Thursday, February 19, 2009

Note to Myself....

It’s two minutes into the day and yeah…it’s my birthday!! Another year has passed so quickly. Eventful, stressful, packed with triumphs and tribulations but all in all, Alhamdulillah, God bless, it was a wonderful year.

I turn 45 on this very day. Some people may dread this milestone, as it's kind of neither there nor here at the 40 & 50 age marker. But it really hasn’t been that big of a deal for me. I suppose birthdays are a natural time to reflect upon where you're at and what you're doing.

This last year, its full depth and breadth of the 365 days, has been a great year to reflect upon. All the hard work I’ve been doing over the last few years is progressing great. I’m incredibly overjoyed knowing that my friends and family are all healthy and well and are living lovely lives. I am feeling fitter and stronger than I have in a few years, and am looking forward to feeling even better in the future.

I’m pretty happy with where I am. It’s so cliche, I know, but I feel like I have so much ahead of me. There are so many exciting things happening in the world and so many opportunities to help people learn. I’m glad to have my place in all of it, at least until things change again and I go off on my next adventure.



My hopes for the upcoming year…

I hope for my life to be calm and enveloping peace. No drama and to stay away from conflicts.

I want to always have new and old friends - the ones I've known forever, the ones I have known for a while, and friends I've only just met.

I wish to move forward, to move on, without dwelling on failures or disappointments or hurt.

I wish to move forward, wisely, sagely. And most importantly, I want to grow older with grace and dignity.

39 comments:

mamasita said...

Happy Birthday Kay!! Yey!! Fireworks!Fireworks! Fireworks everywhere!!
45?? Naaah! You look 25! Cuba tanya darling you! hehe

Have a great great birthday kat office and kat rumah!

Queen Of The House said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KAY!!!!

Wah, same birthdate with KOTH, so I'll always remember when your b'day is :D

May all that you wish for come true.

her said...

puan kay, happy birthday! may all your wishes come true!

her said...

eh lupa.


love,
ain (fun in learning english camp)

Naz said...

Happy Birthday, Kay!!!
Here's wishing you another great 45. Take care, dear and keep smiling :)

kay_leeda said...

Dear Datin Mama,

Wahh..you the first one to arrive this morning!!

Thank you, thank you. Fireworks?? Err..ada ka? So far belum ada lagi. Me doing work daa..what a way to spend my first hours into my "burst-day"...LOL.

kay_leeda said...

Dear QOTH,

Thank you for the wishes. Ohhh sama dgn KOTH yer? So ingat King ingat Kay jugak :)

Thanks for dropping by :))

kay_leeda said...

Dear Ain,

Hey gurl..how have you been? Lama tak see you here. Studies ada bagus?

Thanks for yr wishes too. Muahhhkkkssssss...

kay_leeda said...

Dear Naz,

Thank you, thank you!!! Great 45 eh? InshaAllah, berkat doa kawan-kawan.

tireless mom said...

Dear Anyah

Happy 45th birthday. Just have to wish you before I masuk board meeting and hit the road to Langkawi tomorrow. Before you know it, it will be another fireworks of 54!

The wish yg first one tu, as far as MIL is concerned, ada jugak silent drama kot?!

Ummi365 said...

Happy Birthday Kak Kay.... semoga allah berikan kesihatan dan kekuatan for you to fulfill your wishes..

MrsNordin said...

Happy Birthday, Kay!!! Age is just a number. From what you wrote, you sure have the stamina of a 25 year old! Have a great one!

Madam Tai Tai said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Kay..
Happy Birthday to you

Hope you will have a great year ahead!! Happy celebrating it!

Waterlily said...

Happy Birthday Kay!

Hampir hampir tertinggal bas lagi..:-)

We've met and we've spoken to each other. To me you dont even look past 40! This is not bodek ye..

One of these days when we meet again, let's talk about rahsia awet muda :-)

Kama At-Tarawis said...

Happy Birthday To You
Happy Birthday To You
Happy Birthday To Dear Kayyyy
Happy Birthday To Youuuuuuu!

wanshana said...

Happy Birthday, Kay!

I Aminkan all your wishes and do'a...Insya Allah :)

Enjoy your day !

Kak Teh said...

Happy birthday, maaf kak teh terlambat. Semoga dipanjangkan umur dan dimurahkan rezki. Insyaallah segala yang diminta akan direstui.

kak Bong said...

Ida...Hapi Birthday...moga sihat and riang selalu...You look younger...from KakBong

kay_leeda said...

My dear Sis,

Many thanks for the wishes. Been a longgg day today. Celebration or no celebration, life goes on and work was priority.

Silent drama with MIL...errr, so far none yet. But then, silent is golden kan, so I'm going to keep zipped.

p/s going to langkawi? wahh...boleh pesan beli teko...heh..heh :))

kay_leeda said...

Dear Ummi.

Thanks fir yr well wishes here and on YM tadi. Can never have enough of me huh?? (ohh...perasan la pulak i ni!!)

Dah tua sikit ni, yes, I'm gonna need the "kekuatan" tu :)

ray said...

Komen Pak Malim kucing ray yg alim.

Selamat Hari Jadi
Kata burung kedidi
Semoga panjang umur dan sihat selalu
Kata ulat bulu.

kay_leeda said...

Dear MrsN,

Many thanks for your kind wishes. Stamina of a 25 yr old? Err not too sure about that, but doesn't hurt if I at least try kan. Hopefully tak terpeleot any anggota yg sedia ada :0

kay_leeda said...

Dear Tai Tai,

Now, can you do me the tango and sing me the birthday song too?? Heh..heh... :)

Thank you for the beautiful song and yr kind wishes. Today tak sempat nak celeb, work schedule was so packed.

kay_leeda said...

Dear Kak Puteri,

Wahh...ader birthday song from across the Causeway!! Lagu ni after Zam Zam murtabak ker? Heh..heh :)

Thanks Kak for the wishes.

kay_leeda said...

Dear Waterlily,

Secret to awet muda? Bolehh... lepas ni can share with you and others. Ehhh...nampak muda ker I ni?? Ya ampun perasan lah pulak.heh..heh.

I saw me dibawah kesamaran lights at the mamak store. Of couse the lines were not apparent. Cuba mai dekat-dekat in broad daylight...Semua can be seen!!

Thank you for yr kind wishes too :)

kay_leeda said...

Dear Wanshana,

Amin...amin..mari kita doa sesama. And my doa goes to you and all our friends too :)

Didn't get to enjoy much today. It was work, work and more work. Celebration postponed to weekend.

kay_leeda said...

Kak Teh dearie,

Ohh..late you are not. I'm so honoured you dropped by, although the busy schedule. And thank you for the wishes.

Moga-moga kita semua pun sama-sama diberkati Nya, InshaAllah.

kay_leeda said...

Dear Kak Bong,

Ahh...thank you for dropping by on my birthday pulak tu!!

Nampak mudo ko? Timo kasih lah :)
You are looking not bad either lah Datin :) Vogue gitu... :))

kay_leeda said...

Salam kepada Pak Malim kucing ray yang alim.

Terima kasih daun keladi
Birthday Kay, Pak Malim wish malu-malu keladi.

Ehh...bukan ker cats have long life too, asks Kay while checking out a tattoo :)

Laracroft74 said...

Kak Kay..

Happy birthday!! Wishing you all the best things in life, loads of happiness, tonnes of joy, good health and may allah bless you forever...aminn..frankly speaking..you never grow older from the time I knew you...mak maintainnnn!!!

Roti Kacang Merah said...

ARGGGHHH! LAMBAT WISH!!!

Happy Belated Birthday, Kak Kayyyy!!!

You, 45??? Between you and I, silap-silap ALIN yang look like 45! Eii jealousnya! You look WAY younger!

[not that 45 is anything old, mind you. But you know lah we do have some pre-conceive images already how 45-year olds could look like...obviously we would have to chuck out and update those images now, wouldn't we?! :-D]

Didoakan semoga yang TERBAIK sahaja untuk Kak Kay sekeluarga sehingga bila-bila pun! *birthday hugs!*

bella said...

Happy Birthday Kak Kay!!!! Hope you had a nice day and that I am sure most of your wishes have already come true...and I wish you many many more years to come!!! Hugs!!!!

kay_leeda said...

Dear Lara,

Waduhh fofular nyer lak akak deh :)
Till a day after birthday still got wishes coming in..heh..heh.

So apa lagi..mari lah we sesama maintainnnn gitu :))

Thanks for the wishes dear.

kay_leeda said...

Dear RKM,

Thanks for dropping by. Tak kisah lah lambat ker, on the dor ker. Tak dak aihhh nampak muda nya, mai inspect dekat-dekat, macam-macam adaaaa.... So no need to jeles lah :)

Thank you for yr wishes ALIN :)

kay_leeda said...

Dear Bella,

Hi there gurl :)

Thanks for yr wishes. InshaAllah kita harapkan yang terbaik untuk all, yes.

Lyana Mauseth said...

happy birthday!!!!may all your dreams and wishes come true okeh :D

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Kay, happy birthday...A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.
Have fun and keep well, Lee.

kay_leeda said...

Dear LyanaM,

Thank you.thank you!! Tua or muda, let's celebrate life :)

kay_leeda said...

Dear Uncle Lee,

Thank you for yr kind wishes, Sir. Glad you dropped by too. Yesss..I'm so looking forward to the journey.

You have a good weekend Sir!!