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Thankful at 40

I can’t help it. I have to write a post about how happy I am that I have turned 40 πŸ™‚
And why am I happy? Well, because it means that I have four decades of experiences and learning with me. And may I mention that it also means 40 years of God’s faithfulness in bringing me to where I am today. I am not rich with money really but I am rich in love and friendship. And I am still very healthy. Oh, there are so many things I can be thankful for!
I must add here that turning 40 also means Β plenty of wonderful memories. Well, there are painful ones but I think that in the end, there are always more things to be happy about and grateful for. And with that I can’t resist adding a photo of one the best things I got for my birthday. A few years ago, I received a complete surprise in the form of a birthday cake from some very precious friends in Cebu. This cake means a lot since I only remember receiving one other birthday cake in my life other than this one! It is not the practice of my family to have birthday cakes during birthdays but we do eat a special meal together. This cake was pretty special and yes, delicious πŸ™‚
I am thankful at 40 and may it be so in the succeeding years ahead πŸ™‚

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A great surprise from friends πŸ™‚

Note: I must say here that some of the best cakes and ‘pasalubong’ in the Philippines can be bought at Goldilocks. This post is also linked with Yummy Sunday,Β Food Trip Friday,Β Project 366 Blog Photo ChallengeΒ and Happiness is…Β Β 

22 thoughts on “Thankful at 40”

  1. wow, happy 40th birthday…life begins at 40 and glad to read your happy being 40! πŸ™‚ and that’s a yummy cake, i agree goldilocks will always be special to all filipinos in any occasion. visiting from YS, hope you can visit m back. thanks and have a great weekend. πŸ™‚

  2. Wow!! Happy 40th birthday Te Del!!! Naghilom2x lang ka.. hehehe.. bitaw… hope you had a good one and more happy years to come! BPC #41 visit here.

  3. Happy 40th birthday and what a lovely birthday cake, am sure it taste heavenly too πŸ™‚ Visiting from #41 of BPC, hope that you can return the visit too.

  4. hi Ate Deli ! Lordie, Lordie, look who’s turned 40? πŸ˜€ Belated happy birthday. 40 is the new 20 πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for joining Happiness Is meme. See you ulit next week for another round of happy posts ^^

  5. Happy birthday! Any birthday is always a reason to be thankful. I am glad you are! πŸ™‚
    Yummy cake! I miss Goldilocks sweets na!
    BPC visit here!

  6. Happy 40th birthday Sis πŸ™‚ Returning the visit from Happiness is… hope that you can return the visit too.

  7. Happy 40th birthday Sis and that cake looks delish too πŸ™‚ Visiting this time from FTF, hope that you can return the visit too.

  8. Awww, belated happy birthday!!!
    Love the positivity of your outlook in life. πŸ™‚
    Also we share the sentimentality over cakes!
    My parents did give me cakes but they were rare, and I’ve loved those times that they were able to give me a cake on my birthday because I know how much effort it took for them to be able to do it; it’s truly special.
    Now, even though we can relatively afford to buy a good cake even if no one is celebrating a birthday, just simply for teatime on Sunday or even anytime in the week, I still make a celebration out of it because I don’t want our girls to take anything for granted.
    Sorry out of tangent! πŸ™‚ I was just very touched by your sentiments.
    Again, wishing you continued blessings in the next 4+ decades!

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