DIARY NI GRACIA - A soft place to land for the battle weary OFW.
Took a deep breath…Oh! it’s my Grace-ious (Gracious) day.
Through experience, I’ve learned so much over the last decade. Part of me wishes I knew then what I do now. That I had the confidence and self-assurance I now possess, but I guess you can’t develop that without enduring situations. The journey you go through to understand who you are, what you stand for, your values, beliefs and standards is an amazing one. I feel like towards your big day, you come into your own and have some answers to what you once questioned. People have come and gone, now I believe…this is a great time to establish genuine friendships and discover which ones will go the distance.
At one’s wit’s end – Always listen to your instincts and have the confidence, conviction and trust in yourself to follow them. My hope for the future is to continue evolving and to live my life with purpose and passion.
This extends beyond a professional sense and into my personal realm too. I hope to live consciously. To soak in all the magical moments, big, small and seemingly insignificant.
The last decade has gone by in a blink…. Over the last few, I think I have become more aware of appreciating life and the people in it. The times we are all together are precious and I have to admit, in those moments I sit back and try my hardest to soak it all in. I want it etched in my memory forever. .
And again and again, Thank You My Heavenly Father for the sunshiny days and for the sad and cloudy ones; for the calm afternoons and the dark nights; for the love and for all beautiful and sweet things; for the flowers and the stars. Thank You for health and sickness, for sorrows and joys,for all that You gave me and all that You asked of me. Thank You My Heavenly Father … for Your smiling face and for the loving hand that kept me strong. Thank You for the loneliness, for the work, for the worries, for the fears, for the difficulties and the tears; and for everything that brought me closer to You.
May my life, from now on, be a sign of my gratefulness.
My Birthday wishes…I’m deeply grateful for the continuous guidance, for commanding every direction that I take in my life, for bringing in and taking out all whom you felt needed to come through my life, because everyone has a season. And for all that you have done and all that you continue to do for me, You brought love, hope and great changes into my life. You wrap me and all that is me in your hands, love, protection and provided in every way that is possible and beyond.
TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
A special letter of thanks…
MY BIRTHDAY PRAYER
Thank you my Heavenly Father, for another gift of life.
Thank you for all the people who remembered me not only today but who are always there for me, family, and love ones by sending greetings, messages and good wishes.
Thank you for all the experiences of this past year,
for times of kneeling which reminded me of my own weakness and of my need for you,
for times of hopeful when the sun was shining,
for times of loneliness which drove me to you.
Help me in the days ahead to make this the best year yet,
and through it to bring good credit to myself,
happiness and pride to my love ones, and joy to you.
October is always a very special month for me. First, it is my birth month and second, my journey as an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), a blogger whose chosen advocacy is service to fellow Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) became more meaningful. Read more →