12 months, 52 weeks and 365 days, what a year has it been!
Time does run fast... so fast that it's as if I was on a speeding train nearing my next destination so soon that I haven't even slept yet! 2017 was a year of many unexpected events for me and my family. There were twists and turns in between, and I truly and honestly cannot thank God enough for the many majestic ways He has provided, protected and cared for each and everyone of us.
My 2017 was surely a year of learning new things, taking risks, accepting changes, and most of all, instilling an attitude of gratitude. When 2017 started, I took this challenge called "thanks-living". It was an idea from a devotional I read at that very time and I'm so glad I was able to go through it the whole year.
The challenge was to write about something that I was thankful to God for in every single day. I'd roll the tiny papers and keep it on a jar, or in my case, a container. The great thing about this is that I get to be thankful even for the simple things like being able to wake up the next morning, being able to move out and about, and all the other things we usually take for granted. Although not everyday is as bright as the other days, through the "thanks-living", I get to divert my attention from all the worries and focus on being grateful instead.
Because I loved doing the "thanks-living", I decided to unroll a few papers and read about what I was thankful for at the time.
I live an ordinary life; striving and making it work in the giant sandpit aka Dubai. My life isn't perfect (I wish it was!) But I guess there's something about the imperfection in my journey that makes it worth the write and share. I believe that we don't have to have everything figured out because if we do, a lifetime won't be enough.
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