Starting Another Year

12:00 AM

Today, I start another year in my life. I still remember how I celebrated my birthday last year - cooked for friends and invited them over in my little apartment. It was nothing fancy, nothing glam,  nothing over-the-top but I undoubtedly enjoyed the food and conversations as well as laughter. Friends and family indeed makes one richer. A lot has happened since then, 365 days full of memories, mistakes, risks, triumphs, travels, and yes my life couldn't be anything better. I could not ask for more.

Sometimes I get to thinking  that this year has changed my outlook on money - saving and spending among others. This is the year when I look at my savings account and I smile knowing that my vessel will never be empty. I feel so blessed. I am happy. I am fulfilled. I am contented. I think about the days and months and years ahead of me and I smile. This is the life I imagined when I was still a little girl - a life bathed with simple pleasures, a life full of positivity and a life well-lived for the most part.

1  I have made it a point to spend time with the right people in my life.

2  I never let a bad day make me feel like I have a bad life.

3  I learned to love my own decisions.

4  Happiness is not something that can be postponed for the future because it is something that I can design into the present.

5  Never worry about people who don't worry about me at all.

6  Someone else is incredibly happy with far less than what I have. -always makes me teary-eyed

7  Sometimes people throw away something good for something better, only to find out later that good was actually good enough and better never even came close.

8  Travel will make your life richer.

9  It hurts the most when you start pretending it doesn't.

10  Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.

If you are reading this and you have been a part of my life in one way or another, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my very happy heart. You make my life worth living!

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