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Posts Tagged ‘Grateful’

[1: 2,004 of 10,000] Who Will You Thank Today?

In List on November 5, 2020 at 10:41 PM


  1. Thank you to the singers who are poets. They give me playlists that open my heart so wide I’m tuned in to joy.
  2. Thank you to the writers who are historians of fantasies. They open my imagination and kill every impossible fears in my veins.
  3. Thank you to the creators of nail polish stickers who are magicians. They lit parties as I type sacred words.
  4. Thank you to the critiques who pressed like. They are inviting me to connect with humanity with tenderness.
  5. Thank you to the photographers who are free. They make me tell a story that’s true to my Soul.

[1: 2,002 of 10,000] First Day Jitters

In Journal on November 4, 2020 at 9:38 PM

Even at my oldest age, I still feel my first day jitters today back at work after a local annual leave of six days. It was the same story during my teens in high school for my first day to start a semester. Was it really jitters or unconfined excitement?

Before going to bed the night before, I set the alarm at 5:30 AM to make sure I have enough time to do my well-being routine. The moment I woke up, I stretched, I say a longing prayer of a perfect day, did a meditation, yoga, journal, water my succulents that am propagating, enjoyed duck wrap for breakfast, wash the dishes, folded the dry laundry, took a bath, and off to work.

To crush my stress away knowing I have to go back to emails and pending works the fastest possible, I started with greeting someone a happy birthday, and it made me feel good of the surprise knowing it brought warmth to his heart with the shower of beautiful words and sweet cute gestures from our colleagues. I then remember why I love doing nice things to other people, it doesn’t just make someone feel good but it always backfire on me exponentially.

At the end of the day, being conscious of how the day went, I felt satisfied, I felt the grace of God hugging me every moment to calm my worried mind, and now ending my day blogging.

How was your day?

[1: 1,863 of 10,000] How Can I Not Be Grateful?

In Journal on January 15, 2017 at 9:45 PM


There was a time in my life that I live in an apartment with mice. The place was so small that one night, one crawled on me, and I never had a peaceful night ever again. At that time, I was working in a company that is in a brink of bankruptcy and it couldn’t pay me my salary.

Few years back, I quit my job with credit card debt, a bank loan to pay, and I have to be dependent on my sisters for about 7 months. I tried to sell my valuables and approached people I know who I don’t normally ask for personal loan. No one ever lend me any money but I was able to count on my sisters, and no one else. At that point, I promised to myself that I will never be in that position again, begging for money.

My parents were great. They were hard working and provided for my sisters and I until the business didn’t work out anymore. I never have to work and study, I just have to study and they work. As the business crashed, so is their relationship as a couple, and I even wondered if will I grow up to be like my mother? Strong, resourceful, but believed that to save her daughters she committed adultery. Without my mother’s effort, I wouldn’t be in Dubai right now with a comfortable life.

It is good to remember that life was never easy and I will never go back in time to change it. Why would I bother to go back if I have this very moment to make the best choice? How can I not be grateful when I now sleep on my own bed when I used to sleep on the floor with a mattress? How can I not be grateful if I am paid with an on time salary?

I can only be grateful and to pray too that I remain focused and courageous to be loving and creative.

[1: 1,801 of 10,000] What Does Your Heart Tell You?

In List on November 12, 2016 at 11:20 PM


I am the most inspired that I have ever been. I’m not sure what exactly am I doing right but for sure…

  1. I have a dream of publishing my second book and I am looking forward on that.
  2. I cannot stop being grateful with all the beautiful blessings and challenges that I have on my plate.
  3. I am hopeful that whatever sufferings there are in the world, it won’t hurt my soul, but I can do something to alleviate even a bit of what’s wrong, and it can start that I be kind “anyway”.
  4. I smile and I make the effort to be positive.
  5. I let go of the things that I couldn’t control.
  6. I pour my heart in the works that I do.
  7. Be not attached with both success and failures. Still practicing this though.
  8. Love other people even if I don’t get love back.
  9. Appreciate my accomplishments and celebrate in the privacy of my solidarity.
  10. Celebrate and do what makes me at peace in the moment.

[1: 1,792 of 10,000] Thx

In Journal on November 4, 2016 at 10:47 AM

Little girl with balloons on sky background

There is a feeling of lightness in my life including believing that I am blessed, I am joyful, and that a fire of passion burns within me that beyond doubt give me the push that I can accomplish anything. I am so grateful right now!

I keep an image of a quote from Oprah Winfrey that says, “I started out giving thanks for small things, and the more thankful I became, the more my bounty increased. That’s because what you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.”

The first time I read it, I always thought, it would be nice to reach that place where I am able to be grateful all the time, without the constant complain of what is going wrong, but seeing solutions and yes, simply being grateful.

Now that I read it again, since I am experiencing it, I understood the soul of those words. It speaks not only about the abundance of wealth (obviously what I am after so I can get out of the rat race), but the outpouring of peace that makes everything simple, not necessarily easy, because I have to still put in my beautiful efforts.

It is indeed a beautiful life if we know what exactly to tap.

[1: 1,710 of 10,000] What A Beauty!

In Journal on June 2, 2016 at 9:53 PM

Uluwatu Bali

Whenever I am in the presence of a majestic nature’s beauty, I give in to becoming in total awe and gratefulness. I couldn’t stop saying, “Thank you God.”

Being in privilege to see such beauty makes me think that whenever we feel like being irresponsible to destroy Earth, without proper discipline of littering, or acting greedy to throw harmful things not only to nature but also to fellow human, think of the picture that “it would be better to live in a beautiful world.”

The water and the waves were so vast, it looks endless and magnificent. I enjoyed every moment that the rolling waves hum, feeling the mist of the sea as it hugs the rocks, and the painted colours as it moves like freely dancing infront of everyone to truly adore.

Thank you beautiful for giving me such a lovely feeling that fills my heart with LOVE.

[1: 1,681 of 10,000] I Am Alive And That Must Mean Something

In Journal on February 4, 2016 at 3:21 AM

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Being collected is a matter of making the decision of which face to display not necessarily for others but for myself and everyone. (Photo Source: http://www.sliptalk.com/girls-gone-ugly)

I am alive, breathing here on Earth, and that must mean something.

I am kinder to myself now, I know that I set goals to make my day worthwhile, but I am gentler and I listen to my body of what it can accomplish rather than always being at the edge. The edge that I mentioned is the dark place where I felt like losing control, being in the brink of crossing a sad space that my mind gives in to defeat all because what I have hoped others would react didn’t go as it would have given me comfort. The whole point of surrendering about other’s decisions that aren’t my control don’t necessarily reflect their personal opinion or judgment on me in the whole sense.

Others have gone by, they left because of death whether it was their freewill, it was their time, or is it really possible that people leave their bodily suit too soon? I like to believe that yes in essence we are a soul within a physical suit (physical body), that may experience different realm on earth and another lifetime on to the next. Everytime I expererience a disappointment, my stress reaction is to fly and rushed to the next level of living, wherein I am imagining that it is lighter, where there’s deeper understanding, and that there is no more need for pain of all kinds. When I collect my thoughts… When I am composed and able to control my scared ego, I find peace and see life as simple, exciting, joyful, full of wonderful hopes and challenges that is worth facing and overcome; and then after all of it, I come out better than I was yesterday.

All I have to do is to do not panic. It is not an easy task for me right now, but I could feel God’s presence and connection with my very soul, and He caresses the real ME to hold on, have courage, and be grateful for my life because I am meant to be here for amazing tasks to contribute. I have to work with the people around me with gentleness and love. I should not put judgment and always feel like I am being personally attacked. I must admit my mistake and learn from the experience.I seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance for intellect to have the right people and solutions to move further. I am right now requesting for divine intervention because in reality, I cannot do it alone. I need all the best help that I can get.

Thank you that I am building a new kind of strength in me every single day. Thank you that I try to find the beautiful instead of focusing on what is very wrong. Thank you for having the kind sanity that could make me move forward with a true loving smile. Thank you God. Thank you life. Thank you ME.

[1: 1,638 of 10,000] If There’s Only One Prayer I Need To Learn

In Prayer on November 1, 2015 at 5:51 AM

ShowIf there’s only one prayer that I need to learn, may it be to say “thank you for all the beautiful and challenging matters that are going on in my life,” because then I amplify what’s good and I’ll be given the courage to face what’s not easy.

I was so used of not understanding the power of “thank you” but now I know that it helps even better to make everything looks beautiful, breezy, and absolutely delightful for every surprise that pops up.

I love books and finances are tight that I just couldn’t splurge spending, not right now, and what the universe sees as a solution is sending different people who are even located in different countries to send me books to read. How kind and generous is the God who sees my deepest desires and answers them in His most amazing ways.

I will never understand everything, His majestic plan, but every once in awhile, He lets me see a glimpse and it’s magnificent and I feel all right despite the odds that I have to conquer.

Dear God,

Thank you God for yet another beginning of the month where I know you would be there supporting me with my endeavours. Thank you that I am able to stand tall and with energy to keep moving forward. Thank you for the strength that you continue to bestow upon me to overcome my inner resistance.

Thank you that you allow me to serve you…

What would you have me do?

Where would you have me go?

What would you have me say and to whom?

I am sorry whenever I get lost of my path. I am sorry that I couldn’t control my ego that demands an audience. I am sorry I get a little mad because I get defeated by my fears to start and finish.

I need you God. Only with your love that I feel comforted. With your peace and blessings that my works are anointed. Bless me that today I will remain calm and accomplish great works to honor you, to honor the gifts that you’ve given me, and to honor you through the people that I serve.

This I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

[1: 1,633 of 10,000] I Am Grateful For The Calm

In Journal on October 27, 2015 at 6:37 AM

Good Day

It’s 6:10 Tuesday morning and I watch the sky turns brighter for the day. I am grateful for the calm, I am truly grateful that I recognise the calm that is building inside of me. I have bended my knees and said my prayer, it got to be a terrific day!

It’s truly fantastic to see the beauty of simple things. I know people have different point of views and I’d like to share my truths.

  1. I went to bed at almost 2ish in the morning, I was full of energy because in the evening, I was fed with a delicious Italian take-out! I was in love with the chicken and mushroom risotto along with Tagliatelle Salmon with Caviar, Formaggi Pizza, and Coke Light. I share the hearty meal with my beloved sissy.
  2. I also finish tons of works that would help out the company where I work before heading to bed. I have such confidence that my load was lesser with the checked items. I am so amazed that my energy level is at the top making me focus so well. I get my hefty salary on time and it is motivating to give back excellence, striving to be great!
  3. I am having a left over couscous and eggs for breakfast and drinking warm and sweet peppermint tea. It’s a blessed food that would give me energy for the morning.
  4. I have a new pillow to sleep on giving me a sweet slumber.
  5. The quiet apartment and gently lit makes my heart smile and feeling loved and serenaded.

I have nothing to complain about but there are much that I can share to the world. 🙂 May you have a ridiculously amazing day.

[1: 1,606 of 10,000] Something Magical About October

In Journal on October 1, 2015 at 6:15 AM


There is something magical about October, it’s like heaven whispering to my ears that great news kept coming in, more abundance are pouring, new experience will excite me, and there are endless wonderful people to meet.

Thank you for this peace and the love bursting out from my heart. It is true that when I focus on the beautiful feelings and attitude, I could experience it even more. It’s a wonderful state and I invite you to be there.

My heart still feel the sadness, pain, and fear that others live by but I am not anxious because I know God will find ways to reach them and the great thing about it is He uses us, the extraordinary people, with an amazing love to share.

Have an October 1st filled with amazing surprises. 🙂

There is something magical about October… simply because I believed it to be so.