It’s my birthday today and this year has been particularly hard(er) for me than usual. I’ve spent most of the year pondering on what could have been – forgetting about what I have and what I’ve been blessed with.

Today I woke up with such joy in my heart – extremely grateful for my support system (a.k.a hubby and son). I really don’t know how I would have made it through some days without both of them.

Here’s a little reminder to myself (and anyone out there with conflicting emotions) – there’s so much more to be thankful for.

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.

– Ausonius

…and on that note, here’s something I wrote to myself recently

Of the things that hold you back
Pulling you deep
Taking control of you

Of the emotions
Strong enough
To take away your happiness

Of the thoughts
Creeping in
Taking over your mind

Of the gloom
Sucking away
Every sign of your light

Of the people
Disguising themselves
Taking but never giving

Of yourself
Forgetting your worth
Ashamed of the little victories

Of the time
Do now!
Without fear

Happy birthday Amina.

Happy birthday Amina..

Happy birthday Amina…


12 Comments Add yours

  1. nvsubbaraman says:

    your own enemy within
    That spoils
    the mood often!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Happy Birthday !! Have a great day

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Amina says:

      Thank you. Much appreciated x

      Liked by 2 people

  3. [ Smiles ] Happy Birthday!

    I hope that you are spending this special day of yours doing what you like.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Amina says:

      Oh I’ve definitely been having the best day so far πŸ™‚ thank u x

      Liked by 1 person

      1. [ Smiles ] You are welcome, Amina.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Suze says:

    Happy Birthday, dear lady.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Amina says:

      Thank u Suze x


    1. Amina says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  5. dornahainds says:

    Belated Happy Birthday! Marvelous poem! πŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸ˜ŽπŸŽˆπŸΎπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

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