Saturday, November 30, 2013

Let the holiday season begin!

Let the Christmas season start!

Hello everybody!
It's been a while, almost a whole month since I have written anything for my blog. I am very happy that my co-blogger Liis entertains you with her awesome reviews! I have been doing lots of reading in the meanwhile and I am counting on posting few reviews during the upcoming days .

Thanksgiving is here and even though it's not celebrated here, I like the idea of Thanksgiving. I try to do my best appreciating people around me daily, but Thanksgiving is a very good time to put things into a different perspective and remind myself how lucky I am.

Thanksgiving pictures very often present a turkey, but I preferred this picture because it has a meaning for me. This decoration was a surprise which waited for me this morning at work. My colleague and a good friend knows, that I do love everything even remotely related to Christmas and she made this surprise for me. You have no idea how wonderful it is to come to work and finding this beautiful creation on my table. (One of the golden butterflies was on my keyboard!) She simply wanted to do something for me and that is exactly what is incredibly heart-warming. Besides making me smiling a lot, it made me happy and giddy inside. It was unexpected and sweet and that is one of the reasons I am considering myself being a very lucky person. These kind of small gestures do matter.

Having people around you who love you and appreciate you is a blessing. Now it's my turn to give. As said, I am doing my best to share the love and appreciate people I care about. I am well aware, that this blog post is only a tiny-tiny way of giving, but I still want to do it. It's just a blog post, but an important one for me. I also know, that half of the people I love, won't probably read it and it does not matter for me that they won't see it, because I can tell them all this in person. I also know, that this post will not cover all things and people I am grateful for in my life, but including you all will demand me writing a whole book (or series) about it. So this post is for me. And for those who take time reading it. :)

Here we go!

I am grateful that for 7 years and 14 days ago I became a mom. My son has given me the greatest pleasures in my life. I am thankful for his unconditional love, his smiles, his millions of questions about life, his joyful eyes, his jokes. He has taught me many things about life and love, and it has been the greatest journey in my life. When he looks at me, I see nothing but love and that is an amazing gift to have: the gift of motherhood.

I am thankful of my family: my parents, my sis and her family. They have ALWAYS been there (and here) for me, supportive and loving. For our family - the blood is always thicker than water. When happy, they cheer with me, when I'm down, they lift me up, when lost, they help me finding my path. I do appreciate the values I've received from them.

I am very grateful for being healthy. There have been ups and downs during the last two years with several surgeries, but as a result of it, my health is considerably better than it used to be. I am thankful, that I've lost 40 kg (88 pounds) which literally has made my life easier and also healthier. I am thankful, that I had stubbornness and willpower to go through with it and I am very happy about the results.

I am grateful for my friends. Far or close, I appreciate you, your love and I am thankful for your friendship!

I am grateful for all people who have taught me new things or who have forced me to learn new things about myself. Thank you for existing!

I am thankful for people who make me smile, even though I might not know you and never will! The fact that you bring smile on my lips is worth more than you know!

I am grateful for all the books that have ever been written and will be written! I am thankful for all the existing and future authors in the world! You have given me incredible pleasures and taking me to worlds and places I have never been! Thank you for your creativity! Thank you for all readers in the world making it possible for authors! I am thankful having people taking their time reading my blog! Love you!

I am thankful for being able to travel and see the world! Hence my gratitude goes to all my employers I have ever had and will have. You have made it possible for me to explore and given me adventures I never thought possible! I am blessed for being able to see and visit different parts of the world and experiencing so many different cultures and religions. It has made my life richer!

I am grateful for my life and all the eperiences I have had in my life. It doesn't matter if they have been good or bad, these experiences have made me to the person I am today. They have made me stronger and I sincerely hope also wiser. I have learned a lot and I am still thankful that I am able to learn and adjust according to what my life brings me. It has taught me to give, to forget and to forgive and last, but not least, to love and appreciate small things in the life.

Happy reading and happy upcoming holidays to all of you! I wish you happiness, love and peace in mind!



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