I turn a year older

First piece of came from Hong Kong - Thank you One96!

First piece of birthday cake from Hong Kong – Thank you One96!

This is exactly how I had marked November 24th on my Bullet Journal for this year’s birthday. Not that I would have forgotten the day but no harm in keeping it on the calendar. Right?

There is something special about birthdays and like I shared last year,  I have my own set of things I do for the day that’s mine. I love wishes and from those who genuinely want the best for me makes my day. It is believed that birthdays are the start of a new year so, it also becomes a subtle reminder to look forward to a new chapter in the book of life.

This year was special in a lot of ways and I feel I am changing as an individual. A part of growing up is knowing what you want from life and how you want to do things that are important to you. As I look back today, I am proud of

  • Pushing myself to do things that I wanted to do
  • Finding time for myself
  • Trying to overcome fear – a long way to go
  • Being able to bring smiles
  • Being resilient when there where changes
  • Staying positive in tough situations
  • Practicing gratefulness
  • Taking care of health and eating healthy
  • Finding ways to may be encourage others

This birthday is just a reminder that there is a lot to be done and also done well. It’s not just the results that matter but how we achieved those results. I do not believe in new year resolutions but I believe in being the best person you can be very single day not for anybody else but for your own self. To be able to raise the bar for your own good and competing with yourself.

As an individual, friend, daughter, sister, wife or employee, I want to be better this year.  I want to spread more smiles and warm more hearts. I want to keep writing and I want to be read.

I want to make a difference and I want to be remembered long after I am gone. I am a year older today..


Today is my birthday and also day 24 of NaBloPoMo and NoMo.

 

44 Responses

  1. Aseem says:

    Hope you had a lovely birthday Parul :). May you blog even more during the next year and keep all of us entertained and enlightened in equal measure :D. It has been a real pleasure reading your posts on almost anything and everything under the sun :).

  2. pins & ashes says:

    Now, that’s something we have in common .. wanting to be wished by people who genuinely like and love us. Happy birthday in advance for the next year Parul <3

  3. Fayaz Pasha says:

    Belated Happy Birthday to you Parul. You have summed it well in this sentence “As an individual, friend, daughter, sister, wife or employee, I want to be better this year” and if everybody is determined with this thought, then the world would be a much better place to live and enjoy life.

    Regards,
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  4. Happy Birth Day and Best Wishes Parul.. God Bless!

  5. Indrani says:

    Belated happy birthday greetings to you!
    This post inspired me. 🙂
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  6. Soumya says:

    You already are the best! <3
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  7. Obsessivemom says:

    Happy birthday again Parul. I loved your list and the resolution of making everyone smile is just sweet.

  8. Belated birthday wishes, to a wonderful blogger and a pen friend! May you have many many more, and may each one make you more satisfied and happier.
    Couldn’t have been a better occasion to tell you to hop on to my blog for a Liebster 🙂

  9. Vineeta Srivastava says:

    Today I will thank all the blog readers of Parul for wishing , loving and blessing her .
    God bless u all

  10. Shilpa Garg says:

    Oh yes, birthdays are perfect for new beginnings. Wishing you the very best as you tick off your goals and dreams in the year ahead! Cheers ♥
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  11. Kala says:

    Happy Birthday Parul. Wonderful thoughts and resolutions. Im sure you lived up to, or maybe over-achieved your targets! All the very best!
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  12. Debbie D. says:

    Happy Birthday, Parul! 🙂 As they say: “This is the first day of the rest of your life.” You’ve set some admirable goals for yourself. Wishing you much success!
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  13. Laurel Regan says:

    A very Happy Birthday to you, Parul! And thank you for sharing your birthday reflections. 🙂
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  14. nabanita says:

    Many, many happy returns of the day Parul..May you be the best in each of your role and may you be able to d everything you plan to 🙂
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  15. NJ says:

    Happy Bday Dear 🙂 Have a wonderful and blissful day 🙂 Keep smiling 🙂

  16. Bhavikk Shah says:

    Hello Parul Maam,
    Wishing you many many happy returns of the day
    Happy Birthday ,
    Keep sharing wonderful thoughts of yours with us
    Have a blessed year ahead 🙂
    Enjoy evry moments of life 🙂
    Regards
    Bhavikk shah
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  17. Akhila says:

    Many Many happy Returns of the day…

  18. Rajiv Bakshi says:

    Happy Birthday the Saggitarian Parul . You indeed spread Happiness among all including me who have never met you but seen enough of your bright Pics 🙂

  19. Sreesha says:

    May you achieve all that you set out to! Especially the one about overcoming fear, cos once you do that, I’ll steal that secret from you 😛

    Happy birthday, darling!
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  20. Happy Bday Parul! Sometimes it feels strange that a person you’ve never met, you’ve never talked with becomes so familiar in your heart and mind. I’ve been following your posts regularly and by your words, you’ve created a significant bond in my memory. May you be blessed all strength and endurance that is needed to accomplish all that’s in your heart, mind and soul!
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  21. Happy birthday Parul 🙂 Can I tell you that you are a wonderful person and it was great for me to meet you in person this year and to know you over this time period? Your thoughts in this post give a new perspective to taking stock of positive things which happened in the last year. May we all grow wiser with every passing year because getting older is just one part of the whole plan.

  22. Eli says:

    Yay! Hipp hurray! And so great to think like this: new beginning, fresh start:-) And some great goals you have set up dear Parul! Yes, be the best person you can- for yourself, and all the rest will follow.Hugs
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  23. Happy wala budday and so proud of your achievements, Parul. Be a rockstar.

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