Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!
Have you had this experience, when you are driving to work and there is so much traffic. Why? Because there was an accident on the road, oftentimes even though the car wrecks were already moved to the sidelines there’s still traffic, why? It is because the people who are passing by are slowing down to check on what is wrong. Often times our attention are drawn to what is bad. We are focused on the problem and not the goodness.
In 2013, come join me in trying to focus on what is cool in our lives. Like the wonderful sunrise and sunset on the other side of the road perhaps?
Can we learn together to count our blessings?
90% of our lives are grace. Thank God.
If you can breathe without impediment and you don’t find any difficulty breathing, then thank God. You are blessed!
If you can stand or sit down on your own and without any pain, then be thankful because a lot of people can’t even sit down nor stand up like those stroke patients in the hospital, those who are bedridden and those who doesn’t have enough strength to even sit down. I’ve been in that situation last year when I can’t even sit nor stand on my own. The pain on my lower back is excruciating.
Can you stick out your tongue? That’s a blessing! My cousin suffered a stroke and can’t even stick out his tongue nor utter even a single word. He can’t even move his right arm or leg.
If you can eat without any difficulty then be thankful! I can’t eat on my own for a while last year, because my right hand won’t move up. I had physical therapy and rehabilitation. Now I can eat with my right hand but I still have physical pain yeah, you read it right, I suffer from numbness and aching all over my right arm. My dslr camera was broken because the camera slipped out from my numb right hand. But I am thankful to God, because I can use my right hand to eat now, despite the pain. I know that God is healing me now in the ocean of grace, love and mercy, I am hoping and praying that soon I’ll be 100% again.
In 2012, it pains me to know that some people who are ugly-hearted orchestrated and invented gossips that are 360 degrees different from the truth. If they only knew the fact about my hands and treatment, then they would be laughing and realized that what they had said and typed were far from the truth. You bet, my physical therapist and rehabilitation doctor were laughing so hard when they heard what others have conceived from their ill imaginations. They know for a fact, that being violent will never be my forte, because I would be the first one to run away if there’s any sign of trouble because of my head injury.
I know that sometimes it is difficult for me to verbalize what I wanted to say, nevertheless I am still thankful because I can speak and communicate even if they often times misunderstood me. When I learned that some ugly-hearted individuals would put words into my mouth, I felt sad and happy at the same time, sad because they put me in a bad light, happy because they made me the center of their universe.
Despite its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, the fact remains that you are still a child of God. No less than the trees and the stars. Yes, you have a right to be here.
Count your blessings and let’s celebrate New Year not with a bang but with a dance. It is better to celebrate when you have all your fingers intact. Let us reach for our full potential in 2013. Cheers for our success, happiness and for peace and contentment.
Praise God for these wonderful blessings. Smile God bless you!