Birthday blog (still blessed, even after everything)

Yesterday was a shit show, as I mentioned in this post. I just had a nervous breakdown, so I didn’t do anything else today other than rest and recuperate. Which is kind of crazy, because today is my birthday. You would expect a small celebration at the very least, but no; I spent almost the whole day in bed, sleeping off the breakdown I had the day prior. I also made sure I ate three meals today – my eating habits have been off-kilter since I got hired. I also had Jollibee delivered, which is a famous fastfood restaurant in the Philippines. If you’re Filipino, you know what I’m talking about. Nothing soothes the soul more that our beloved happy bee. After the scrumptious dinner, mom and I watched Catch and Release, which is this movie starring Jennifer Gardner. She just lost her fiance in the film and her being teary-eyed made me tear up too. There’s something therapeutic about watching a film that starts with a tragedy. It’s interesting to see how people deal with something bad that just happened to their lives and how they will recover from it, which is what the film’s about. We didn’t get to finish it because it’s late, but I’ll surely finish it tomorrow.

There’s…something magical about today. Maybe it’s because it’s my birthday, maybe because I’m high on rest and relaxation after a horrible experience, but it’s just there. That feeling of complete and utter contentment. It’s a great feeling, and I’m here soaking it in, not questioning its existence, but just letting it wash over me. I’ve never felt more blessed this year than I do now, and it just amazes the hell out of me.

How about you guys? When’s your birthday? What do you usually do when you celebrate?

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