I am thankful to God to give me a fresh opportunity each day to start the life afresh. No matter how screwed up we think we are, that was the past. Each day present itself a new opportunity like a new canvass awaiting for us, the master artist to paint our drawings on it. I am thankful to God for the peace and safety that our country enjoys for decades and many more to come. Reading the news about this country or that country have street riots, suffering from natural disasters like typhoon, storms and earthquakes breaks my heart.
I cannot imagine what my life would be like having to live under constant pressure if the rooftop would collapse at night? Or if my kids would be alright in school and the weather remains fine throughout the day for them to return home safely. So, we complain how hot , how humid the weather here is. Yes, it does gets into our nerves but we have free will, we can exercise our choice not to be influenced by the external conditions.
I am thankful to God that our family continue to enjoy the clean water that we have. No matter how hot it is, I instantly feel refreshed after a nice cold shower under the running tap. Such luxury is perceived as a necessity since it is a given , something that we can have, can access to and can do it daily without much worries. How fortunate we are compared to many countries! It is also because of this, we need to constantly remind ourselves to use water sparingly and not in excess.
I am thankful to God that my clients continue to like my service and engage in different projects, stimulating my creativity and passion in teaching/training. I must remain open to constructive feedback, be open to receive others' points of views and be more accommodating for the betterment of the participants.
I am thankful for a supportive wife who continue to see the potential in me though at times I feel gloomy and discouraged. It gives me strength to fight another day. Just one more day to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Just lift up my head, put on a smile and things would be OK, I said to myself. Shrug off the negativity, it is no good, it serves no purposes, have faith and persevere.
Thank you Lord for your continuous education in your Words, sending me signs and signals through different people I meet and different objects to help me realise things I have yet to know. Thank you Lord.