Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Yes, It’s That Time Again

If you are a pessimist, birthdays are no good. It means growing old and nearing your death day. Although it’s the time that you finally get your head together, but this is the also the point where your body parts are falling apart, where narrow waist and broad mind change place.

Really where did the time go?

In my 20’s I learned all the hard lessons. In my 30’s, these lessons have been fun and exciting, but most times painful and bitter. I have done so many things in the past 37 years that I never would've imagined and I'm proud of myself for that. I don't know exactly what the last two years of this decade holds for me, but I am thankful enough. I know that Jesus died for me and He loves me more than His own life. That I am precious to Him no matter how wrinkled, sour or aged I become.

King David, a man from God’s own heart, wrote this with great optimism on growing old:

May the message of Psalm 71 continue to inspire us to embrace our growing years and be happy about it. Not despising the lost years but finding hope in the many years to come. Like Jesus, let us continue to grow more in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man (Luke 2:52).

I'm not going to bother making goals because I like seeing how things have unfolded so far. I'm more confident in my ability to see "red flags" while still remaining open to new experiences and challenges.

Remember growing old is one thing, but growing up is another.

My greetings to those who are celebrating their birthdays too. May you also enjoy the growing old in Christ!


  1. Happy happy birthday Malou! Time reallu does fly, and in just two years we'll both be reaching another milestone. It definitely is better to have a positive attitude towards getting nearer to the half century mark! God bless you always and keep you and your family healthy and happy for yerars to come! Miss you!

  2. Thanks Margj! Gosh we're so near 40ish. Yaiks!