Why I am choosing to remain grateful despite of the many unfortunate events happening every now and then?
The answer is plain and simple, just waking up’s more than enough to be thankful –alive and breathing normally for the last 45 years, bonus part is I wake up everyday with that person I choose to spend a lifetime. And then the list goes like more than a hundred more.
I have a home to come home to everyday and shelter me during storms. I’m lucky to climb a fluffy bed, with soft sheets and plush pillows after a hard day work. All the donkeywork is so worth it when you have something you call home; it just feels safe.
I don’t have to fetch water from somewhere else because I have running water in my sink and in my bathroom everytime I need it (thank you Manila Water for bringing back our normal supply). Though I don’t get to wear new and branded clothes recently, I am assured I have clean and decent pieces to pull-out of my closet every working day. And sturdy shoes for walking, at least I saved a few exclusive pieces from clearance sale from way back.
While I am used to public transport, I have a good running wagon that can take me to places. Somedays I need to rush for work or appointments, I always have pin money for private cars or taxicabs because that is comfort and the only luxury I can’t give up. I have a great workplace to mention though I always think that I am underpaid for the job role. I have thoughts of multinational companies that can take me and doubled my paycheck but I’m not good in making quick decisions and not a risk taker at all. Just so that, I’m thankful for the work I have for the past 20 years.
Who doesn’t love eating out to your heart’s content? My love for prime ribs is just equally the same as my love for the smell of 7-11 meals nowadays. I may have missed eating at posh hotels and luxury buffets but then I don’t go hungry. And we have fruit bearing trees that gives us food, in fact a healthier alternative to fast-food foods. We have enough allowance for weekend markets and simple parties which we enjoyed at our loving home.
I may had lost people and pets as time passed but fortunate to have good memories of them –etched in my heart and they always serve as a reminder for me to keep going and that life should be valued in all form. I’m thankful for the gift of family and friends everyday.
Some of you may have wonder what the heck is with me and this post. Hello blogosphere! I’m missing how it’s used to be, I’m not ranting really how life sucks. It’s just that sometimes in the middle of adversity, I tend to think it never ends. And honestly, I felt I’m less prayerful now, I pray only when something isn’t right. I don’t even know how to pray properly or effectively for that matter. Whenever I try to pray, I run out of things to say and sometimes I fall asleep while praying and I would feel guilty after. So, this post is all about gratitude and inspiration.
A recent picture of moi looking in the pink of condition in every angle; my social media life screams the same so let’s keep it that way. Real people in my life knows better.
And though there are more bumps coming my way, there may be more fall backs and life hacks, failures and disappointments and even death –I entrust everything to God.
I may not be as healthy as I think I am nonetheless I am blessed and so you are.
Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that never loses faith in God.