Today, I am extremely grateful for my family. I am grateful for their safety in the midst of earthquakes and tremor replicas. I’m also grateful for technology because a silly texting app has allowed me to keep in touch with my parents when the phone line lands and internet cease to work. I know God holds my family and me in His hands.
This afternoon, I was able to go bike riding. It was 60 degrees outside, and it was almost impossible for me to stay indoors. It was awesome! I was very grateful for the gorgeous weather. Today, I didn’t have anyone to join me in my bike ride. I know Stephen would have come along, but he had to work. Nonetheless, I am incredibly grateful for Stephen and for the times he has joined me on my de-stressing biking trips. He is awesome 🙂 a lot more than today’s weather.
Another year of life. I am grateful for an incredibly loving boyfriend and his awesome family–and by that I mean his awesome siblings, Martin included. I am grateful for loving housemates that decide to make cheesecake at late hours of the night. Overall, I am thankful for those people that are also thankful for me, and who choose to show that by joining in my birthday ‘celebration’.
Today I was thankful to start off my day with some baked oatmeal. I also tried to trick myself into thinking I was having Tim Horton’s, but I did not. Even though I ate some more dove chocolate, the best advice was still the one from yesterday.
I was also thankful to spend a lovely evening with Stephen, Mary, and Martin. They are always great company 🙂
Even though I have not written in over a month, there have been several little things that have brought joy to my heart. A couple of weeks ago, I lost one of my favorite earrings, but someone who works at the dining commons found it and gave it back to me. I am grateful for the kindness that people show to me every day; I don’t deserve how good people are to me. As usual, I am also grateful for a caring and loving boyfriend; I am specially grateful for the job he started today.
There are many happenings that can discourage us, but as my Dove wrapper reminded me, happiness is in the heart.
Today was a busy day, but it was a good day; aujourd’hui, je suis reconnaissante pour mon classe de peinture. We did not speak french during my class time, but I was curious to see if I could still construct any sentences in that long forgotten foe. I was able to continue working on St. Thomas, and with every stroke I am reminded more and more of Asterix and Obelix, which happen to be french.
Today I was thankful for being able to attend a humbling service at Keller Park Church, and being reminded that we must not neglect any areas of our spiritual lives, but grow akin to the voice of the Spirit and follow where it leads. I was later blessed to talk with my parents and know that they are always there to remind me to cling to God and encourage me to move forward. I was also extremely thankful for Stephen. I am amazed at how he is able to keep up with me in my awful days. I am incredibly blessed to have a boyfriend who cares for me and who shows that care even in the small pleasures of life. Without the ice cream he got me, I don’t know how I would’ve been motivated to continue knitting my scarf.
Even though I have missed several days of posts, there have been things I have been thankful for each day. Nonetheless, I will not try to make up for the days I missed. Today, the weather was really slushy! So I stayed at home for a big chunk of the day and knitted. I was also thankful to go to the grocery store and get some lip balm for my chapped lips.
Today am grateful for many many happenings. I am thankful for a good devotional entry. I am also very thankful toward Lorena and the acorn for having my favorite panini.
Later in the day, I was able to get froyo thanks to Mary, and then Stephen surprised me with my favorite chocolate mints. Now I’m going to bed with a happy spirit given that I’ll get more than six hours of sleep.
Today, or more like yesterday, I am grateful for completing my last application! I am also thankful for another snowday, and for the chance to watch Day after Tomorrow with Stephen, Mary, Martin and John-Paul.
I have forgotten to write for the last couple of days, but that does not mean I’ve forgotten about the things that I am thankful for. On Friday, I showed up to work at the art center, and it was freezing cold. Despite the weather, I still stood out sir some time taking a picture of another beautiful sunrise that welcomes me every day at 8:00 a.m. when I am walking either to the office or to the art center.
I am also thankful for the beautiful sunrises that I encounter on my way to work every morning; they are definitely a reminder of God’s great faithfulness. Even on a snowy day looked today, the sun still shone through.
It’s been four years since I’ve graduated high school and moved on to a different portion of my life. In 2010, I watched the first Google Zeitgeist and have been anxiously waiting for the release of new one every New Year’s Day. Four years have passed and I’m already bidding farewell to college and welcoming a new season of life. Although there are family and friends that could remind me of what has happened during my college years, I don’t think there’s a clearer way to remember it than through Google Zeitgeist. The news I hear everyday are easily thrown to the back of my mind and placed in much distant years. However, these videos remind me that there has been much to mourn for, but even much more to be grateful for. Happy New Year, friends.
There’s has been Joy inhabiting within me lately. Joy has been kindled by God, family, friends, gratitude, art, music. I could write a list of all the things that have brought Joy into my life, but I would not be able to go to bed before midnight. Instead, I have chosen to post a playlist of all the songs that have fostered Joy and which I have listened to throughout the course of my day.
1. Saving Us Tonight by Satellite (I’m counting down until their first album is released on Feb 19th, 2013!)
2. I Will Be Light by Matisyahu
3. Towers by Bon Iver
4. All Praise to You by All Sons And Daughters
5. Flags by Brooke Fraser