Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gratitude



It is the time of the year again when many of us would sit down and look back at the past 12 months. Personally I get all emotional around now especially since it has been an annual horribilis for me. I would normally write down my thoughts and keep it in my little black box but I am going to do it differently this year.
I received a call from Small M this afternoon, trying to convince me to join him at his family's Christmas lunch but sadly I had to decline (the 4th invitation from different friends) due to the injury on my right hand and bruises on my face. He was a little disappointed but said this to me before hanging up"I am so grateful to have you in my life!", it has to be the sweetest thing I have heard for a very long time!
I decided I should write down a list of what I'm most grateful for and here's the list;
  • For having a loving family despite them being thousands of miles away from me.
  • For living and sharing my life with the closest person in my life despite not knowing if that is going to end soon.
  • For having some of my closest friends that still love me to pieces despite me being half as fabulous as  before.
  • For showing compassion and kindness to someone I barely knew despite all the goodwill was being taken for granted.
  • For not ended up with a disfigured face despite having the large scar inside my mouth that will forever remind me of that ugly incident.
  • For being able to cook something from my childhood when I'm feeling homesick despite that often make me even more homesick.
  • For starting this blog despite getting very lukewarm reactions from most people I mentioned the idea to.
  • For meeting wonderful new friends and like minded people through this blog despite we might never meet in person.
  • For lucky enough to be able to speak a few languages despite not having too many opportunities to do so in Melbourne.
  • For being surrounded by beautiful art works and furniture that we bought throughout the years despite there might not be any new addition to that in the very near future.
  • For having relatively good health despite how badly I treated my poor body before.
  • For having so much beauty around me despite the recent not so beautiful events that happened.
  • And finally for understanding the meaning of GRATITUDE!

    26 comments:

    1. je suis passé te souhaiter une bonne journée
      à bientôt

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    2. Aww.. I hope you are feeling better today. We are very grateful how your blog has changed the way we eat so thank you :)

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    3. All you write is so thrue !
      I wish you and your family a very merry Christmas, it's so hard to say it in english so I write in french, je te souhaite une meilleure santé, de la joie, du bonheur, et de continuer nos "petites" conversations à travers nos blogs
      Kisses, Chapot

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    4. It is nice to be grateful to so many things after having a bad year. I wish you a better and happier year :)

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    5. 3HT. Beautifully said. Merry Christmas, Happy New year, and wishing you a better year ahead !

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    6. nicely said. i love you. despite the fact we're both spazzy spazzes. actually because of it. will love you forever. xxxxxxx

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    7. Harriet from CarltonDecember 24, 2009 at 2:17 AM

      That is beautiful! There will a better year ahead for you.
      Kisses, Harriet
      P.SI have emailed you my number, give me a call you you are coming over to collect the cookies.

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    8. These are such beautiful thoughts that let us know more about you! Thanks for sharing!

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    9. =) just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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    10. Well said :-)Wish you and your family a very merry X'mas and a happy New year !!!

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    11. Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts! It is so true we have so much to be grateful for. I wish you a much better year ahead! Happy holidays!

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    12. A beautiful piece that we can all learn from - to be grateful for even the small things. Thanks.

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    13. Beautifully written, I'm going to sit down and think about that too.
      I'm sure you'll have a better year ahead!

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    14. Hey buddy, that is beautiful!
      Another invitation to our humble home if you don't feel like being alone! You have our number just give us a call. Cheers!

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    15. 我很感動!明天會更好!

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    16. Merry Christmas and happy new year babes..see you in 2010!! muaks!

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    17. What a beautiful post. Merry Christmas & wishing you a wonderful 2010!

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    18. Merry Christmas my dear friend

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    19. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year ;D

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    20. Lovely post! It is wonderful to still think about what you are grateful for after a rough year!
      All the best from now on!

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    21. Thank you everyone for you wonderful comments and well wishes, I'm very grateful for have started to get to know all of you too :)

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    22. Hey darling is everything ok?
      beautiful post and photo.
      Thinking of you,
      Sofia and Vijay

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    23. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, from the bottom of my heart.

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    24. Thanks very much for your beautiful sharing about GRATITIUDE. I am very thankful and grateful that you started this blog and meeting you. Love all your food here. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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    25. Thank you everyone for your wonderful wishes :)

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