Happy Birthday, Carlo Rossi! ♥

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Nicajoice 1 Comments

This dear friend of mine has always been the kind of person who gives up almost everything and sacrifices his own happiness for the sake of those he loves. And despite his personal struggles in life, he never ever fails to lend a helping hand and a shoulder to cry on. He throws amazing jokes that could brighten up a gloomy day or cheer up a weary heart.

And so, on his special day, we celebrated the life that has somehow made this world less lonely for twenty-three years, the life that has touched lives in his own simple ways... the life that is Carlo's (or for some, Ross').

Living away from our families, I totally understand how lonely birthdays could get... how it is to long for the usual birthday celebrations mounted by our parents way back... how it is to wish that we are surrounded with the ones we dearly love - family and friends. So, last Sunday, we just had to take both roles for Carlo and make him feel that we are, somehow, his family...his home away from home... his friends through and through.

And one of the good things this dear friend of mine has is his capacity of appreciating even the simple things. He was teary-eyed that day.He thanked as countless times. And for me, seeing him beaming with gladness was a greater expression of gratitude than words could ever convey. It was even a bonus that the Shakey's crew sang their "Shakey's" version of the usual "Happy Birthday" song. It was a super fine night, with the awesome birthday celebrant (who's been beautifully losing weight, haha) and with the equally amazing, Junel and Ivy.

Carl, it is my prayer that you find lasting and genuine happiness. I think, it is that one great thing we are all aiming for. And I know that for you, such happiness means seeing the ones you love living a good life. May you never fail to give them strength I pray that you find someone who'll be your source of strength too. I hope you know that you can always count on me. And I always treasure our friendship.

This is a few days late, but just wanna shout out,

I'm still writing your story. :D

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