for 28 years now on April 30th, I celebrate my birthday. I am so happy and glad for all my birthdays and I am ever so grateful to God for giving me this life and I thank my parents for bringing me into this world and to experience everything I have experienced in my life, with traveling to many places, for giving me everything, a roof over my head, a nice warm bed to sleep in, food to eat and so much more. I am so thankful for everything as I look around the world and people do not even have running water to drink and bathe from. I am so fortunate and I have learned not to take anything from granted in my life.
There were times where some of my birthdays did not go as well as I had hoped for. Once in high school when I turned 16 years old, I had invited about 30 people to come over to my house for my sweet 16 birthday party and it was one of the most embarrassing yet humiliating things in my life where only one person showed up out of all the others. I was thinking they were my friends and everything but they really weren’t. I was devastated that I could not have a sweet 16 party, and also I never knew what it felt like to have a surprise birthday party or even had a big party to celebrate me and my day. I never knew what that feeling was like. I didn’t even know the feeling of when I turned 20, 21 years old where I would have a great party, but I did go to Montreal for my birthdays quite a lot in my early 20’s and to get away from things and to enjoy a dance club here and there with my friends in Montreal. The only parties I have ever had was when I was a kid where a lot of my family came over to celebrate and that is about it. To me The gifts weren’t important, but being with my family and couple of friends is what I want.
I know parties should not matter and everything, but in my case it does. In my early adult life and as an adult now, I want to be able to know what it feels like to have a party. I know that I can create my own party and have people over and stuff and go out but I just get those bad memories again when I was 16 years old. I really never had a lot of friends to begin with and I invited all those people and never showed up except for one. I was crushed and cried for days. I just want to know what it feels like to have a party and its all about me and having people around me that has come to celebrate me. I am hoping that will happen soon. I sometimes feel so isolated and they are feelings that I never want to get back. Nowadays everything is great. My beautiful friends took me out for my birthday over the weekend and surprised me with a cake which was so sweet of them. I will never forget that.
What have you experienced in the past about your birthday? Did you have a birthday that was a blast or not such a blast?
Anyways, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my family, friends and fans for all the birthday wishes, the phone calls, text messages, e-mails, facebook messages, the birthday cards, the birthday e-greetings, virtual cakes, flowers and everything. I really appreciate it so much from the bottom of my heart. I love you all!
Happy Birthday. You are God’s child and He loves you!! Keep sharing and inspiring.
I don’t understand. A couple of friends took you out and even surprised you with a cake, and yet you complain that you don’t know what a party is? That was a party, even if only a small one.
A birthday doesn’t have to be about tons of people coming over to your house; a birthday feels more special when it’s intimate – to me, anyway. I’ve not had a proper birthday party since I was eleven, but I still manage to make my own fun each year.
For my 30th I simply invited a bunch of friends to a local pub to celebrate my year of “Growing Old Disgracefully”. Those who could, came, and those who couldn’t sent me cards and emails.
I’m expecting my mother and my mother-in-law to come up with something for my 40th this year, because they love arranging fun things – but I’d be just as happy to stay home curled up on the sofa with my husband and eating Chinese food that one of us has cooked.
A celebration doesn’t need to be about lots of people, balloons and loud music, and a birthday is whatever you want to make of it – friends can’t make the birthday for you, after all.
Happy Birthday!! Same here, my past birthdays were always unsurprising, but maybe then surprise was not needed. Anyways enjoy the rest of your many more years to come. More inspiration to you.
hi talin, belated birthday wishes 🙂
Happy birthday to you! I feel bad about your 16th birthday party. Today, at 63, I realize that some of things in my past that were embarrassing or horrible, — I now see as things that gave me a better perspective, and helped me to be a better person. You don’t take anything for granted now. What part did that disappointment play in your appreciating the wonderful things you DO have in your life? You are beautiful and wise — and, your life is just going to get better and better and better . . . PEACE-
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Glad you had such a nice birthday, Talin. Happy happy!
I’ll be 30 on the 11th and it seems the “parties” are a thing of the past! Happy birthday, life is to be lived for the experiences, good or bad, they make us who we are today and create who we will be become tomorrow 🙂
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Also, happy belated birthday! It sounds like you had a good time with your friends and that they took the time to do something nice for you, appreciate the ones you do have, just like that one that showed up. Be thankful for those, even if it’s not as many as you would like. They still matter! Always find the positive side of things 🙂
Happy Birthday Talin!! We love you… keep on writing!!!
A belated happy birthday. I had mine yesterday too (1 May)
Happy Birthday Talin, I wish you all the best and forever Happiness and good health, few good friends are far better than many.
Happy Bday 🙂
Many Many happy returns of the day, even though belated…..:) God Bless you…
🙂 Belated Birthday Wishes Talin ! Sounds like you had a good time 🙂
Happy Birthday Talin :~)
Happy Birthday!!!! 🙂
2 day is my bday happy bday to me.. 🙂
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