I never had a birthday party.
I never wanted to have a party for me.
But I always have birthday celebration with family or friends.
For many years, I really do not see much significance of a birthday.
Last thursday morning, I found my reason to celebrate birthday.
I walked towards my mum, putting my hands on her shoulders and said this to her while I hold back my tears:
"Mama, thank you for giving birth to me.
Thank you for raising me up."
My mum just smiled and did not say anything.
When I was on my way to work, I received a message from her “生日快乐” - Happy Birthday.
This is her way of expressing her love.
Birthday should be a day of gratitude.
Think about the kindness I have received throughout my life.
Without their kindness, I won't be around.
Be grateful towards my parents, my siblings, my relatives, my friends, my teachers etc....
I am nothing without them.
A simple porridge prepared by my mum when I was sick.
I am grateful for it.