My 19th Birthday

August 12, 2007

Today I celebrated my 19th birthday. Today has been a special day for me indeed. As I continue journeying this path called life, I have been able to learn a lot of things. As I turn 19 today I am struck by the fact that I am almost reaching the age of young adulthood and I am going to leave behind my childhood. As always, as a new day starts, I am given a fresh start a new beginning. I am able to continue to mold my future and hope for the best.

I leave behind all my shadows, the bad memories, the hatred, the spite, the grudges, and my worst decisions in life. I may not be able to run away from my shadow, but I can always ignore it.

My past will not interfere with my future. I have done stupid things and have met aweful people but all of that doesn't matter now.

What matters is the future and what I can do in the present to reach that future. As I went through the day I was able to realized that I am truly blessed. I have a home where I can call my sanctuary with a family that loves me. I have friends who continue to stick by my side no matter what. I realize that in this world full of strangers, I have people whom I can call my own, I am not alone, I was never alone.

To all those who have made my day special and had made me feel special, thank you very much!

As i grow older, I will opt to be wiser. I won't destroy my future by making the wrong choices. But making the wrong choice may be unavoidable at times, but I will think twice before committing one.

I am proud to say that I have turned 19. I am more experienced and ready to face life's challenges. I am up to the challenge!

3 comments:

Glenn Ingersoll said...

You will always have your inner child.

Happy Birthday!

Vincent Bautista said...

thanks!

Vincent Bautista said...

yup, my "id" will always be with me. But having my inner child would be more of an advantage because as they say, only through the eyes of a child do we see the truth beyond the lies and deceit.