She wanted to have a picture with the Mommy and Baby Giraffe, just like her and me, she said.
Those were the days when she was eager to take her place in front of the camera.
Nowadays, it’s no longer so…my Dearest Daughter is growing up…and I miss the giraffes…
(This photo was taken at Pasig Rainforest Park).
Today is Friday.
I would like to call it Thank You Friday and hope to continue it in the weeks to come. I think I missed this last week.
Being melancholic and a pessimist, I need to constantly remind myself to be thankful for what I have and don’t have.
It’s about being positive. It’s about being grateful. It’s also a DIVINE command! Imagine an order to say thanks and to give praise? God certainly knows us better than we think…
Here’s my Thank You list for this week:
- My Dearest Daughter and I finally finished her Sing Spell Read and Write curriculum material. My little girl can now read almost anything on her own!
- The rains have arrived to help cool us off. This means savings on my water and electric bills!
- My mother was diagnosed with pneumonia. It could have been much worse. Now she is responding well to her antibiotics and getting better.
- We had a wonderful time watching the Kite Festival at Clark. Getting sun-burnt and nearly blown away was worth it.
- No one else is sick, the Little Swimmer has a cough but it’s not giving us or him any major problems.
How about you? What’s on your Thank You list for this week?
Saying “thank you” is a forgotten art these days.
Everyone is always in a hurry.
If you find yourself hurrying to your next stop, why not take the time to say “thank you”, too?
Those simple words can brighten up a stranger’s day, and maybe yours, too!
Don’t forget to smile while you’re at it
Today, our school year officially ended. Looking back, I learned more than my children did, I think. And not about the subjects. Here’s what I learned (or remembered to do?) this past school year:
1. Life is a journey.
2. It’s best to travel light, wherever you’re going.
3. Smile and laugh, it really does keep the blues away.
4. It’s okay to remember the not-so-nice things about life. Just remember that it is ALL IN THE PAST.
5. Jesus does give you Peace, but only if you let Him.
6. Take a walk and enjoy the outdoors.
7. Listen to the birds singing in the morning.
8. Watch the sky.
9. Play with the children, everyday.
10. Love like it’s the last day of your life.
Thank you God for bringing me and my family this far. Without you, life is empty and meaningless. I love you God.