bike with just one hand as I tried to use my other hand to catch my cap flying away in mid-air. A few flips here and there (maybe a triple tumble) and the next thing I see is me on the hard floor with bruises and a really aching body. Thankfully, the bike fell just beside me and not on me – phew. Honestly, for the first seconds I was on the ground, I searched for that bright light with Jesus leading me home, but the only light I saw was the sun… yay, I’m still alive. Then I thought about my ovaries – hehehe, by God’s grace, they were still in place… no broken bones either thank God!

A friend told me the first thing I said when I gained consciousness was “but it’s not my time to go yet” lol – trust me, I don’t know where that came from.

That day I thanked God for life. I realised it could have been a lot worse but God spared me. Apparently “but it’s not my time to go yet!

And so, I thank God for nights that have turned into mornings, for sorrows that have turned into joy, for trials that have turned into favour and blessings. I thank God for breath!

As I age, I realise that I love grapes more than I love apples, some love apples more than grapes, while others love oranges or even none of these. So, what do I do? I bring all fruits to the table (makes everyone happy), learning to accommodate and accept everyone with their amazing differences! After all, if everyone is like me, what a boring world this would be. Therefore, I love selflessly and effortlessly!

Even as I age, I am taught that not everything I ask God for will come to me. However, He will always do what’s best for me at every given time to fit His perfect plan for me. Through and through, I understand that He hasn’t promised me a smooth life, but has promised to always be with me and lead me through the smooth and rough times. This makes me glad.

As I age, I realise that my world expects the world from me and they don’t expect me to fail them. I understand how hard I must work to achieve this but at the same time, I know when to rest because if I stress myself to death today, I will be missed – true – but life will surely move on without me. I’ve learnt to take occasional pauses and just breathe!

As I age, I have learnt to appreciate the family, friends and beautiful people I’m surrounded with. We may have disagreements, we may not talk all the time, we may just love from afar but what remains constantly important to me is the love that binds these relationships.

As I age, I realise that I’m closer to the grave today than I was yesterday. And so I do today what can’t be postponed to the morrow: I live, I love, I laugh. I cry, I appreciate people and moments, I say sweet and kind words. I play, I take pictures, I sing, I save, I spend. I plan, I work, I serve, I tithe and above all, I try to make an impact on my world doing what God has called me to do.

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P.S: A warm appreciation to everyone who has ever celebrated me even in the smallest ways. The Heaven’s will always smile at you. Thanks for making my birthday a memorable one – Cheers!!! 🙂 :*

A-T-4-G!

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