Thankful and Blessed

Overwhelming is how i’ll describe 2012 and we haven’t even said our goodbyes yet. Now I can say, whatever has or will happen, no matter what challenges I have and will face, or how many heights I will still climb, or how many people I’ve loved and loved me, when all is said and done and I take that final look over my shoulder, what will humble me the very most is knowing that I am a child of God and that without HIM, I am nothing.

Thankful because I am blessed; or blessed because I am thankful? It doesn’t matter for I believe I am both. Thankful for I have a family who are also my friends and blessed because I have friends whom I have chosen to be my family. Thankful because I am blessed to be a blessing.

 

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My Dearest God,

Thank You!

Thank you for the golden years (plus, plus 🙂 ), filled with all kinds of colors. I believe you love me too much that I can say, in my life,  there had been more joys than pain;  and that despite all the pruning I would always emerge the victor knowing that your love will see me through.

Thank you for  the gift of life. Thank you for today, another day to become the better person that you wanted me to be.   Thank you for tonight, another time to rest and recharge.

Thank You for your gift of nature, for the golden sun, the blue sky, the white clouds, the green trees, the gentle wind. Thank You for the beauty of Your creation, we so often take for granted.

Thank You for all the blessings.   I have money to do what I want most: travelling; to pay for all my daily needs and even some more to help others in need, not only of material things but for emotional support.

Thank you for I have eyes to see, ears to hear, tongue to taste and speak.  Thank You for I have nose to smell the flowers, I have hands to touch, to encode, to text, to carry my things . Thank you I have mind to imagine beautiful things, and a heart that loves, and a life to touch other lives.

Thank You, I have my family and friends, the people I  love and who I believed love me in return.

Thank You for pushing me to accept challenges I thought I could never surpass.  They molded me and equipped me. They made me a wiser and a better person, striving to be compassionate, understanding and loving.

Thank You for the joy, hope, peace and love You plant each day in my heart .

Thank You I can write this post now to be able to share your goodness and your love. And now may I say, “I love you too.”

With all my love,

JO

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All I Want for Christmas :)

We usually associate the Christmas season with gift-giving (or gift-swapping) as an expression of love and appreciation to people who mattered.  Sometimes, we even identify motifs to make the job easier for the giver.

Since you are an important component of my social circle, I’d like to give you an idea on what I really want this Christmas based on the themes listed below.

Something small:   a picture of you with me..

Something big:   an enlarged picture of you and me.. 

Something cute:  of course, another picture of you with me with a puppy in between… cute di ba?

Something soft:  hmmm… something made of cotton.. a pillow, yes a pillow.. or maybe a huggable teddy 🙂

Something techie:   an IPAD.. WOW!  the simplest gift of all 🙂

Something red:   your blood… Joke lang, Vampire! Twilight effect   seriously though, a red stiletto.. joke pa rin pala 🙂

Something wearable:  earrings.. dangling earrings singing ding-a-ling   

Something you need:  just a little LOVE.. sabi kasi ni mike, ‘Give Love on Christmas day! 

Something sweet:  just YOU, thinking about.. hmmm.. sweet ka, d iba? 

Note: Re-written after attending my first Christmas Party this year, (courtesy of course, of PhilMSTQ) 01 December 2012, UP University Hotel.

Disclaimer: not original… adopted the idea from a blog subscription which is out of memory now.. mahirap na ma-sotto, di ba?