It’s almost Thanksgiving and you’ve probably seen a lot of posts about being thankful for all the blessings they’ve received, their family and friends. While I am also absolutely grateful for all these things and more, this year, I want to focus on the bad things that happened to me. It’s not every day you get to hear someone say “Be thankful for the bad things in your life”. It’s hard to be thankful for them when they hurt you, when they make you live your life in fear, when they make you angry, or when they leave you devastated.

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Every Thanksgiving, I always say that I’m thankful for family, friends, and all those kinds of serious stuff. That has been always true but this year, to make it fun, I’ve decided to turn the spotlight on to the little things that I am thankful for this year. Hot showers – Growing up in Manila where having water heaters isn’t a necessity but a luxury, I take comfort in the fact that the water I am showering in every day is going to be warm. It makes waking up in the morning so much more bearable. Fluffy cozy robe – Because…

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grabbed from Freeimages.com I have been guest blogging at BayArt and have recently published an article there. BayArt is all about bringing inspiration and happiness; and creating a value and making a difference. Of course, my usual posts wouldn’t be appropriate there;  so I had to turn on a switch that hasn’t been turned on for a while. This is the first time I have written something like this for years and I actually enjoyed it. Without further ado, here it is. I hope you like it. –   I haven’t always been grateful. I used to be a shallow carefree person who was only interested in getting what I didn’t have; I…

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