Regard Age as A Gift

January 13, 2007

Last night my Mum said to me that there is a lot more to growing older than just adding wrinkles, submitting to aches and pains and watching children leave home.

Age is a record of your days. And it bears gifts – namely wisdom and confidence.

So continue to celebrate those birthdays. Think back over the challenges you have conquered in the past year. Remember the victories, and cherish new accomplishments. Catalogue the insights you’ve recently acquired, thank God for every day He has given you, and build your hope for many more.


Today is my birthday. Let it be said that I aged to perfection. 😀

Personal Note:  My mum is a very wise and beautiful woman. There is nothing more beautiful than her words and the cheerfulness in her face and the love from her heart.

“I love you, Mum.”

Painting: “Angelic Facade” by Carrie Graber

Update: Thank you to Matt & Kyels for their birthday posts.

Links to birthday posts:

More update: Thank you for the birthday wishes in your post, Ian.



21 Responses to “Regard Age as A Gift”

  1. zeroimpact Says:

    Happy birthday Jemima
    You certainly are wise and confident
    You shine with your qualities
    May you have many good returns and may your wish come true

    Thank you so much for your kind words & birthday wishes, Matt. 🙂

    I can’t find enough words to describe my gratitude for the birthday post you did especially for me. I’ll treasure it in my heart for always.

    Likewise.. I do cherish your friendship very much. 🙂


  2. _butt Says:

    Have a great one! 😀

    I loved the painting. 🙂

    Welcome, _butt. 🙂

    Thank you for the birthday wish you left for me at Matt’s.

  3. Kyels Says:

    Happy Birthday Jemima!

    You definitely shine through, as a friend, as a being. I’m glad that I got to know you, really!

    May all your days be laden with happiness and also may those saved up wishes do come true!



    Thank you for your well-wishes, Kyels. 🙂
    Likewise, I’m glad to know you, too.

  4. sengkor Says:

    hey jemima, happy birthday!
    may all ur dreams come true and have a great time with ur loved ones..

    Thank you for your warm wishes, Sengkor. 🙂

  5. Happy Burpday! Hope it is a greaaat day! 🙂

    Thank you & HUGS, Dabs. 🙂

  6. Uncle Lee Says:

    Hi Jemima, Many happy returns of the day with many, many more to come. Noted your birthdate, you should wear a Sapphire pendant or ring to ensure happiness always. “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art”.
    My very best wishes to you, Jemima, UL.

    Thank you for your advice & birthday wishes, Uncle Lee. 🙂
    I love the quote. HUGS!

  7. ilene ong Says:

    Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once! Jemima, your mum is so right. Age is only a 2-digit thing. My birthday gift to you is for you to have a great day and may you be showered with blessings of good health, happiness and wealth.

    Thank you very much for your words of wisdom, gift & blessings, Ilene. 🙂

  8. meekiee Says:

    Happy Birthday Jemima!!!
    May you continue to grow wiser and healthier!!!


    Thank you & HUGS, Meekiee. 🙂

  9. RJ Says:


    Welcome & thank you for the birthday wishes, Rohini.
    HUGS! 🙂

  10. Lex Says:

    Happy Birthday Jems! Now you are year wiser, smarter and err.. older hehehe.. You’ll continue to inspire lil’ ppl like me 🙂

    Cheers, hugs.

    Thanks & HUGS, Lex. 🙂

  11. Gallivanter Says:

    Keepin’ it simple…Happy Birthday. 🙂

    Thank you, Dan. 🙂

  12. serendipity Says:

    Happy Birthday!!

    All the best in all your future endeavours… and thanks for visiting my blog!!

    Thank you for your well-wishes, Serendipity.
    I love your blog. I must remember to thank Merv for recommending it to me. 🙂

  13. Sha Says:

    Happy birthday hun!

    May you have a great year ahead *HUGS*

    Thanks, Sha. 🙂

  14. kenJJ Says:

    Happy Birthday, Jemima! May God bless you and I wish you to have a good, healthy life until the end. 🙂

    Thanks for your birthday wishes, Ken. 🙂

  15. endroo G Says:

    Happy Birthday. One year older one year wiser.

    Thank you & HUGS, Endroo. 🙂

  16. hooiching Says:

    was reading ianfluenza’s blog then linked to urs. so coming here to drop u a birthday wish. just read ur blog for the 1st time. it’s interesting =) definitely bookmarked. happy birthday, wishing u all the best =)

    Welcome, Hooiching. 🙂
    Thank you for your birthday greeting, kind compliments & the link. 😀

  17. fashionasia Says:

    Happy birthday Jemima!!! hugs n kisses!!!
    may u grow to be more n more like your beautiful mom.

    Thank you, FA.
    I hope so.. I really hope that I can be more like her.. 😉

  18. moz monster Says:

    Late I may be, but sincere I am …

    Happy Birthday (Belatedly).

    Life itself is like a good book, the more you read, the better you understand it.

    Health, Wealth, Wisdom and Love are my wishes to you always. =)

    Thank you for the birthday wishes, Moz. 🙂

  19. Che-Cheh Says:

    Ohhh so many people love you…Happy Birthday again. 🙂

    *blush* Thanks again, my dear. 🙂

  20. tihtahpah Says:

    Have a great one…..!

    Thanks & HUGS! 🙂

  21. nyonyapenang Says:

    So sorry Jemima, I am terribly late.

    Kak Nyonya, no apologies, please.. you’re here now, aren’t you? 🙂
    Terima Kasih & HUGS!

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