A Thank You A Day

Gratitude on Day 1

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2017, and just like that, it’s here with us. Here’s to reflecting on the past year, but for me it goes beyond 2016 through to 2015. Little did people know I had my fair share of tribulations. I can say that these were times when my principles were tested, my beliefs opposed and myself pushed to the limit. Why gratitude for the first day of 2017? Because, I am well, I stood resilient, stronger than ever. I defeated the battles that now made me, me. I emerged through, carrying with me lessons learned. Although of course, learning is inevitable, it keeps on going, it doesn’t halt. Same goes for changes. And compared to before, I embrace them. And know that each and every one of those contributes to wisdom. As with every battle, there are always the collaterals, some people we need to leave behind because we for sure know, that their story in our book has already ended and it can’t progress anymore. And we are most certain, that in order for as to move forward with our story, we have to let go. So I let go of these people, once dearest ones and even some friends. I am thankful nonetheless, for every lesson that they provided, regardless good or bad, still constitutes to our wisdom, to our life experiences, and we utterly grow from it.

Immensily grateful for the people in my life who stood by without judgments, but only support and love. No man is an island indeed, and we can only move on knowing that we are loved and cared for by these people. So for that, I am eternally grateful. You guys now who you are. 🙂 

Most of all, grateful to my Lord, who always guides me and takes care of me. And at this point in my life, I won’t ever get bitter over unfortunate life events for I know that God knows what is best for me. People in our lives have their purpose and the Almighty knows who He should keep in our lives.

So 2017 and the rest of the year in my life, I am ready for anything. 🙂 

Unexpectedly Back

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You know those days when you are feeling nostalgic, of a place you fell in love with, of those younger days, full of innocence and vibrancy exploring a foreign place. I got that a couple of months back, dreamy about San Francisco. Back in 2008, I fell in love, of the cool crisp weather, the coastal side, its neatness compared to other US cities. And unexpectedly I am back. As I am writing this, I am on board a hop on hop off bus, under direct sunlight, on the roof top of this bus, in Sausalito. 🙂 


And while we are waiting for the trip back to the city, I decided to compose this, a simple ode to being grateful for moments like this. Oh you might ask why unexpected, it’s because I am here on an unplanned business trip to Las Vegas and they just told me about it a lil over a month ago. I’m actually glad I said yes. 


So yeah, just a couple of minutes of putting into writing the thankfulness I am having deep within. 

Watch out soon for this trip’s blog post. 🙂

Recovering

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Thank you to my Almighty Father, that after days of being in pain, here I am once again, recovering and well. Thank you Lord, with all my heart!

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Arigato Gozaimasu!

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Back in Singapore! Back to regular programming. Gahhh, I’ve just landed few hours ago and I am already missing Japan. I miss everything about it and already, I am planning which prefecture I will visit there next.  I am thankful that God has made the trip safe for me, that I landed back here in whole piece – safe and sound, and that He allows me to travel and visit places anew. Indeed, it was a good 5 day trip to Tokyo and Fuji.

The giddy me while crossing the busiest pedestrian, Shibuya.

It feels a bit of a down side getting back here, knowing that work awaits and I am back to routine. But then, He gave me this opportunity to work here and be able to enjoy the other aspects of life because of that. Thus, I should be more thankful than feel low in spirits.

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