I’ve always been the grateful kind of person. It’s that one consistent attitude I have in life that has helped me a lot in combating my depressive moods, hormonal imbalances, and mood swings growing up. And I’m happy to say that these extremely negative emotions haven’t been cropping up that much in the last few years of my life; and whenever they do pop up, I still do feel the sadness, yes, because I am still human after all, but I think I’ve already mastered the art of not dwelling on the negativity anymore and I immediately get to change the channels I am tuning into, and of course, that one constant channel I go to is gratitude.
Just lately, after Mahal and I did our not-so-secret civil wedding and we’re finally and legally husband and wife, a barrage of grateful emotions have been and are constantly filling my heart. Who would have thought that I will be one of the lucky not-so-many who can get annulled and be married again when so many broken married couples haven’t been granted the same? Who would have thought that I will have another chance at a love like ours? The love, commitment, and loyalty we have for each other cannot even compare to the previous kinds of love I’ve felt in my life! Ours just constantly keeps getting better and better, and with a child like our son who is so good, so smart, so mature for his age, we feel so overwhelmingly blessed beyond words! I really cannot capture the right words for it, I end up just crying for joy! Thank you, God, for blessing us with more than we deserve!
I remember during those dark moments in my life when I kneeled on my bed, and cried my heart out to God with both my arms raised in heaven asking God for help… to help me get through that turbulent time in my life and help me find happiness again. What God has given us now is way beyond my expectations and I am eternally grateful! Thank you! Thank you!
You can read about my other gratitude posts here:
2021 HIGHLIGHTS: A GRATITUDE POST FOR THE YEAR THAT WAS
5 Things You Can Do Instead of Social Media (Facebook Disabled My Account and I’m Thankful!)
3 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress During These Hard Times
ON SURVIVING THE 7-YEAR ITCH ON OUR 7TH ANNIVERSARY AND STRIVING TO LIVE A BEACH KIND OF LIFE DESPITE THE PANDEMIC
Happy 3rd Anniversary to Momtraneur.com! A Thank You Post
A Look Back at 2018… Grateful for the Year that Was
Attitude of Gratitude: A Decade of VA Life
How to Not Worry in Life and Love
It also helps that when I’m grateful, more blessings come. This is because I get to focus more on what I already have rather than what I lack, and according to the law of attraction (a pinciple I’ve been a fan of since I discovered it in 2007 and started practicing it in 2008), that’s one of the best ways to get what you want.
So this year, more than ever, I will be ramping up my gratitude posts here on my blog. What do I mean by this? It means, I want to remember, be mindful of, and remind myself of this blessed life I’ve been living and to help me do that, you’ll be seeing more and more posts about the things I’m grateful for all these years. It’s also like hitting 2 birds with 1 stone because this year, I want to finish sharing all my past and current travels here on my blog. Doing so will psychologically prepare me to create more space in my psyche for our future life abroad (assuming that we will be successful with our plans). So, as I document here on my blog all the experiences I’ve had with Mahal for the last 10 years we’ve been together, I will feel like I’m also making more space to attract more adventures for our family in the near future. And hopefully, those adventures will involve us living and traveling in other countries.
In the event that “The Plan” doesn’t pan out, well, I’d still be glad to get my 10 year old resolution of blogging my past travels and experiences here on Momtraneur. And we continue living our beach kind of life here in Oslob. It’s still a win-win!
So yeah… more travel and lifestyle posts coming up! I hope you’ll enjoy reading about them here and watching them on my vlog when they’re published as much as I will have enjoyed writing and vlogging about them.
How about you? What are you thankful for all these years?
Til my next post!