12 Days of Gratitude – Day 1

So it’s already 2AM this side of the world and yet here I am still, typing this post using my new toy. I just got home about 30 minutes ago from work and once again, I am not able to sleep. #turninginsomniac

My body hurts all over. My upper back hurts, my lower back hurts, my thighs and legs hurt, my feet hurt, even my head is now starting to hurt. And I still have a lot of things to do before I go home. I haven’t started with my laundry yet and my hamper is already overflowing, I haven’t started sorting out the stuff that I need to throw out and things that I can give away.

My apartment is so tiny and it has now accumulated a lot of stuff that can be thrown away already. I have started with the clean up last Sunday night but for some reason, it didn’t feel like I cleaned at all.

I also still have a few things more to buy for Christmas but I haven’t got time to go to the mall just yet. Good luck to me.

Anyway, enough ranting for now since that wouldn’t really get me anywhere anyway. This morning, while I got into a cab going to work, I thought that since December 16 was the start of the traditional “Simbang Gabi” or midnight mass, why not come up with something that I am grateful for everyday until Christmas day. Or better yet, until New Year’s day. Sounds fun? Let’s call it 12 Days of Gratitude.

Okay, so here’s my day 1:

December 16:
I am grateful for the beautiful morning that greeted me when I woke up. Somehow, my first thought was that today is a new day full of hope and not how painful parts of my body are.

I am grateful that I still have the strength to do the things that I have to do to try to accomplish something. I am grateful that for the opportunity to be empowered at work today. No matter how small that was, I feel happy about it.

I am grateful for the fact that no matter how frustrated my family become of me, they are still there to support me and my son.

And last for today but not the least, I am grateful to have met a lot of people this year, may it be in person or online. I am grateful of the fact that I was able to find support groups of sorts that I could definitely learn from as I go along the journey of mommyhood.

Oh and before I forget, I am grateful for a good taxi driver who brought me home from work safe and sound. 😀

Whew! That was a lot of things to be grateful for. But it felt good to have listed down the things that I am grateful for as we tend to forget that we are still blessed even when it doesn’t seem so. 🙂

What about you, what are you grateful for today?

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  1. I always say that no matter how crappy your day is, there’s always something to be grateful for. 🙂 It’s nice that you were still able to recognize these things in your life.

    1. So true, Janice! I needed to come up with something like this since I have already been feeling crappy for the past few weeks 🙂

  2. There are so many things we should be thankful for but we don’t often realize. We are so preoccupied with achieving bigger things and somehow forget the little things that makes us happy 🙂

    1. LOL! That is so true, although it seems that where I am going will be hussling and bussling with tourists as well this holiday season.. 🙂

  3. What happened? Why are you aching all over? Despite all the aches, it’s nice that you still have so many things to be thankful for. It’s really nice to write it down, it makes you actually think and reflect of all the many blessings that you can be thankful of. 🙂

    1. Cheanne, it has been a long month at work. Long and stressful work hours for several week, brain drain at the end of the day, and too little sleep. It is a wonder that I haven’t gotten sick yet. And I hope I won’t. So this activity is to somehow give myself something positive to do amidst all the chaos around me. 🙂

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