29 April, 2010

My Gratitude List

The Gratitude Meme

1. What are you most grateful for when you first wake up in the morning?

each morning, i am most grateful of the opportunity to appreciate the morning sun, embrace life and face a new beginning. 

2. What are you most grateful for when you go to bed at night?

i am most grateful of the opportunity to rest after a good day's work.

3. Who is the person who has had the most influence on your life?

he is the greatest!!!

4. Is there someone you'd like to thank for something special they did for you but haven't yet? Take the time to do it in this meme.
i thank you for bringing back the sun to shine in my  life again...

5. Who was your favorite or least favorite teacher?
If you could talk to them now, what would you say?

my class adviser in first year high school was my first mentor. she was the first person who believed in me and pushed me to reach my potentials. she made me believe in myself. 

may your soul rest in peace, Mrs. Trinita Ranada. thank you for showing me  the way. 

6. Do you say grace at mealtime?

when i'm eating with my kids, the youngest always leads the prayer.

7. Name one thing you take for granted everyday.

i'm not saying...

8. Have you ever looked back at your life and realized that something you thought was a bad thing was actually a blessing in disguise?

when i lost my husband five years ago, i thought that was the end of the world. on the contrary, that was the beginning of my life. slowly, i was able to find myself again and learned to bounce back from the deep abyss i was trapped in. best of all, i became a real mom to my three kids for the first time in their young lives. i would never have found out i am this strong if not for that unfortunate tragedy in my life.

9. What are the top five things you are most grateful for in your life?

i wrote four of them in this post.

and here's the fifth-

i feel so blessed to have been given the chance to love and be loved again.
after all, not everyone gets a second chance in life. 

Mimi Pencil Skirt aka Queen of Memes has this to say for this weeks' meme:

"Sometimes life hands you pomegranates. You get wiser. Sometimes life hands you that icky lemonade. You get stickier. Sometimes life hands you a boatload of people who either enhance your journey in lovely ways or rock the boat off course just for the hell of it. You get an oar and row in your own direction. It happens to all of us. Either way, there's gratitude to be found if you're willing to look. Sometimes the conflicts are indeed blessings in disguise - you just don't know it yet. Sometimes the storm IS the thing you will one day bless while you wait for calmer seas. Maybe not today, but someday. So find some patience and hang on. We all have something to be grateful for one way or another. I found a few things this week. I hope you did too."


Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Well done, Bing!
love you!

Thom said...

Excellent list my friend. Ummm your link doesn't work for #9 just a little FYI :) I love love love your number 8 :) Happy Thursday my dear sweet friend :)

Sandee said...

Beautiful Bing. Beautiful. I'm glad you got a second chance too. I got a second chance and today in our 10th wedding anniversary. It's a wonderful thing.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Bing (PinkLady) said...

thanks a lot shakira :)

Bing (PinkLady) said...

thom thanks for telling me about #9. i fixed it already. :)

Bing (PinkLady) said...

sandee happy anniversary!!! omg i am sooooooooooo happy for both of you. i didn't realize that's your second chance too. i always felt so happy to hear about your trips together. you are so blessed!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Me got awards, tribute and nominations for you? Happy Weekend! hugs shakira

Bing (PinkLady) said...

wow shakira... i am so thrilled! thanks for the awards!