My Birthday Wish: A More Appreciative World.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Hello lovelies..


My sweet 16th birthday was last Tuesday, so i finally decided to write something 'special' with some appreciation of my own. A lot has changed in the past year or so, for better and worse. Change has touched every aspect of my life, from family and friends, to where i live and study. It’s been a year of loss, anger, sadness, fear and pain, but it’s also been a year of new beginnings, happiness and love. 


I’ve discovered that life isn’t fair. Bad things happen to good people. Sometimes a lot of bad things happen at once. There will be times when we feel like the whole world is against us, and things can’t possibly get any worse. And then they will. But, the thing is, there’s always someone, somewhere, who's worse off than we're, as hard as that may be to believe. Putting things in perspective is incredibly powerful.


All of this change has caused me to change as well. I’ve learned that we have two choices when it comes to facing life’s obstacles: let them defeat you, or take the opportunity to learn and grow. Although i didn't realize it at the time, the most difficult experiences of the past year have taught me a lot about myself and made me appreciate all that i have.


For quite a while, i wasn’t sure where i wanted to go with the rest of this post. I probably re-wrote it half a dozen times, unsure of what message i wanted to get across. I was going to list all of the people and things that i appreciate, but i believe that appreciation is something that should be part of our everyday lives. It’s not just for special days like birthdays, and it shouldn’t take a tragic event to motivate us to take a step back and be grateful.


If you take nothing else away from the Appreciation Revolution, i hope you realize that life's a precious gift. It's beautiful and fulfilling, frustrating and exciting, but it's also unpredictable. So, make every moment count, and don’t take anything or anyone for granted. Stop making excuses. Say things like ‘thank you,’ ‘I love you,’ ‘I appreciate your hard work,’ and ‘You mean so much to me.’ It's my hope that The Appreciation Revolution will not end when the last post goes up, but will continue to live on through all of you.


When I close my eyes and prepare to blow out the candles on my birthday cake, i won’t just be making a wish. I’ll be taking a moment to appreciate my life, and all of the wonderful, beautiful, people and things that make it all worthwhile.


In case you were wondering…



 I'm officially 16 years old yihuuu


P/S:  Thank you all for the birthday wishes and making my birthday such a special one! I had a wonderful 16th birthday and your sweet comments contributed greatly to my wonderful day.



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46 comments

  1. hepi belated bufday sweetie
    wow so young! may Allah bless u @.@

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  2. Happy Birthday sweet 16th ! Have an enjoyable life. Visit from Sahabat Blogger :)

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  3. bru 16 tahun ke..ingat da 20 tahun tdi..hee

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  4. muda lagi sayang : )

    happy besday Fara Arissha semoga dipanjang umur,dimurahkan rezeki dan jadi anak yang baik dan solehah ye .happy selalu

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  5. 16? been there...!

    swit la kamu!

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  6. sweet 16! i wish i was 16 again T_T~

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  7. oh baru 16 ke...??

    anyway happy belated birthday yer...semoga sukses selalu...:)

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  8. kamu baru 16??u look matured than ur age,but cute..teheeeee :D
    btw,happy blastday yaa.hope ur life full with bless

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  9. alhamdulillah. live the life to fullest insyaAllah.

    happy belated birthday! sweet 16! ;)

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  10. Happy belated birthday adik. =)

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  11. happy belated birthday. God bless!

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  12. eppy birthday arisha... may god bless u.. ;-)

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  13. Lah 16 tahun ke.. so young lor..
    Anyway, Happy belated birthday adik ^__^ sweet 16! may God bless n all ur wishes come true :)

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  14. again, happy birthday arishaa...semoga makin comel dari sehari ke sehari...hehehe :)

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  15. happy belated besday farra..

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  16. happy birthday arisha. May Allah bless you dear. :)

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  17. eppy belated bday sweety farra ..
    cute lah adik nie ;)

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  18. Happy belated B'day Arissa..
    may Allah bless u..^^

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  19. hey its your beday darling ^_^
    hepi belated birthday :))
    may Allah bless you

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  20. Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. i really appreciate the kindness! ;)

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  21. happy birthday sweetie..br 16 thn..tp adik matang sgt dr pemikiran

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  22. Farra ure so cute :) Terima kasih kerana singgah di blog saya :)

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  23. Sweet 16??!! Woww, i'm envy on u dear... Kihkihkih... Anyway, happy belated birthday. Semoga bahagia selalu :)

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  24. hepy belated bday dear..
    may Allah bless you :)





    with luv,
    cik ana <3

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  25. happy belated birthday yer...sweet 16...:)

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  26. selamat ulang tahun kelahiran!, semoga bahagia sentiasa. :D

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  27. happy belated birthday dear. sorry lambat tau.hihihi..

    obstacles make us stronger. sometimes things may not be what they seem. Allah know the best for us.

    and happy sweet 16 ms gorgeous.

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  28. Everyone was shocked that i'm only 16 years old little girl. but still, it's a fact. :)

    and once again, thanks a lot for wishing me a happy birthday. :') God bless.

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  29. serius baru 16 tahun? u look very matured!! happy belated birthday~ semoga panjang umur dan murah rezeki~

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  30. Arisha 16 ke?Baru tahu ^_^ Hehe happy belated birthday dear :)

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  31. Elysa sofia , happy birthday...Semoga dimurahkan rezeki kamu...

    muda lagi ye kamu...sweeet...

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  32. happy belated birthday dear...

    semoga pnjg umo, di murahkan rezeki n ceria selalu..:)

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  33. sweet 16th! happy birthday dear!
    Wishing u all the best things in life =) moga pjalanan hidup diberkati =)

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  34. hepi belated besday dear...hadiah x leh nak bagi la,,sebab malas nak pos..kihkih

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  35. your besday 8 mei is it? mine 7 mei. hehehe

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  36. Happy belated birthday dear:)

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