Does life begins at 40s?
I dont know how many readers will react on my title and or does the statement applies to you? If yes, bear with me and if you have time, please share your thoughts about it.
To be exact, two years ago I reached 40. Honestly, at first I was scared for being branded as “matanda” (old) and thinking that I cant do things anymore that the younger ones do. More than that, Im also doubting of my life that lies ahead of me! The good thing is, reaching the age of 40, it provided me the courage to face the future with head’s up and with a heart of hope. Being 40 is full of life and excitement!
Dec 14 was the day when my parents celebrate life for the third time of their marriage. They were happy to see me with open arms and through the years they were there to witness how I embraced life to the fullest. Until now, even they are far away, Im sure they are smiling - realising how I survived and became an ‘optimistic’ Archer!
Through the years, I always embrace life with optimisation. Yes, I have dreams to conquer but most of them are still hanging around on my head. No, I dont have regrets of the bad things that surround me, but instead I face them with the guidance and the mantle of love of our Almighty God.
As I always share to friends and even strangers that “things happened because of a reason”. Sometimes we think that life is unfair – why there are kind people that suffer and the bad guys dont. Well, for the kind people – they have to be strong and have the perseverance to change things for the better and look for the brighter side of the situation; while for the bad guys – they will wait and one day they will face the consequences and of course providing them the opportunity to change.
I dont want to write a long journal on my birthday, instead you as my reader has the chance to share your thoughts of being happy and fulfilled of what you have gone through in the world of living. Regardless of your age, I believe that you have something good to share to others, and most especially to me in my special day!
Living is believing that every thing is possible!