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Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Art of Being Thankful

How often do we show gratitude? On Thanksgiving? On Memorial Day? On Christmas? Birthdays? When we get good news? But what about for ordinary days like this? What about for the rest of year? Are we not grateful on a daily basis?

I have mentioned before that gratitude for me is an art. Yes, the art of being thankful everyday! And this feeling of gratitude towards everything helps enormously in changing one's mindset and well-being. They say gratitude bridge the gap between what we have and what we do not have. It is only when we appreciate the things we have that we can make ourselves ready to receive more blessings!

So today, I am so happy to share to you random things that I have been grateful for the past days...they are but not limited to the following --

♥ I am thankful for the challenge I had at work early this week, the ruminations allowed me to see different perspectives and have made me grow professionally somehow. As I have always said, my work has been and is a humbling experience for me. It made me strong as a person. It showed me how people's trust can be broken and how one can be taken advantaged of, yet it is always our choice not to be like them at the end of it. Whatever ideals I have at the workplace, I am trying to be that ideals and the change I want them to be. Everything is made possible with God's grace...

♥ I have flu and colds is really making me uncomfortable. But I am grateful that despite all, I am still able to go to work and do all the things which I need to attend.

♥ I am thankful for being invited by CIE as one of the members of their panel for their students defense. This is something I am honored to do...and I would love to talk more about this over the weekend.

♥ I am grateful to have finally started the materials I need for conducting trainings. With that is the gratefulness of meeting wonderful people whom I can work with on this project.

♥ I am thankful for having my best friend Pia again! LOL We have not met for a very long time and to have her around brings so much joy in my heart. It is like I have found a missing part of me... Truly friends are God's wonderful gifts!

♥ I am thankful for my Mom's fast recovery. She had asthma attack last weekend and for her age and with her health history, it is just scary...yet she responded well with the medication and is getting better each day.

♥ I am thankful for the gift of friends I found here...

♥ I am thankful for the life I have...

♥ I am thankful to have found Christ in my life...

And let me end my Thankful Thursday post with a favorite passage from the Bible -

    1 Chronicles 29:11-13(KJV)

    "Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power
    and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
    for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
    Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom;
    you are exalted as head over all.

    Wealth and honor come from you;
    you are the ruler of all things.
    In your hands are strength and power
    to exalt and give strength to all.

    Now, our God, we give you thanks,
    and praise your glorious name."

Everyday is the best time
to give thanks!

Please check Thankful Thursday
d together let us celebrate
all the
things we should
be grateful for!


Denise said...

I hope you feel better very soon.

Anonymous said...

Nice blessings. Happt TT.

Grammy said...

Happy Thankful Thursday.
I am glad you have Pia in your life. Friends are amazing.

Richard said...

We should all count our blessings.

Rita T. said...

You have a wonderful list. Friends are great to have and I'm thankful for them too. Man is not meant to be alone. Hope you feel better soon.

Michele Williams said...

Feel better soon! Such a sweet thankful list... Blessings...

Laurie Ann said...

Praying you feel better soon and that your mom has no more attacks. What a great list of blessings you have going on! Happy Thankful Thursday!

Unknown said...

Great TT list. I enjoy hoping over here each week to read. Have a great weekend. Hugs.

broca's area said...

so nice:)

as u said it indeed is a art!!

am grateful for my pofession and family:)

p.s-my regards to ur mom!!...[wht med were given?]