What are you thankful for?


This is what fb asked me today:

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Good question, I might add. I wrote a post yesterday about religion and that made me think about compassion and rising above anger. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so not the religious type, I don’t believe in the purpose of the church and I don’t go to confession. Instead, I believe in forgiveness and acceptance, but this is a different story for another day 😉

Here is my list, my thoughts on who and what I’m thankful for:

  • my fiance because he helped me grow into the woman that I am today, he stood by me through the bad, listened to my dreams and made some of them happen 🙂
  • my loving parents (I would have so much to say, but the love I have for them cannot be put into words)
  • the fact that my grandparents are still alive 🙂 and maybe they will live to see my children; I have the best grandparents – they raised me, they helped me with everything since the day I was born and they are still there for me, even until this day
  • how I was raised and who I have become
  • the people that came into my life and left, for the memories they gave me and for the people that stayed 🙂
  • the dreams that become reality
  • the things that I learned along the way
  • the job I have, the projects I had the chance to participate and the experience I gained
  • the home we build togethermoments
  • the house we decorated together
  • the memories we made and the places we saw
  • his love and his friendship
  • the fact that in 6 months I will take his last name
  • our friends, even we don’t see each other as often as I would like, the moments are that more precious
  • my bridesmaids – the girls that make me smile, whom I call at any hour of the day and stress with my ideas, my excitement and my restlessness
  • the hot cup of black tea in the morning, while looking out the window at our garden; the jasmine tea in the afternoon, after a long day at work, cuddling in his arms; the rooibos & honey tea at midnight, when we end up talking long past our bedtime 😀
  • my huge collections of books and mugs – they really do go hand in hand!
  • snow in November and on Christmas day
  • fuzzy gloves and a green thermos to keep me happy an my way to work
  • big, cozy winter scarves in lovely colors
  • love notes on the kitchen table
  • presents that take me by surprise and gestures that make my heart melt ❤
  • cinnamon, baked apples, carols and cold noses
  • skiing, drinking mulled wine with nutmeg and trips faraway from home
  • and for all the material stuff that make me happy and  slightly superficial 😀

And here are 25 things (or more), just from the top of my head, which I am thankful for 🙂 Next year I’ll write 26!no regrets

What are you thankful for?

Enticing perspective


Criticize me, hate or love me, follow or ignore me, my perspective of you will always be up-side-down.

I won’t treat you like you’re used to, I won’t respond when you seek me. I will, although, listen!

Because feedback comes in so many shapes and styles that I, for one, am open to them all. My job has thought me so much about people and I think it’s time to rearrange my behavior accordingly.

If people are too overwhelmed with their own problems, you shouldn’t let that get to you. It’s their cross to carry, it’s your job to learn. Jealousy, hate, envy and drama reign the land and pollute the mind.

Choose to wake up every morning with the thought that something wonderful is about to happen. Spend the day surrounding yourself with positive people. And dream of all the great things you want to accomplish.

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Simplify your life and threw away the rubbish.

Be inspired by others and learn from their mistakes and bad gestures.

Be original with your feelings, do not give in to their envy.

Work hard for what you love, for what makes you happy.

Enjoy your moment!