ANOTHER year is over and another just begun! And that's how someone feels upon reaching his 40 something birthday.

As I start my journey this year for another round of work, school and booze, please let me thank first and foremost God almighty for being there all the time and not letting go. To my mom, dad and siblings, to my uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces and to my family and friends for taking me us their friend not just in times of happiness but in times of grief as well.

Too much drama hey! But I decided to share with you laughter instead of drama as the following would show how everyone feels upon gaining another year of challenges.

Two tips on your birthday:

1) Forget the past, you can't change it.

2) Forget the present, I didn't get you one.

Money's tight

Times are hard

Here's your friggin’ birthday card

You would have loved the gift I didn't bother getting you.

You're another year older and another year wiser

So put your brain to work and figure out there ain't no gift for you.

You're older.

You're wiser.

You're sophisticated.

You're far too mature to be concerned with material things, like presents.

There were a lot of famous people born on your birthday. Too bad you aren't one.

A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun.

Enjoy the trip.

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

So many candles...so little cake.

Birthdays are like boogers, the more you have the harder it is to breathe.

Some words of wisdom for your birthday, "Smile while you still have teeth!"

With age comes wisdom. (You're one of the wisest people I know!)

We know we're getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it.

Don't think of it as getting older, think of it as becoming a classic.

Another year older, none the wiser.

Count your blessings, not your wrinkles.

I'll always think of you as someone older than me. Happy Birthday.

You know you're getting old when you walk up the stairs and call it exercise. Happy Bday!

Not just a year older, but a year better.

Here's to another year of experience.

Just like fine wine, you grow better with the years.

Happy Birthday to someone who is forever young.

You're not getting older, just more distinguished.

Because you're you, I'm celebrating today! Happy Birthday

You're older today than yesterday but younger than tomorrow, Happy Bday!