Our beloved Blogkadahan says goodbye to 2007 with a few profound thoughts from its members. The posts encapsulate a year of wishes, fulfilled desires and milestones. I give my own take on the passing year with precious thank you’s to special people in my life. Did I say that includes me? You, You and You, of course!
I work in the service industry where Thank You is an overused word. Perhaps it takes pondering on what “Thank You” really means that we get to see the beauty and poetry behind it.
Thank You Lord because each time the sun rises, I know that there’s another day to be enjoyed and relished. I cannot thank you enough for the laughter of my kids and the gift of this full-throttle life which makes me look at the wealth of those experiences with open eyes and joy!
My children will always be my inspiration and my pride, my anchor through the flotsam and jetsam, the clear skies and stormy seas. Life would be easier without them, but then what kind of life would that be? Single parenthood has given me purpose and immeasurable courage, a chance to transcend my character flaws and weaknesses and strive to always be the greater person than I am. Thank You Paolo, Dionne and Dianne for letting me learn with each new day the letters l, o, v & e in the alphabet and demonstrating it in the many ways we can, with shrieks and laughter in our home and beyond.
I thank My Person for appreciating myself and plainly just forgiving myself when I succumb to stress and pressure. I am not superwoman and there is just so much I can do after all. I have never felt better with my life, growing old, and being able to view the world at a different perspective, sans the pettiness of those younger years. I have learned to choose my battles, and not fight everything that comes my way.
How do you define ‘compromise?” I’ve done so in different ways without losing sight of my self or the things I stand for. I have learned to constantly learn because this gives my life reason and meaning. When I cease learning and knowing, I cease to be.
Thank You to my friends for rocking my world. You realize that am not the most ideal person to reach on the planet, that when you text or message me at decent hours of the day, I may be sleeping or recovering from an headache-inducing graveyard shift. Thank you just the same! Genuine friendship is the one thing in life I’ve been blessed with, something always worth celebrating with silly chats and conversation over a cup of coffee. I thank my friends for the gift of acceptance, wonderful laughter and love.
Thank you for The Blog and all the blogging, which have become my life and my passion. Thank you to fellow bloggers for the link loves, my Friendsters and fellow Facebook-ers. I cannot thank my readers enough for inspiring me with their encouraging comments or just simply showing up out here to motivate me in more ways than one.
Thank you to my editor and the Manila Bulletin Technews team for putting up with the column delays and for giving me the chance to cover the vibrant blogging community. More exciting times ahead! I do resolve to be more punctual in 2008. Huh.
Thank you to my web administrator for being one of the few persons I dearly trust. And rightly so! Like a bank vault, he holds my four years of valuable blog content.
Thank you to the following companies for including bloggers in their events: Press Inc. Aryty, Ogilvy, Samsung, Harrison Communications and most especially the wonderful folks of GeiserMaclang for brightening our year.
Lastly, I thank My Dearest for being the best new person I met this year, the last one who says to me Good Night over the wonders of phone calls, SMS and chat. Through all the frustrations of technology , love rules after all and I am the happiest person on New Year’s Eve, spending it with him – in real.
Let the fireworks begin!
I love how 2007 went, and how it will end.