For many years I have always tried not to work on my birthday. A birthday is a special day for celebrating Life. This year was no different. I took half day leave and left the office after lunch. I wanted to do something special on my birthday and I did. I accompanied my son to his drum exams and walked around Bukit Timah Shopping Centre with my wife while waiting for him to finish his exam. It was a simple way to spend the afternoon but I was happy. Living simply is the best living.
Birthdays are a good time to reflect and to give thanks to God for His manifold and great mercies and blessings. As I get older, each year seems to pass by a little quicker than the year before. Many years ago when I was younger and still in school, I worried about being past the prime of my life. As a fan of English football on Channel 5’s “Star Soccer”, I felt then that the prime time of one’s life would have been about the ages of my football heroes, say maybe 20 or 21. I was only 16 or 17 years old at that time and could well afford to look forward with great anticipation to the prime of my life. Those years are now past and I wonder how many more years I have left. God Willing, I hope to be around for as long as I can but for His greater glory always.
Singapore may be a little too crowded but you don’t have to go to Australia to find God.
“A lot of times, people want something, but actually it’s what others or their parents want for them” he said. “But every morning when they wake up, do they hate their boss and their work? Do they pass the wake-up test?” David Lim, Singapore Adventurer and Mountaineer, from The Sunday Times (7 October 2012).
I don’t hate my boss and neither do I hate my work, but I may not be living my passion. Those of us who are not as “fortunate” as those who are able to live their passion can however still give thanks for all the blessings that we received and continue to receive from the Almighty. We have our bosses, our work, our families, our health and our faith to thank for. There are many mountains to climb, and not all of them are physical.
Peace Be With You and a very warm welcome to the hengoman blog. Please share my thoughts and my life, and give thanks for all the blessings that I have received from the Almighty. Thank you for visiting.