Tuesday, April 29, 2008

#90 - The Gratitude Challenge

By, Maryannaville

Need it clarified? Please, inquire within.


Monday, April 28, 2008

#89 - The GRATITUDE Challenge

By Kim,

I am exceedingly grateful every day for my two children
Alexander and Charlotte

They are my inspiration



#88 - So what am I grateful for?

By, Shinade

Well for one thing that I made it through this challenge. Just kidding:-)

The Painted Veil
Oklahoma, USA

Friday, April 25, 2008

#87 - Gratitude

By, Bokjae

This tag from Rainbows is past overdue! My apologies but glad that I can do this today! I guess people generally fall into these two categories and i.e. "Grateful Type" or "Complaining Type". Read a book sometime back called the "Power of Gratitude" and Wow! really eye-opening! Personally I was not the grateful type but through the years and thank God, He slowly changed me into one! As Steve Jobs said, one can only connect the dots in life through hindsight; I can say that we have much to be thankful and grateful for! Yeah occasionally we slipped back into Mr. Complain but we have to check ourselves each and every time this happens. So feel free to join this train and share gratitude around! It makes the World a better place for sure!


By, Lynda

Every single moment of time is worthy of itself. What a broad and open statement, eh? But, it is the truth. If you live life in the present, which is the healthiest way to live, you will find that each moment has something imperative to offer to your life and time, and in discovering this, you will find gratitude an ongoing and easy part of each day...

I am grateful for the moments of my life, they are each embraced, each become a part of the whole of my existence, and each brings forth something, even if that something is not noticed until later, or does not seem to be important at the time, each moment is another weave in the tapestry of my life...

I try to live in gratitude always. Very rarely do I not. There is just too much to be grateful for, even when things are bad, and this is when being grateful serves a purpose with abundant measure. When things are bad, or seem less than gratifying, if we can sit and reflect on the wonderful parts of our lives, if we can list 5 things for which to be grateful for, the bad more or less dissolves, right before our eyes. It is like the mentality is only there as long as you allow it to be; negative elements disappear when we do not feed into them, for the positive is the element in which we are most comfortable. We use the negative as a crutch, as an excuse, and sometimes, we use it to hold ourselves back from lack of belief in ourselves or abilities. The negative is useless without us feeding it, and when we choose to be grateful over the negative, it is gone, even if something else less than perfect should suddenly appear...

Gratitude is an attribute which all people should learn and implement, each and every moment of their lives. Look around you, you will see, you have so very much to be grateful for, plus, the more grateful you are, the more wonders become obvious to you, which means even more positive in your life! Yes, every single moment of life is worthy of itself, it is all conceptual, therefore, the moments which you deem unworthy are self inclined...

Make this and every day a day of worth; find gratitude, embrace it, exalt it, and share it!!!

#85 - I Am Grateful.

By, Vannie

I Am Grateful

...for my son's laughter & the joy he brings to the family daily
...for my husband who continues to make me feel giddy-in-love
...for the love & support my family gives me
...for my crazy friends & new online friends who keep me sane
...for the blessings that have come my way, I feel I don't deserve all of it!

#84 - I have so much to be thankful for

By, Vanidosa. Marie

I’m thankful for the following: The Almighty Lord, My ever supportive husband, a comfortable life, my very understanding sister, my generous mom-in-law, my FRIENDS - I just can’t imagine a boring life without them, my jobs and blogging.

#83 - Statement of Gratitude

By, Lizeth

There are so many reasons to be grateful! I don't even know where to start. I thank God for his love and guidance. For giving me strength, hope, all the blessings and also challenges to make me stronger. I thank my family for their love. Pop for his guidance, support and faith in me. I owe everything to you. Mama for always caring and always thinking of what's best for her children. Across the miles, I feel your warmth and love. My brothers, I'm thankful for the laughter and joy we've shared all through the years. You've supported me all throughout. Thank you for believing in me and being proud of me. I'm grateful to my friends who shares my passion and adventures, who listens and cares about me, who supports me. I am so thankful for the love you give me, Jon. I am grateful that I have you and grateful to God for giving us the means to be together. I am truly grateful for my life right now...grateful for every moment i've had, am having and will have with you. Thank you for the smiles, laughter and happiness that we always share together.

My Perfect Escape

Thursday, April 24, 2008

#82 - I Am Grateful

By, Nita

1. I am grateful for having such a great family.
2. I am grateful to have a part time job, while staying at home with my kids.
3. I am grateful for all the blessings I received this year.
4. I am grateful for all my friends both online and offline.
5. I am grateful for "everything".

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

#81 - I Am Grateful

By, Raine

1. I am grateful that I was given the chance to exist, live and love.

2. I am grateful for having a wonderful family.

3. I am grateful for every blessings and graces God has showered me and my family.

4. I am grateful for the friends and loved ones I have and who treasure and love me in return.

5. I am grateful that I have a nice job and that I am able to blog here.. LOL

#80 - I Am Grateful

By, Princess Vien

1. I am grateful for another wonderful day the Lord has given me to live.
2. I am grateful for having a good friends.
3. I am grateful for having a good health.
4. I am grateful for having a happy family.
5. I am grateful for the day to day blessings that God is giving my family.

#79 - Life is Full of Gratitude

By, Work at Home Mommy

There are lot of things in my life to be thankful for but please allow me to mention some of the important things as this post will go along way:

  • I am grateful to GOD for giving me life, good health and guidance.
  • I am grateful to my family: a loving and supportive husband and 2 wonderful and smart kids.
  • I am grateful to my parents, sisters and in-laws for always being there for us, in good and bad times.
  • I am grateful to my friends here in the Philippines, abroad and on the web for the friendship, love and care.

#78 - I am Grateful...

By, MommyAllehs

Here are the reasons why I am grateful...

I am grateful for having wonderful husband and a beautiful and cute daughter.

I am grateful knowing that my family back in the Philippines are doing ok.

I am grateful for having very supportive and understanding family-in-laws.

And lastly, I am grateful for all the good things that God have provided us especially for having a wonderful and interesting life and more. Thanks to God!

#77 - I Am Grateful...

By, Dez

1. I am grateful for my family's good health! (I pray for this one always)
2. I am grateful for our family's treasure, Gabby and Nicco. our source of inspiration and happiness.
3. I am grateful for my job! i can blog at work. ahihihi!
4. I am grateful for my hubby Ian- caring husband and a responsible dad to Gabby and Nicco!
5. I am grateful for my parents for the unconditional love.
6. I am grateful for my friends, we may not see each other often but we know we're still there for each other whenever we needed one.
7. I am grateful for having the extra money i get from blogging! ahihihi. great help.
8. I am grateful for the positive outcome on our business planning! hope it goes well.
9. I am grateful that I have my supportive family around me.
10 I am grateful for the strength and patience that I have that helps me deal with life's challenges.

Monday, April 21, 2008

#76 - I am grateful for

By, Balitang Kalye

I am grateful I live in a free country.
I am grateful for my family.
And I am grateful for my friends.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

#75 - I am grateful for Blogging

By, Gurnygob

I blog all night,
I blog all day
I blog my bloody life away.
The thanks I get are few in deed,
I think ill take up smoking weed.

The nights are long and lonely,
for my key board, mouse and me.
Sometimes I feel like giving up
and heading of to sea. Then suddenly,
a box pops up, the excitement hard to bear,
as my mouse heads to the Corner to see what’s over there.
Its only windows live again; they call me all the time,
I wish they’d leave me well alone; I’m trying to make this rhyme.

It’s a lonely life, this blogging,
So little company, no one seem to understand,
the pressures there can be.
My wife thinks I’m a nuttier,
Sometimes I think she’s right, but blogging
quite addictive, in the middle of the night.

To all my fellow bloggers, I solute you,
one and all, you never shrink from blogging, arms
ready to the call.
And in the future, years from now,
when we’re all dead and gone,
I wonder if they’ll sing of us,
In some old blogger song.

It’s getting late, or is it early,
I’m not so sure these days,
This bloggings got me all mixed up,
in so many different ways.
Its time for me to say fair well
I’ll see you all again,
until the next time, God bless you all
and don’t give up the game.

#74 - I am grateful for...

By Liza,

I am grateful for...

1. Having a wonderful family.

2. Having blessed me with beautiful and great friends (cyber and real friends).

3. The continuous shower of blessings.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

#73 - Everyone has something to be grateful for

By, MelAre You Grateful?
Thousand Oaks, California, USA

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#72 - I am grateful...

By, www.mysomethingpurple.com

I have practically listed in summary, things I am grateful HERE, but I will list the little and current things I am grateful for the past weeks here:
1. I am grateful for great health for me, hubby and our son.
2. I am grateful for being able to finish my school papers on time.
3. I am grateful for my new Russian friend, she is as kikay as me.
4. I am grateful for being able to help a single mother classmate with her paper.
5. I am grateful for the outpouring of blogging assignments despite google dropping my PR to nadah!
6. I am grateful for the gazillion of tags I have been constantly getting.
7. I am grateful for being able to sleep on time the past weeks.
8. I am grateful for a mail I received last week.
9. I am grateful for every food I eat, every toiletries I use, every clothes I wear and every technology gadget I use.
10 Still, I am SO MUCH grateful for all THESE THINGS.

Friday, April 18, 2008

#71 - I am Grateful

By, Diane

I am Grateful.

1. I am grateful for Jun.
2. I am grateful for the everyday food that I take.
3. I am grateful for my family.
4. I am grateful for the time I got to spend with what i love.
5. I am grateful for friends who is there for me all the time.

#70 - Happy, Happy, Happy!!!

By, Amel

Why am I happy? Let me count the ways and be thankful for each and every one of them.

1. Today I received my passport back. I sent it last Monday to the Indonesian Embassy in Helsinki to report myself. Why do I need to report myself? Well, one other reason other than the obvious is that once I've reported myself, my new address is now written at the back of my passport, so when I fly back to Finland, I don't have to pay 1 million rupiah tax at the airport HUE HE HE HE HE HE HE...Plus I'm RELIEVED that the passport has arrived safely HE HE HE HE HE...

2. Because of reason number 1, I can use the money to go to a SPA in Bandung in October HUA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA...I'm gonna pamper myself in Bandung. *WIDE GRIN*

3. My new book's arrived (Jostein Gaarder's Maya). Hubby asked me if I wanted to buy a book since he wanted to order something online, so I picked one. I still have many other unread novels, but I just love stacking them up to read in the future ho ho ho ho ho ho...

4. My Brit friend and husband and teacher have told me that I may be able to teach Finnish to foreigners later in the future. It's something I'm considering seriously, since I think I'd love to do something like that. ;-D I know it'll take me years to be able to be as good in Finnish (compared to my English knowledge), but I'm in no hurry. ;-D

I'm THANKFUL for their encouragement and support.

5. Tonight we were supposed to go to the bars with hubby's brother and girlfriend, but they cancelled it. I don't mind that since it means I have plenty of spare time to relax (read comics or do whatever I want to do today) ho ho ho...

6. Seeing hubby's SATISFIED GRIN as I tucked him to sleep on the sofa just now.

7. Hubby bought pepper steak for us HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO...I LOVE pepper steak! ;-D

8. A little while ago while hubby was doing something in front of his computer, I went over to smother him with kisses and I noticed that between the pages of his notebook, there was my Post-It Note from the day when he was sick and he had to stay home while I went to my Finnish course. I left him the note before I went to the course. I LOVE the fact that he keeps it safe, even though it's just a Post-It note. ;-D

9. Today's been wet again. It rained water for a while. I don't mind that since it means that the ice isn't slippery. That means that I'm SAFE from falling HO HO HO HO HO...

10. Cleaning up hubby's ears with a special tool from Indo. I LOVE cleaning up his ears ha ha ha ha ha...Sounds gross, eh? ;-D

11. My class is going to visit the Gold Mine next Friday. I've never been there before, even though I've lived in Finland for a little over a year. And it's FOR FREE since the company who organizes the course is paying for that. YIIIIPPIIIIIIEEEEEEEE!!!! I'm gonna bring my digicam to take pics. ;-D

12. The other day when I walked home, I noticed something very cute: as the snow was melting and water was running fast to the drain all over the village, three birds were cleaning themselves up in the running water nearby my apartment building. What a sight!!! I even stopped to watch them. Mmmm...

13. Spring is comiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnggggggggggg!!! And lately here in Sodankylä, the day is longer than the night (17 hours versus 7 hours). YEEEESSSSS!!!

14. This conversation:

Me: Am I demanding?
Hubby: Sometimes. (smile)
Me: What? When?
Hubby: No comment.
Me: Okaaayyyy...does it bother you, then?
Hubby: No.
Me: GOOD! (BIG grin)

Other than those, here are other things I'm thankful for:

1. My family, husband, husband's family, and friends. They're always so supportive, understanding, and kind to me.

2. My blogger friends. Without them, I wouldn't be the woman I am today. ;-D

3. Peace of mind.

4. Being able to sleep well at nights.

5. My health.

6. Enlightenment.

7. Wonderful food, tasty snack, and refreshing water.

8. People's thoughtfulness (strangers or non-strangers alike).

9. Open doors and closed doors.

10. Love, hope, and farts. *GRIN*

Thursday, April 17, 2008

#69 - I am Grateful

By, Abie

1. I am grateful for another day the Lord has given me to live.
2. I am grateful for my husband and daughter.
3. I am grateful for my family
4. I am grateful for my job.
5. I am grateful for the day to day blessings that God is giving my family.

#68 - I Am Grateful

By Joanne

Tagged by Abie Ü

1. I am grateful for my life.
2. I am grateful that I always wake up in the morning to see another day and given a chance by God.
3. I am grateful for my husband for his love and care.
4. I am grateful for my family and friends that even though were apart we still look out for each other.
5. I am grateful for my job and health.

Me, Myself and I

#67 - Tag: Life is Full of Gratitude


Sweet Jasmine from Rainbow passed me this tag. Everyone has something to be grateful for including me.

I'm grateful for my hubby who loves me and able to provide for me.
I'm grateful for my two beautiful daughters who added color into our lives.
I'm grateful for my friends who are there for me when I need them.
I'm grateful for good health.
I'm grateful that my parents and parent in-laws are in good health.
I'm grateful that there is a beautiful day waiting for me whenever I wake up. Life is beautiful.

#66 - Tag - Life is Full of Gratitude............

By, Sweet Jasmine

My blogging buddy of Life is Mysterious........pass me this tag recently. Looking at the word "Gratitude" it gives me a feeling of love, warmeth, gratefulness, and thankfulness for someone or those people around me...like my friends and family who had done a great deal to bring happiness and joy into my life.

Looking back in life, I had received so much from so many people I knew and I am indeed very grateful for what they had done....and it is quite difficult to mention just a few names or people here.....it would not do justice to those whose names were not noted here. When I was suffering in pain during my RA days.....many people had come forward to help me.....making arrangements for me to see this doctor and that doctor......finding the right ways and methods to ease my miserable pain.....including arranging for me to go overseas for treatment.....accompanying me along the way and journey....to anywhere I wanted to go.......visiting me often with their prayers and comforting words.....giving me hope and light at the end of the tunnel with their care and love. What more can i say for such deeds shower on me ...which i can only repay with a word of gratitude. So to those family members and friends who had given me so much......i will always remember your wonderful deeds with a thankful heart and may God bless all of you in return.

#65 - I am Grateful

By, alpha

1. I am grateful for another blessed day.
2. I am grateful for all the blessings we continually receive.
3. I am grateful for my family.
4. I am grateful for the time I get to spend with my family.
5. I am grateful that we get to overcome whatever trials given to us.

#64 - Statement of Gratitude

By, Anne E.

There are so many things to be grateful for, to be happy about...despite of...

Trully grateful of the Creator, that I am still standing and here to face the next "challenge". Grateful of my husband, my true friend, my life partner for accepting my strengths as well as my weaknesses as a person. Grateful of my children, always reminding me to be like a kid, taking pleasure on simple things, they are trully our inspiration.

Thankful of my parents, when other relatives are putting us down, my parents are there, happy for our accomplishments. Thankful of my brother, he is a friend that you can count on. Thankful of friends, seldom can you encounter friends that are "happy" for your success & happiness.

Grateful of this tag and to those participating, for spreading the positive mental attitude.

Thankful that I have come to accept the trials, disappointments, failures and learned to complain less. Grateful of the "Obstacles" and struggles for it helped me be strong & creative in working things out. No regrets.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

#63 - I am Grateful

By, Aggie & Edil

1. I am grateful for another day the Lord has given me to live.
2. I am grateful for my family.
3. I am grateful for the opportunities that God has given me.
4. I am grateful for my children.
5. I am grateful for the chance to change my life

#62 - I am Grateful

By, Sugarmagnolia

Here are 5 reasons to be grateful for! There are more if I’ll hot down each one and the space wouldn’t be enough but I’ll just sum it up!

1. I am grateful for the Lord above for the continued blessings. And for all the things he showered us! Me, my boys, my family and friends!
2. I am grateful for my dear husband. I cannot imagine Life without him!
3. I am grateful for my 2 sons! Makes life more meaningful and it made me become full!
4. I am grateful to my parents, and my siblings! They are there for me during the ups and downs of my life! Love you guys! Can’t trade you all for anything else in the world!
5. And I am grateful for my friends! Real friends and online friends! Makes it all worth it;)

Sugar Magnolias

Little Peanut

Creative In Me

Me and Mine

Pea in a Pod

#61 - Life is Full of Gratitude

By, Rosalita Moreno

This tag is about things you are thankful about/for. And like everyone of us, I have lots of things to be thankful about/for.

I’m very thankful that God create me and let me saw all the wonderful things in this world. And for all the blessings I have receive from him, that makes me able to share to anybody else. And thankful for having my parents and my own family. And specially my very responsible hubby and for giving me a beautiful siblings and all of my friends who always guide me and take care of me even though sometimes. I am also thankful for all of the trials and circumstances that i’ve been pass through, because it makes me a better and stronger person and lightens me every now and then.
If you can’t be content with what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

#60 - What are you Grateful for?

By, AngelBaby

Being Grateful is the key to happiness.
I find that when I am grateful my day goes perfectly but when I am not grateful my day is a mess. I know that being grateful is hard to do all the time so I try to stay as grateful as I can. I am grateful for my family, my friends and my home. I am grateful for my work that supplies me with the money to support myself. I am so blessed by all the love and support around me all the time.

Love and Blessings,


Monday, April 14, 2008

#59 - I am grateful to the men and women who serve!

By, Mel

My son is a captain in the Army and he is going over to Iraq in 2 weeks for his third deployment. I am proud that he is my son and I am GRATEFUL for all of the men and women who are in our armed services to protect us.

Whether you believe in this war or not, I hope that we are all grateful to our sons & daughters, husbands & wives, mothers and fathers who put their lives on the line every day so that we may all be free. God Bless you all.

I tear up every time I see this commercial. I think that it is the best commercial ever made.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

#58 - Life is full of Gratitude

By, As The World Turns

Life is Full of Gratitude.... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

There's a lot that I am grateful for: my hubby, my parents and family, my wonderful husband's family, and good friends. I'm grateful for each and every waking moment that I'm alive, every sunrise and sunset I witnessed everyday, nature, music, the good things in life and the challenges and trials (without which life would not be the same). They are all God's gift as our life is...there's really so much to be grateful for, i can't name them all, i'm just happy to be alive and well.:)

#57 - Statement of Gratitude

By, BeNolSatuEm

#56 - Life Is Full Of Gratitude

By Dora,

My new buddy, Choc Mint Girl tagged me this. I love it as it needs me to think about what I’m appreciate for in my life so far…oh, this is great!

Alright, myself is living in a somehow a roller-coaster life for the whole last year. But I’m very grateful to have my hubby & all the important family members to back me up. I love them for what they have done with spontaneous, unconditional, true and LOVE. I want to walk with them and build this colourful puzzle of life together. It’s only deemed PERFECT if it’s united!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

#55 - Being grateful to everything

By, Joy

Am I grateful? the answer is yes- I am grateful for my parents who gives me life, who support us, give us educations,the disciplines,shelters and food.With out them I won't be in this life time, I grow up in a very nice foundation of family a very hardworking parents who wanted best on the family. There's one thing that I wanted to say to my mom-if she is still alive now " I will tell her that her words of discipline and strictness has its worthiness-even though back then I won't listen". I was grateful that her teaching was meant for our future to have a better lives ahead of us. Right now- I am grateful for a wonderful son- and to my ever temperamental husband, for my job which was great and to the new friendship that I gain in here in California.

There are times in our life we forgot to say thanks to all the blessing we have recieved, it's time for us and stop, think and say Thanks.

Extraordinary Things
California, USA

#54 - Life Is Full of Gratitude

By, Choc Mint Girl

Juliana tagged me with what she said "makes you take a pause and think and allows you to share things that are otherwise unwritten and unshared unless asked."

I feel the same thing. There are many things that I'm grateful for, but let me share the one that really matters to me right now, well, since there are no rules for this meme he he he...

"My life has changed tremendously when I met my hubby. He comes into my life when I was badly hurt from my past love affair. Even my family didn't quite know what really happened. Then, when hubby came, he brings the new light and excitement into my pathetic life at that time. :) He is such a caring and loving man, being so attentive to my needs. He loves to do wonderful things for me even for the little things. We always hold hands when we walk together and it feels awkward if we don't." :)

Actually, there are more, but enough la for this time. ;D

Thursday, April 10, 2008

#53 - Are You Grateful Meme?

By, Phyl

Being a Grateful Gal has revolutionized my life! This is my contribution to Mel's Are You Grateful Meme.

Mel, I am grateful to you for doing this! Thank you!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

#52 - What are you grateful for?

By, Antuken

I am grateful for my health. Even if I get mouth sores (singaw) sometimes, and it makes it difficult to eat, at least I’m healthy (although a little underweight) enough to enjoy everything that life has to offer.

I am grateful for having inherited my dad’s genes of (I think) having a fast metabolism. Even if I eat a lot, I don’t get fat easily. ;) (although my tummy is getting bigger lately — and not due to a baby!)

I am grateful for not having a sweet tooth. Otherwise, I might be prone to get diabetes. It sorta runs in the family (my lolo died from complications from this).

I am grateful for my parents. For guiding me into the person that I am now. For giving me freedom as I was growing up. I never experienced curfews or stuff like that. They always allowed me to go wherever and whenever I wanted to, as long as they know where it is, who I am with, how am I getting there, who will take me home, etc.

I am grateful for being blessed with a sweet, thoughtful, wonderful and wacky family and having close relations with my relatives. Weekends spent at home is really a lot of fun and full of hilarious moments.

I am grateful for our yaya — lolita, who takes care of everything at home, my dad, my blind brother and my mom. She really is a part of the family.

I am grateful for my very makulet and really smart pamangkins — they always make me smile.

I am grateful for having such wonderful friends. Even if we don’t get to see each other as often as I’d like, they’re always there for me.

I am grateful for my mr. antuken. For letting me be who and what I wanna be. For understanding my moods. For always being there. For always making me laugh. Starting a life with him will not be all rosy, I’m sure. But then again, I never expected it to be

I am grateful for my job. It makes me insane sometimes, but at least I have one. There are a lot of people out there who always have jobs that aren’t permanent (contractual).

I am grateful for having a choice. Others do not.

I still have a ton of things to be grateful for, but putting ‘em all here would make this post really, really long. ;)


#51 - A Song of Gratitude

By, Sharon

I obtain so much happiness from just being able to see light in everyday,
I love to gaze at the dancing branches of the trees,
And realize how incredibly grateful I am for what I have been given,
And everything that YOU have unselfishly shared.
I just can’t stop smiling whenever I try to count all my blessings,
Knowing that I couldn’t count that much,
Even if I have forever with me.

I am eternally grateful on how you chased so many dark clouds away,
And given me days full of sunshine and tender warmth.
But until forever is here,
Until forever gives me another chance,
Till my whole life is lived,
I will eternally utter my praises to you, my God
I will constantly smile for every thought of you,
I will hold you in my heart as much as you hold mine,
I will feel blessed by your presence, in my mind, in my heart,
And it would be forever to give back all the happiness you’ve given me.
And it would take me forever to find the right words,
For all the thanks I would like to express
For all the profoundly comforts you have shared,
And for all the wonderful feelings of being loved and accepted.
Until forever is not enough, I will always love you.

A Grateful Heart
Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

#50 - Grateful Each Day

By, Lourdes

In this blog, the word "gratitude" has been listed as one of its labels. Why? Well, I guess this blog is really something that talks more about it. This blog (or the URL) was given to me by a friend and I guess its where all things have started. I felt very thankful for it. Not everyday in our life something extraordinary is given to you.

After being thankful (Pinay Mommy's Love Blog), life has gone so good for me lately. Many things were given that sometimes you could not imagine go your way. As I worked on my other blog's make-over, I never thought that one of the creators of the digital elements I used would proudly link back to my blog as an example of her work being used to action.

Of course, there are couple of things that made me felt a little bit bitter along the way but still it made me felt grateful in the end. As they say, there is always a rainbow after the rain! My husband and I, after being separated for 2 years but now together again for almost 2 years (and plans to have more years to come together), always have misunderstandings and sensational fights (hahaha....showbiz!). We are still in the process of regaining after everything that happened to us. But hey, we still do have fights but recently, I realized that our marriage is actually progressing. He still have immaturity in some aspects but he has shown me that he trying to make things right. Which for me, I am already grateful of. The will to change and the word "try" are enough for me to hope for a beautiful and blissful marriage with that of course is the help from the Almighty!! Our marriage might have not been patched-up if it weren't for God's Divine Intervention. That made me grateful enough!!

Everyday as I wake-up and see my family together, its a great reminder for me to be grateful to God who has brought every pieces of my shattered life together. Being united as a family is enough for me to be grateful each day.

I am also grateful for Monday Morning Power for initiating the new project on gratefulness. Cause you see, sometimes we need great people to help us remind of the things we need to be grateful of before its too late.

Come! Join us in our worldwide campaign of gratefulness. Everyday...there is always something to be grateful about...

#49 - A Tag From Ice

By, Charmaine

I got a tag from Ice. Thanks Ice!! It's been awhile that i haven't recieved any tags from you! lol..

This tag is to let everyone knows how important for us to be thankful To God whether small things about life, love, health and happiness in our everyday living. It doesn't have to be perfect everyday, cause there's no such thing is a perfect human being. All of us can make mistakes, but we can learn out of it. As for me, i've got a lot to be thankful for, my life - my health - my career/job - my happiness and my husband, my best friend and the love of my life. I'm also thankful to Him that i have the most wonderful and very supportive parents and a loving/caring brother. My second family here in the US, my mother in law, Sheila and my sister n law, Kim with her family whose been so nice and very caring/loving to me, for accepting me as part of their family. I thank God for having them in my heart. My relatives back in the Philippines, my friends... all the people around me and all the experiences in my life, i thank God for that... i owe Him my life.

#48 - Life is Full of Gratitude


So my first post for this new blog would be about being grateful. I really like this Project because it does have a lot of benefits to bloggers such as getting a lot of backlinks and visitors for your blog but most of all; this one gives blogger a chance to share why they are most grateful about life.

Indeed, I am grateful with my life and with this blog. Why?

I am grateful about life because I have learned and still learning so much from it. Every people I meet halfway in life including those from the blogosphere always make a difference in me.

Every failure counts also because as common as it sounds, I really learn a lot from those failures. I’m not saying that it’s that easy but all I’m saying is after each chaos there’s always hope and there’s something to look forward to about life.
I’m grateful about life and love, because if I don’t believe that those things exist, I might have lost my sanity over the years. But it does exist and so am I. and so are you who keep loving and living. That alone is a reason to be grateful and to extend it to others.

No matter what where going through right now, even if we laugh or we whine, at the end of the day, make sure to point out things to be grateful about your existence and thank the One Above.

I am grateful about this blog because I never thought I can have it this time of the year. But fortunately, I am able to get a domain for free. The .info domain is cheap I know but its way better when you get it for free so I’m really happy about that. It’s not everyday that you get a free domain.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Sunday, April 6, 2008

#46 - The Most Beautiful Thing

By, Miranda

Statement: I am grateful every day that I have been given the life that I lead. I am thankful for the loving, kind, smart man that is my husband. He is the best father anyone could be. I am thankful for the beautiful home that I live in. I am thankful to have a family that still loves me when I'm all grown up now and happy. I'm sorry I put you through so much when I was young. I am grateful for my body; that it is healthy and capable and strong. It has run many miles for me and best of all it grew and nourished my son. Thank you body for being so amazing at giving birth and making milk. Lastly, but certainly the most important, I am grateful for the beautiful, happy little boy that I've been given. Thank you for your smiles, and thank you for your giggles. I look forward to being your mommy.

Attached at the Hip
Washington State, USA

#45 - Gratitude for-La volontà d'essere felice

By, Hanna

Mel of Attitude, the Ultimate Power has a fun site for posting what you are grateful for or complaining about anything and everything that makes you crazy. So, I decided that I would partecipating.
I don't really have much to complain about, but I certainly have many things that.

I’m grateful for...life and death!

Thanks to someone, that inculcated to me the will's theory of Rank Otto
I am a happy and healthy person: Thanks to me!

Amori,poesie,arte,chat by Hanna


#44 - Being Grateful

By, Anneberly

I am so grateful to all that I have, I will have and and I don't have... Grateful for having a wonderful husband and kids. For all the blessings that are continuously coming.

#43 - Grateful

By, Mae

I was a preemie baby. My mom was only 8 months pregnant when the doctor told her that she has to undergo emergency ceasarian or else she will lose me. Why did I start with that statement? Because the first thing that I am grateful for (and there are many) is the fact that I have loving parents... My mom risked her life so she could have me. And that's just the beginning... My Dad loves me (his youngest daughter) so much that he would endure whatever to keep me comfy. I am also grateful for being blessed with three older sisters who share with me both their knowledge and experiences so as to make life easier for me. I am grateful for a brother who although at times can be hard to be with (I often don't understand his moods) takes care of me in his own way. I am grateful for all the blessings I have been given in the 16 years I have walked this world. God has indeed been very generous when he gave me the precious gifts of a wonderful family and loyal friends. Education, my family says, is a privilege and I am thankful that this privilege was given to me too. Material things can be entertaining for a while and I do get my share of gadgets and stuff that I am thankful for but what truly touches my heart is the more lasting, more extravagant, more meaningful presents that I have been fortunate enough to be given. A life to live and people I love to share it with!

Mae's Memoirs

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