• Life

    Things I am Thankful This 2020

    Many things happened in 2020 that were not expected. Who would have thought that this pandemic would last for several months? I thought in a month or two, things will get better but it did not. The pandemic brought us a lot of learning. Glad, I still have work and I am working from home. My sister gets back to being a nurse. My nephew turned one. Dad passed away. Typhoon Ulysses hit us and left a great impact. And so on.

    God is good.

    Even though I was discouraged by the time Daddy left us, He never left me. I have learned to accept the fate that daddy is gone and he is now good hands. He suffered enough. He did the best that he could.

    Life is unpredictable, it changes along with every individual. Today you have and tomorrow you may not have, be thankful for the good that stays with you. – Rashida Rowe

    I am thankful for my family, especially to my mom. Don’t give up. We can do this. Keep believing and trusting. I know we can overcome all the trials we face today.

    To my sister and BIL, hang in there. The best is yet to come. We are all in this together.

    To my nephew, you are amazing. Thank you for bringing much joy to the family.

    I am beyond grateful to my relatives. You are truly a blessing to us. We will never forget the tireless support especially in times of distress. Thank you for extending an arm when we needed a hand.

    I am thankful for having good company and good colleagues. I am happy with the help I have received since day 1. Thank you for your usual support.

    Thank you, thank you, everyone.

    Most of all, thank you self for not giving up and for striving hard in these trying times. I am so proud of you. Always take good care of yourself.

    Just keep going.

  • Life Lately

    How I Celebrated My Birthday

    Things did not go as planned. But everything turned out well. This birthday is the most memorable birthday I ever have. Never did I imagine myself celebrating my birthday alone. But hell yeah! I managed and loved the idea.

    My insomnia hit me. I was up till 6am watching Netflix movies, tossing and turning in my bed. Mom called me the minute I was about to shut off my eyes. My nephew was looking for me. I heard him saying Chicha, Tatata in the background. My nephew was not grumpy that morning. He was just looking at me, smiling, and giggling while feeding on milk. What a wonderful sight to start my day. Then we both fell asleep.

    Read: How to Celebrate Happy Birthday Alone

    I woke up past lunch time, checking on birthday messages. I immediately get up and prepare for lunch. I decided to cook Pesto Pasta instead of what I planned.

    I almost forgot the cake. I ordered Mary Grace Cheesecake thru FoodPanda. I rely mostly on FoodPanda these days.

    By 3 pm, I decided to lit my birthday candle and sing myself a birthday song. It was the saddest out of tune birthday song.

    Happy Birthday, Self!

    While I obviously miss my family and friends, I enjoyed the day so much more than usual. It was my first time celebrating my birthday alone. My birthday turned out great. I was able to actually appreciate life.

  • Life Lately

    Thirty-Six and Thankful

    Would you ever know that I am now 36 just by looking at me? Nah, I bet. I just turned 36, and I am pretty proud. That is right. I do not have to be coy about my age. Not anymore. I used to lie about my age. Do not get me wrong. Lying one’s age is regarded as socially acceptable. People would often think that I am a bit younger than I am because of how I carry and express myself. I will never get tired of hearing people gasp when I tell them my age.

    This is exactly what 36-year-old looks like.

    It is hard to believe that I am this age. I am a little past halfway through life, and I still have a lot of living. I am looking forward to having my own family (fingers crossed). Life requires us to keep on going.

    It is TIME for the next chapter.

    I thank God for making my life so beautiful. I am so blessed to celebrate another birthday. A lot of appreciation and love are sent to each of you for your kind birthday greetings and wishes. It means a lot when you send me greetings on my birthday. You made a great day even more exceptional. Hearing from you slightly lessened my despair at turning a year older.

    I cannot thank You enough, Lord Jesus, for bringing me this far into my life. This may not be what I have dreamed of, but You have blessed me with a life of good health, happiness, peace of mind, and good fortune. Such presents are worth more than all the money and treasures of the world. Please keep my heart away from sadness and my mind away from worries.