08 November 2011

Thank You.


My mini birthday cake. Thank you, J for taking this picture.

It was such a lovely, breathtaking year. I have been given more than what I asked for. My heart is also expanding -- wider and deeper. I am in a beautiful place in my life and I am beyond grateful.

Thank you.

I turned a year older yesterday. I celebrated it with gratitude for all things -- perfect and imperfect, big and small, sublime and mundane.

Thank you.

And thank you to everyone who emailed, called, texted, left FB wall messages, sent cards and gifts. You all made me feel so loved.


My sister D at Mary Grace. Happy to see her.

And I had a lovely dinner, too, with J and D -- the two people I run to when I need some saving from occasional heartaches. After our dinner at the People's Palace (I love Thai food), we had coffee and dessert at Mary Grace.


My Ortigas friends (haha) treated me out to a marvelous dinner at The Frazzled Cook before my birthday. I love being with these three. Our conversations are always funny and deep and intense. When I am with them, I feel safe, comfortable, and more of myself.

Thank you Edeena, Grace, and Val. You three made me feel very special.

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There are still two birthday dinners waiting for me. More than all the material things, it is the kind of people I have in my life that I am most grateful about.

Now, flipping a new page, starting a new chapter.

Happy birthday, Self.

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zar November 8, 2011 at 11:01 PM  

happy birthday aileen! :-) i hope you enjoyed your special day. wishing you continued happiness and love in your life :)

CHELO November 9, 2011 at 2:12 AM  

you are sooo loved;-) and blessed;-) sooo much to be thankful for..

PS. if you have a copy of your tv guesting, may i get a copy too to watch it?;-) xxx

Happy birthday November Goddess;-)

Anonymous November 10, 2011 at 7:31 AM  

Happy birthday!! happy for your achievements...continue to be a blessing to other people.

Aileen November 10, 2011 at 9:00 PM  

zar said...
happy birthday aileen! :-) i hope you enjoyed your special day. wishing you continued happiness and love in your life :)

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Thank you, Zar! Makes me happy to see you here. :) And thank you for your wishes for me. I'm deeply touched. Take care!

Aileen November 10, 2011 at 9:21 PM  

CHELO said...
you are sooo loved;-) and blessed;-) sooo much to be thankful for..

PS. if you have a copy of your tv guesting, may i get a copy too to watch it?;-) xxx

Happy birthday November Goddess;-)

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I do feel loved and blessed. :) And thank you for loving me, Chel! :)
Hope the link I gave you will work just fine. *grin*

Aileen November 10, 2011 at 9:22 PM  

Anonymous said...
Happy birthday!! happy for your achievements...continue to be a blessing to other people.

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Thank you, whoever you are! :)

julai November 17, 2011 at 7:14 AM  

Ate Ai, as in you are getting younger every year sa ahong observation Ate. You look like you are just 30 in your photo (as in ka age rata ate).weeeeeee. Thank you so much for your inspiration Ate. I love u.

Aileen December 14, 2011 at 6:45 PM  

julai said...
Ate Ai, as in you are getting younger every year sa ahong observation Ate. You look like you are just 30 in your photo (as in ka age rata ate).weeeeeee. Thank you so much for your inspiration Ate. I love u.

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Hahaha. Thank you, Jul! I think I got it from my Mom because she also looks pretty young for her age. :)

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