Sunday, September 6, 2020

Celebrating Birthday at the Farm

Life is good. No matter what challenges we're going through, still there's a reason to celebrate and to be grateful for. 

Since I'm celebrating my birthday, I have it at the farm for the first time. It's also the first year since we started to develop a portion for tree planting and just recently for organic vegetable farming.

It feels great to celebrate birthday in a completely different setting and together with my family in my hometown. The previous years' celebration were in Manila. That was a joyful and a jolly celebration back then; pre-COVID.

On this year 2020, is a simple yet meaningful celebration as I contemplate on life's meaning and purpose.

What's there waiting for me?

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a lot had changed. Uncertainties and vulnerabilities are on the consciousness. That life really matters above all. That life is too short. And that life is precious.

To make a wish on a birthday is truly important and meaningful since we attract what we ask for, and become even more powerful when people who are dear to us are sending their best wishes.

Like a group prayer, we often materialize our wishes and hearts' desires when more people are there to celebrate with us.

However, through the years, as we reach a certain level of maturity, we tend to direct our wishes not just to ourself, but more on the people who matters most in our life.

Our wishes tend to become more specific,  less on material aspirations, and centering more on our wellbeing and enlightenment.

This pandemic teaches us to go back to the basic; to review and renew our life and making our best effort to present a new 'us' to the world.

Celebrating birthday at the farm is about celebrating the natural world. Not surrounded by many people, but with trees, plants and vegetables.

A serene environment, with fresher air, blue skies, chirping birds and lush greeneries.

My deepest gratitude for another year of surviving through life's challenges. To my family and friends and above all to the Divine; the greatest source of life and the greatest reason of living.

Life surely goes on and I will never forget that life is too short. That we have to live it well, and to live our greatest life; only the best life we deserve.

© 2020 Del Cusay