Almost all the world is on lockdown today and for birthday celebrants like me, it might be a unique experience. I’m kinda introverted so to be honest, I don’t usually throw parties during my birthday. Rather, I sit on a café and read a book. And that’s what exactly I did last year.
Given so, this form of isolation is not that new to me. Although of course, it is kinda “forced” due to the pandemic which inevitably has a different psychological effect on people. I mean, most of the time, we CHOOSE to be alone rather than be FORCED to do so.
Speaking of which, as I’ve mentioned, I chose to celebrate my birthday alone last year. And don’t get me wrong — I really, really enjoyed it. I just ordered food to give to my family and close relatives and then, I spent all day in the café, reading A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (which I haven’t finished until now lol cause as I have mentioned, Little Women was the first classic I’ve ever finished reading 😀 ) So there, I bought coffee and a piece of cake and had a capital time in the café. I remember feeling peaceful that time. ❤
However, I can say that I’m happy today. I mean, aside from just peaceful, I’M ENORMOUSLY HAPPY AND GRATEFUL. I spent the day with my family and although it was forced due to the lockdown, I enjoyed it. And I can see my parents were happy too. Aside from them, my aunts and cousins also made my day extra special. There’s fewer food that I was able to share with them due to the lockdown but it doesn’t matter. I simply feel that everybody’s happy and enjoying the day.
Perhaps, it is because of the change in perspective. It is indeed important that we have a friendly Universe.
I hope and pray that this will be a happy May! ❤