Thursday, February 18, 2016

I just had to quickly open up my laptop and type everything out because I truly want to savor this exact moment (12.22 am) on the 19th of February 2016 to document how grateful and thankful I am. I don't know where all of these emotions came from.. but all of a sudden, as I started thinking of how blessed I am because I have such amazing parents.. my brain started to form its own list of the many many many things I am thankful for. 

I started to think of a friend (lets call him Ben) who was a good friend of mine during a rough period of my life. And I couldn't help but think of how grateful I am that he was there for me during that period of time and his encouragements and care was one of the reasons I managed to get better eventually. I am grateful for our friendship back then and even though we don't speak as we used to before, tonight I am thankful for him and happy for where he is in life now. 

I think about all the lessons I've learnt, and all the challenges I've been put through and I can only think of how wonderful it is that all things work together for the good and most importantly that it all works together in His time. When I look back at all the different road blocks that came my way, I can only thank God for allowing them to happen to me and thereafter giving me the grace and strength to get through it, learning life lessons and becoming a better, stronger and equipped person. 

I think of my family and how grateful I am that although we have our problems of our own, family will always be family. No matter what you do or what you say, family will always be the ones at the end of the day who will have your back. I am thankful for a dad who works day in and day out to feed us, provide for us and give me a good education. For me to think of how he can do that, amazes me still. I am thankful for a mom I can share my problems with, or talk to about life with and for her advice. For being a mother with such a tender heart and hand that is willing to guide me in life. I am thankful for my sisters, their different personalities that make my life a much better place to be in. 

I think of my handful of high-school friends that I can proudly call my true friends. I think of how life would not be worthwhile without them. I think of how much we have been through together as well as how much we've grown together and I am excited for the day I get to talk about them and how much they have impacted my life on their wedding day. I am thankful for all the people who have walked into my life and made a huge difference and for the friends who have been there for me through it all. 

I am thankful for a certain someone that has thoroughly made me a happier, better and stronger person. I am thankful for his care, his love and his strength when it comes to me. I have found someone I truly trust, respect and admire. He has taught me a lot about life, about God and most importantly has shown me the importance of having and utterly placing trust in Him. He has been a person who has brought out the best in me, teaches me and as each day goes by, reminds me of why being a God-fearing man is so important. 

I am thankful for so so so many more things tonight. Like the fact that God has been good to the Wototo choir children who were once orphans but have now found a home through the generous donations and support from churches and people around the world. I am thankful for their God-given talent in singing which honestly made me tear up during their performance tonight. I am thankful for clothes to wear, ample of food to eat, a place and shelter to call home. I am thankful for having a God who died on the cross for me, so my sins could be forgiven and so that I could have eternal life with Him in Heaven. I am thankful for a God that has taken the penalty for my sins and washed me white as snow. 

As the list can keep going on and on tonight, I will end by saying that I am so so so thankful for a bed to sleep in and a blanket to keep me warm. With that, I go to bed with a smile on my face. 
Goodnight. (: 

Friday, February 12, 2016

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