Thankful Thursday: Of Blessings +Thanksgiving

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I was visiting a number of blogs earlier today and chanced upon a couple of posts on goal-setting or bucket list for 2017 and I cannot help but feel great that a lot of people are including “be thankful” and “be grateful” in their lists. I would like to believe that nothing could go wrong if we include gratitude and thanksgiving in our plans. We ought to make it a personal goal to be mindful about being grateful and thankful at all times. Keeping an attitude of gratitude, after all, entails a big amount of conscious effort to continue to focus on what’s good and what’s positive whatever life throws at us. And, sometimes, the only difference between a good and a bad day is our attitude towards it! Now, more than ever, we need to persevere to always see the good in people and situations. Gratitude also allows for more blessings and happiness to fill our lives!

Today I am thankful:

  • for love and intimacy :heart:
  • for the magnificent sun finally chasing the gloomy rainy weather away
  • for the incoming opportunities for my blogs
  • for precious time spent with my boys  :heart:
  • for the lovely little wild flower Jared picked to surprise me when I got home  :rose:
  • for the time to rest and relax when I need it most
  • for the opportunity to catch up with mum blogger and pr friends
  • for coffee  and tea {especially during those very cold mornings}
  • for The Goo Goo Doll’s song, Boxes
  • for “me time” in the morning
  • for the marching bands and colorful processions at yesterday’s fiesta
  • for my new notebooks!
  • for those grocery errands that I enjoy the most
  • for ginataang tulingan  😀 

How about you, what are you thankful for today?

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  1. There are a lot of people who always forget to be thankful for what they have in life. A lot of people lose sight of the good things they have, of the blessings they’ve received because most are blinded by the negativities in their life. I am not an exception of course. I, myself, am a human being as well; and there are several times that I forgot to be thankful for the good things in my life. A few months ago, I was depressed and stressed over my work life, and closed myself in a small box, not allowing anyone to enter. Yet when I finally had the courage to do so, I realized how blessed I am to have friends and family supporting me. I realized how lucky I am to actually be able to live the life that I am living now. That in fact, a lot of people have it worse than I am yet they continue to strive. Yet there I was curled up after being faced with one obstacle that people may consider as minor with all the major obstacles they have. But now I have finally realized that I should be thankful for each and everything in my life. No matter what problems may arise in the future, I learned that I shouldn’t close myself off from the world and see it in a different perspective.

    1. Yes, sometimes all it takes is a shift of our perception of things and suddenly we see ourselves, and life, in general, in a much different and better light. I guess, we all go through what you went through, human as we are. What is important is to pick ourselves up after and forge on! Here’s to more moments in that small box and to even more opportunities to see how lucky we are living the lives we lead! ^_^

  2. I love this post. Last year was about gratitude for me as well. It is just so positive when you actually do this. Having a grateful heart makes you realize all your blessings and that there is really so much to be thankful for. Thankful for family, life, kind people, opportunities, life balance :)!

  3. There was something I was doing around November last year when I suddenly remembered the many things I am thankful for. I realized how blessed I am but I wanted to put them down in paper. So, I thought of starting a Grateful Journal this year. But when 2017 kicked in, I got preoccupied that doing that journal slipped my mind. Now that I read your post, I’m reminded of starting on that one. I believe we have so many things to be thankful about and the more focused we are on the good things, the more positive our life becomes.

    1. I also have a Gratitude Journal I was not able to finish for years. This year, though, I will be logging my grateful lists here on my blog and my journal. I hope you can start with yours soon! ^_^

  4. I love your list of things you are grateful for. I always have a positive outlook when I travel and I know that is why I enjoy every trip. I see other travelers with a negative attitude, so they are guaranteeing that they won’t have a good time! I think it’s important to think of things to be grateful for every day.

    1. Yes, it must be a constant effort to always see the good in every day, no matter how stressful or frustrating your day was. Traveling will definitely keep me in a good mood, I always look forward to our travels each year. I wish we can do more, though! 🙂

  5. There is a lot to be thankful for. Sometimes we tend to focus on the problems and negativities instead of thinking about how God never forgets to shower blessings to us – I am really guilty of that. I have been really stressed recently that I’ve forgotten that there are much more reasons to be happy than to be sad. Happiness is a choice. Today, the main reason that I’m very thankful is that my family is still complete and we all feel that we are loved. <3

  6. I think this is such a good activity to keep your mental health in check! I might start to do this daily as well! 🙂

    I am grateful for having read this post, thanks!

    1. It is! ^_^ Try it, I am sure you are going to like it. You can start by listing down a couple of stuff you are grateful for in a day. Before you know it, it has become a habit.

      Thank you! ^_^

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