A Grateful Sunday.
I said thank you that I get a wake up call from my family this Sunday and was reminded to greet my youngest sister (who lives abroad) a “happy birthday” through messenger.
I said thank you that I was able to go to church.
I said thank you that old friends were excited to see me again.
I said thank you that I get to meet an old friend’s newborn baby for the first time and carried her in my arm.
I said thank you that I get to meet a beachfriend’s first baby and stared at his beautiful face.
I said thank you that I had picture with the bride-to-be beachfriend with the future bridesmaids (we missed my sister, Sasha, this time).
I said thank you that I was able to stop myself over spending.
I said thank you that I had a great Sunday.
And I seem to be hustling to find something to be thankful for. I guess I begin to be less mindful of the vastness of God’s blessings because of cares of the world. You see, when I start to look at what the world worry so much – chaos in the country, technology, fashion, famous and what not – I start to take another road and fail to remember the goodness of God.
But still, I found something to be thankful for though the world tried to snatch my attention to this goal – Being Thankful.
I said thank you that I was able to finish all my events (at work) though I have to stay longer than usual in the office.
I said thank you that I was able to do my “to-do-list” for the day – print the pix for the wedding of Francis & Lilibeth and framed it as my gift to them.
I said thank you that I had a great breakfast that I have been craving for weeks now – Seattle’s Best.
I said thank you that I get to sleep a lot on my rest day.
I was a bit down today, but still, I was able to be grateful for some little things.
I said thank you when it only drizzled while on my way to work.
I said thank you that I was able to catch up on the shuttle to get to work before my shift starts.
Day three and counting. And it seems that being thankful is slowly falling off oddly when you had lousy day. But still, forcing myself to be thankful regardless is something to live on so it won’t be hard to have a grateful heart in good times or in bad times.
I said thank you that I had a restful sleep from 1012am to 5pm.
I said thank you that it was raining while I prepare for work so I won’t forget my umbrella and bring my hair iron to fix my hair when I get to work.
I said thank you that I was able to get aboard the UV express van bound to Market Market unexpectedly parked after boarding a passenger before me.
I said thank you that the heavy rain turned to drizzle when I reached Market Market to wait for the shuttle to work.
I said thank you that I was one of the 18 first passengers to board the next shuttle.
I said thank you that the rain stopped when I reached the office so I won’t have to open my umbrella towards Tower 3 (I have to walked past the Tower 1 & 2).
I said thank you that I still have 8mins to fix my hair and 5 minutes to log in to LH (LightHouse).
I said thank you that our Manager is lenient, that I can still have my dinner even if my shift is about to start at 8pm.
I said thank you that I can change my wet shoes to “slip on” so my feet would dry while I work.
Since I cannot bring myself to read the bible as I haven’t done for the longest time, I started to say my “thank you” to God. Hoping that this sleeping “ME” would be awaken and go back to God.
I said thank you when I was able to get up from the bed even before the 3rd alarm hit from my two phones despite the sleepless bedtime.
I said thank you when I was able to get on board the FX bound to market market to get me to the shuttle for work right before 7pm.
I said thank you that I have my umbrella with me when it starts to drizzle while waiting for the next shuttle to work and had me boarded before it poured down really hard.
I said thank you that I still have an active mind doing my work even without sleep, a restful sleep.
I guess, starting to say thank you to God for little things will give me heart that is truly grateful and return back to God without hesitation.
i prayed when my heart worries
worries that my mother or my father would be gone
prayed to the GOD above
to keep them safe
to give them long life
to have them see me off when i marry
when i bear my first child
when i deliver my child
for them to hold my kid with a smile
and have them spoil my kid with love and affection
for them to pray for my kid
but i prayed with hope
hope that God heard me