Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I AM 55 TODAY!

I woke up at 5.20 this morning. Soon after my hp began ringing...happy birthday wishes from Syazwan and Diyana. My wife, disturbed by my toss and turnings woke up and gave me a peck on the cheeks as she wished me Happy Birthday.

Well, you know what? I'm 55 today. Those days it was mandatory for government servants to retire at 55!

With my birthday today, this means that I have lived 20,075 days on this precious Earth.

The question is how many more days I have to spend here with my family? How should I spend the remaining days?

Career wise, I just have another year with the department. I'm retiring this date next year. Come July 22 2010 I have worked with the department for 29 years 2 months and 6 days.

Many people ask me why I should retire at 56. I told them I want to rest, take a break, run away from unnecessary stresses and do something that I like.

I want to pass on all that I have learnt, especially in Pathology, to the young ones out there before I forget. God has blessed me with some knowledge and skill that I think will go to waste if not properly passed on to those who need them.

I want to give more to my ailing parents that I have somewhat neglected because of the work.

I want to make preparations for that sure-to-come day. I confess that I am not yet prepared for that. Too many days just passed by like that. Been too busy with this temporary world.

Today, the countdown to retirement begins.

Just received a call from Mohd Dan a friend who shares the same birthday.

May Allah bless me with health, peace and tranquility to continue on. Retiring does not mean stop working...it is just stop working with the present department...

5 comments:

Martin said...

Happy birthday Dato'! If we live till this age with a happy family and good health, we are well blessed by God.

Sharifah Aminah said...

Happy birthday Dato'.
Your birthday is sharing with my son. He is now 25.

azahar said...

Thank you Sharifah. Ya ke? Tolong sampaikan ucapan Happy Birthday kepada anak lelaki Sharifah. Dia kerja apa? Dah kawin ke?

Staff JPV Phg said...

Happy birthday Dato' semoga ALLAH memberkati hidup Dato' sekeluarga..

idriss94 said...

Give thank to Allah. who is the sustainer.