Sunday, May 26, 2013

Fabulous Fifty!

Today is my 50th birthday. This is one of those days I always tease others about and it's hard to believe I would reach it myself. Every birthday to me is a blessing. I am blessed to be 50 years old and still in such a good health. In my life, I can say that I have been to both sides of the world. I have gone through times of adversity as well as times of success. I have faced trials and travails of life and I triumphed in most of them. I have known about being betrayed and being loved. I had moments of sadness and loneliness and times of joy and laughter. Through it all I have a lot of reasons to thank the Lord for. The fact that I am celebrating my 50th birthday is a miracle.

As I step into the threshold of another chapter in my life, I look at the past with gratitude. I have the present and even if it is not perfect I am so blessed to be where I am. I still have the future to look forward to. I may not have another 50 years left, but there is so much to be excited about it.

Today is a very special day for me. I will celebrate it with thanksgiving to God for the gift of life. I feel the love and care of family and friends as greetings, message of prayers and love are pouring from them from all corners of the world. I am fifty, I am healthy and I am loved!

Cheers and thank you very much to all of you who have touched my life in one way or another!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

50 Years At A Glance

I am turning 50 in a couple of days. So I thought I'd take the opportunity here to list 50 things that have impacted my life and made a mark in my heart. They changed me, inspired me and sometimes haunts me:

2.  witnessed a total solar eclipse
3.  Shot a gun
4.  Gone on a blind date
6.  Skipped school -
7.  Watched someone die.
8.  Watched someone be born.
9.  Been to five Asian countries
10. Been to Florida
11. Been on a plane
12. Been on a cruise ship
13. Been Lost
14. Been on the opposite side of the country
15. Been in a car accident twice within a year
16. Swam in the ocean
17. Cried myself to sleep
18. made prank phone calls
19. Slept while driving
20. Recently colored with crayons
21. Sang Karaoke
22. Paid for a meal with coins only
23. Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of my nose
24. Caught a snowflake on my tongue
25. Danced in the rain
26. Written a letter to Santa Claus
27. Been kissed under the mistletoe
28. Watched the sunrise with someone
29. Blown bubbles
30. Camped out under the stars
31. Seen something so beautiful that it took my breath away
32. been Married
33. Been divorced
34. Children
35. Had a Pet
36. Been skinny dipping outdoors
37. Been scuba diving
38. Been fishing
39. Been boating
40. Been water skiing
41. Been hiking
42. Been camping
43. Gone horse-back riding
44.  Flown in a small 4-seater airplane
45. Been bungee-jumping
46. Driven a race car
47. Done something that could have killed me
48.Been to Hollywood
49. Played 54 holes of golf in one day
50. Dated a millionaire