One major lesson I learned in 2013 is the value of gratitude. To be more precise, the power of #thankyoumoreplease. My friend MindyTV was the one who introduced this concept to me.
There is a Biblical reference to that but I don’t remember it right now so I’m sharing a different verse:
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who alone does great wonders, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures forever.Psalm 136:1-26
The Happythankyoumoreplease came from a movie written and directed by Josh Radnor, the Ted in How I Met Your Mother. And here’s a great line from the movie. Thanks, MindyTV, for this!
It is important that we express our gratitude every single day. I’m not going to blog about that everyday because I still want to keep a lot of things in my life away from this blog so I’m dedicating every Sunday as Thankful Sunday.
It’s just a list of things I am grateful for for the week that just passed. So in honor of my first week that I’m back to blogging, here’s my Thankful Sunday:
You know what I mean. It’s that little voice in your head that tells you that the person you’re talking to doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about. Sometimes, it’s true but most of the time, it’s not.
Naturally, my eyes are taking a beating with all these backlights. But I’m grateful that my eye grade remains at 375.
I’m thankful that God keeps me safe and secured always. I am thankful that I do not encounter reckless bus and cab drivers. I am thankful for my GrabTaxi app, which I use to book cabs every time I go to my happy place.
5. Spending time with friends.
Whether it’s dinner, breakfast or just a short time to see them, seeing friends always makes me happy. It is God’s reminder that whatever happens, there will always be people who love you for who you are. And that love comes with a “no bullshit” policy. These people will call you out if you are hurting yourself or doing something really foolish with your life.
I and a couple of friends saw “Starting Over Again” some two weeks ago and this sums up what it is like to have true friends. “Kaibigan kita and I refuse to watch you kill yourself.” Pak!