Things I'm Thankful For

Grateful people reported feeling 25 percent more happiness & energy and 20 percent less envy & resentment in several recent studies at the University of California. They also slept 10 percent longer each night & exercised 33 percent more if they wrote down what they felt thankful for. “Gratitude,” Lyubomirsky says, “is an antidote to negative emotions.”
Spirit Magazine, Southwest Airlines

In the beginning of 2010, as the fireworks were lighting up the sky, I wrote down my resolutions. Now that I got to thinking, I never really shared those to you, or did I? Anyway, one of them was to say 'Thank You' to each and every blessing I receive. I am not a very spiritual person but my needs/wants seem to have dominated my conversations with God prior. I've read from the book Prayer of Jabez that 'ask, and thou shall receive.' While I still believe a lot in asking, specifically asking for what you want from God, it is with great joy that I share how much gratitude has made me incredibly happy over the past three months. Every night, before I go to bed, I enumerate things that made me happy for the day and give it all to Him. Looking back, I can say how vast my outlook in life has changed. I am no longer sad and apathetic and I have been breezing through life since.

In that respect, let me share some of the things I've really been thankful for these past few days:

My best girlfriends, going to the spa and having margaritas after

Raises. Strawberry-mango margaritas. Driving and the traffic is not bad.
Or driving in heavy traffic but at least you're stuck with a good CD in the car.
Getting to know a different side of yourself every now and then and realizing
that while even if you've grown up, you like everything you've become from then.
Mozilla's Firefox and its Personas. I recently got converted into using FF, I've been a loyal
Opera user for so many years now and there was this person who was able to convert me, my pickiness
and all when it comes to browsers,
helping me transfer all my bookmarks and yeah, introducing me to Personas, which I completely love!

The pink polka dots against the gray background is just ME.

Girlfriends visiting from Malaysia and eating ice cream on the streets:

With Kavukz:

With the sweet but fierce drum-playing Ranie

Abby, Me, Dang, Ranie and Chris @ Encore.

Finding out what lipstick Sandra Bullock wore to the Oscars' and that is:

Chanel Rouge Coco

Spanish thoughts, Spanish accents and this little island in Spain which apparently
was the subject of the song "La Isla Bonita" (Beautiful Island)

Mallorca, Spain

And of course, Manny Pacquiao retaining his title as Welterweight Boxing Champion of the World:


What are you thankful for today?

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