Saturday, May 10

Overwhelming Happiness and Gratitude for My Birthday

"Gratitude" is probably the most-used word in my vocabulary. I always speak of it whenever I am with my friends, family and other special persons in my life. I also use it as a hashtag in almost all the photos I post in my social networking accounts. At the same time, "gratitude" is what I write about in my blog posts. The reason for this is because there are just so many things in my life that I am truly grateful of. Every single day, I find amazing circumstances, great experiences and lovely people to be thankful of. And this time, I am grateful for another year and chapter in my life. Two days ago, on May 8, 2014, I celebrated my birthday with the people who has always been there for me since the beginning of time and the same people who have shared their lives with me. 

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; 
they are the charming gardeners 
who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every 
good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. 
And because all things have contributed to your advancement,
 you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

I want to give a shout out to everyone who came to my simple birthday party and to all those who greeted me so I made this story via storify.

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18 comments:

  1. yeay! you surely deserves all the love and wonderful greetings for your birthday Algene! wishing you all the best in life and more success and blessings to come!

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  2. Looks like you had so much fun and so much to be thankful for on your birthday! I hope when I'm a bit older I can still get to enjoy my birthdays surrounded by friends and family. :)

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  3. Happy Birthday to you as well. May the Lord bless you more with many things as your hearts desire along with His plans. = )

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  4. Hey, belated happy birthday, Algene! Spending your birthday at Vikings is a smart move haha I bet you had a great time. :)

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  5. Happy Birthday!!! may all the desires of your heart come true.

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  6. It's the people who you are with that makes the life worth celebrating. Aw XD Happy Bday, sweet. :)

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  7. Love everything about this one! :)

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  8. such a nice set of photos and nice people around you happy bday dear! all the best for you! x0~

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  9. Hope you enjoyed your party. Lots of happiness all throughout the year.

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  10. Happy Birthday and looks like you really had a blast.

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  11. It seems everyone had a blast in your birthday celebration. This occassion is definitely best spent with people you love and care of. :)

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  12. Yay for a wonderful birthday celebration sis! Next year punta ako sa bday mo kahit di invited lol. Joke.

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  13. belated happy bday algene. yeah, its true..lets be grateful everyday...waking up each morning and see sunshine and be with the family is already a blessing and enough reason to be thankful..

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  14. Such a grand birthday celebration for such sweet lady. Basta next year, invite mo ako.

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  15. It looks like you were spoiled and pampered on your special day Sis :-) I wish you nothing but the best in life to offer :-)

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  16. You are indeed very blessed to have amazing people in your birthday, Ate Algene! :) Belated happy birthday po.

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  17. Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy is so meaningful quotation.

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  18. Hi Algene! We have a saying ... "huli man daw at magaling, HULI pa din!" Wishing you all the best this year and every year to come. Don't forget to give thanks to the Lord for all the blessings. Happy birthday!

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