Monday, September 19, 2011

The Man Who Sailed Round His Soul.

Hello Guys. Happy Birthday to ME!!

I'm very grateful to God almighty for such a rare privilege to have another year added to my life today. I think Life is so precious; yet fragile and delicate that we have to celebrate everyday; every given moment as it comes. Generally, I believe birthday's are over rated; not that I don't feel the need to acknowledge it, but I tend to believe people throw things out of proportion on days like this. This was my first birthday without my siblings, Heck it wasn't the same. We usually spend the day at home, lounging and basically eating everything we could lay our hands on. Then we played "remember whens" on every birthdays. Amidst chuckles and disapproving glares over embarrassing "whens", We try to bask in the euphoria of aging by reminiscing on moments that took our breath away. I didn't get to play "remember whens" today. It didn't feel good but I've accepted that it all comes with growing up. Nonetheless, I spoke to everyone and never has there been a barrier to exist among us, even over the phone.

Thank you to everyone who called, sent texts, Posted on Facebook, Tweeted @ me. Even the kind words in mails. I tried my best to return every message I got and truly, I am overwhelmed with everyone's kindness. I'm thankful to God for the support system that I have.

If there is something that I've learned, its the ironic complexity of life. The evolution of love, death and learning to breathe even when alive. The simple things eventually turn out to be what we are accounted for. How many times someone's heart gladdened after you spoke to them? How much effort you put into doing things that necessarily not your responsibility? I love smiling at random people. Some of them smile back. Some of them get really creeped out, but that makes it worth it. Each day we get up; with each glimpse of sunlight that ignites with our face; we are given an opportunity to make things right, to move faster to our goals, to be kind and chip out a word of encouragement to someone struggling. We are healed to continue healing others.

I've decided to share a bunch of random knowledge on this post. Here they are:

I've learned that we don't have to change friends,If we understand that friends change.

I've learned that something that you do in an instant, can give you heartache for life
I've learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words, it may be that last time you see them.

I've learned that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I've learned that either you control your attitude, or it controls you

I've learned that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you are down, will be the one who helps you get up.

I've learned that sometimes when i am angry i have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I've learned that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them too, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

I've learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you learned from them, and less to do with how many years you have lived.

I've learned that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others, but sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I've learned that just because two people argue, doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do love each other.

I've learned that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret, it may change you life forever.

I've learned that sometimes the people that you love most in life, are taken from you too soon.

I've learned that you can't make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved, and the rest is up to them.

I've learned that no matter how much i care, some people just don't care back.

I've learned that it takes years to build up trust, and just seconds to destroy it.

I've learned that it's not what you have in life, but who you have that counts.

I've learned that you can keep going, long after you think you can't.

I've learned that their are people who love you dearly, but just don't know how to show it.

I've learned that even when you feel you have no more to give, a friend cries out and you find the strength to help.

I've learned that our backgrounds and circumstances may have influenced our lives, but we are responsible for who we become.

I've learned that it is better to deal with your crap as it comes. Sweep things under the rug for so long till it becomes a lumpy rug and then a Tripping hazard. 

I've learned that people make mistakes... But if they're willing to put the past behind them, then maybe we should to.

We're only here for awhile. Yes, things are messed up. But since we ARE here, we need to transcend the darkness and make a meaningful, positive impact while we can.

There is no person in this world who is made to handle every punch that's thrown at them. In fact, we're made to get mad, upset, sad, hurt, stumble and fall. We aren't supposed to be able to handle everything. But that's what makes us stronger in the end; learning from the things that hurt us the most.

1, Julia Stone- My Baby.

2, Florence & The Machine- Shake It Out.

My soul is officially at peace with everything wrong with this world. For Today....


Myne Whitman said...

Happy birthday to you and wishing you many more years and blessings.


Happy Birthday to you once again bro :)


Kecy Anosike said...

Thank you guys. You all are too kind.