It is now September and once again, Christmas countdowns are starting may it be from the radio, blogs and television. And as the year is about to close in at least 100+ days from now, it is now time for me to make my realizations and learnings through this year. I never make resolutions but I always see to it that I recognize my accomplishments and blessings and of course thank the people who have been through with me in my journey.
This year had been a year for fun and travel. I had the best summer ever because of endless family reunions which meant a lot of booze and food. I was able to treat my mom and first born out of the country and I promise to bring the twins in the future too. As for the accomplishment kind of thing, I don't know if I did something that remarkable. I had little bouts with work stuff but everything's still smooth sailing. I know that life is not perfect and never will be but I prefer not to dwell on the misfortunes I have had and just accept them as a learning ground.
Also, I realized that I have a VERY STRONG support group -my friends. I know that they are not aware of this but they give me a certain high whenever they tell me that they believe in me and that they admire me for being so strong.
In the middle of April this year I found myself dealing with a big situation that gave me the worst anxiety attack ever. But then I have my friends and everything went well. I was almost literally insane for a couple of days but then I bounced back. With the help of my friends and cousins and their wives, I was able to move forward with my life leaving the bitterness in me and learning to be happy for others. And now I can really say that I am okay. The world is not only about making yourself happy and making others happy, it is also about being happy for yourself and for others. And now that I think of it, there was never a day when I feel incomplete. I have all the love from my children who, by the way, tells me that I have the most beautiful tummy even though it is filled with battle scars and mommy badges. I have the love of my friends that even though I seemed busy this year, they were always there for me to listen, be listened to, and evaluate situations before taking actions. I have the love of my cousins who laughs with me and gives me what I need. And I have my parents who give me unconditional love and understands me when I say "I'm broke."
Having realized all these, I cannot say that my year isn't happy. There were bumps, yes, but I was able to bounce back quickly. There may be heartaches but I did not let it get to me. I would be an ungrateful child of God if I demand too much and question my adversities.
To these I am thankful. Thank you for tagging along in my journey.