If only we knew all along that getting older is fun. Especially if we realized many benefits that come with ageing. And until now, I still find it hard to believe.
One of those many benefits lies in forgiving. Or could it be ignorance?
Things that seem to bother us in the past, they do not seem to matter anymore at present time. Certainly not in the future.
Things that bug us so much until we lose sleep over them, they do not bug us anymore right now. Hopefully not in the future.
Things that disturb our peace in the past, we already make peace with them.
As we grow older, we only grow kinder with time. We accept the fact that time has been kind to us.
Time finally allows us to look back with smile, that whatever happened in the past, they only make us able to live well in the moment, at the present time. And that is the greatest gift our advancing age has ever taught us.
Heartbreaks will be forgotten, heartbreakers will be forgiven.
Love will be rekindled, repeated, or revealed in any ways to keep us alive.
On each birthday, we may not realize that we keep adding the list of things and people that we secretly forgive and forget, because the issues they used to bring, those do not matter anymore.
Thus, I look forward to birthdays.
Because you get to celebrate yourself in overcoming the odds.
Have a happy one.