This post may seem a little awkward, coming a week after the American Thanksgiving but since I’m not American, nor based there and since there is no similar celebration over here in Malaysia, I just wanted to share some things for which I’m thankful, as November draws to a close and the year end becomes imminent.
Sometimes, as we go around our daily lives, we may miss or forget the little things that make up our lives and to be thankful for small mercies. It needn’t be something earth shattering, or even something prominent. But I’ve found that sometimes just recounting the little things that are positives, makes big problems seem smaller and less significant.
So here are some things I’m thankful for, just to remind myself that things aren’t as bad as they seem, ever. If you feel like sharing yours, please do. Sometimes, we all need a little reminder
I’m thankful for:-
- Having a car – The traffic can sometimes get to me, and naturally a car comes with it attendant responsibilities, but I am thankful for owning and being able to own one especially in our unpredictable hot then rainy weather.
- Having small feet – Its easier for me to get shoes that are on sale
- Data on my mobile – What else could I do in traffic jams or boring places if I could not check Twitter and chat on whatsapp?! LOL
- A Dad who embraces technology - He isn’t quite all up there as a technogeek, but he can handle email and the internet well enough to get him the information he wants and needs, which is pretty impressive for someone who used to work with typewriters! It makes it easier for us all to share information especially through email. Yesterday, he sent me a text message with this -> It made me laugh aloud. My dad is employing smilies!
- GChat - It is distracting as heck, but perfect for arranging impromptu lunch dates and meet ups, and for sharing
- Knowing people who love bags as much as I do - Fact is, not everyone understands when you say you love a particular design or brand. Some are disdainful especially about costs. I am thankful to have found people with whom I can dissect a design and talk about the costs and who will tell me right off if its not worth it, or push me in the direction of a better design/value.
- Being busy at work – I like to tell people, “busy is good” it means you have a job, and that there is money coming into a business. Its when you are not busy and are sitting around twiddling your thumbs too often that you should be worried! So I’m thankful to be busy.
- Friends – Old or new, I’m thankful for every single one. Sometimes, as is wont to happen in life, people drift apart and go off to lead their own lives. Keeping in touch isn’t as easy as it looks and for many, the way of keeping in touch is relegated to a Facebook “Like”. I choose to stay off Facebook and friends I stay in touch with are people I actually do communicate with and meet with, not just “like”.
- Staying off Facebook – Haha… yes I do not have a personal Facebook presence, only for the MWS Facebook page. I chose not to go there, and I’m glad I didn’t.
- Whatsapp – this cross platform data based mobile chat programme, despite it’s lags, has been wonderful. It allows me to chat with friends and family locally and overseas and importantly send images and videos. Its how I have been staying in touch with the progress of my little nephew, and it’s an invaluable thing to have when you’re out shopping for friends.One photo speaks louder than words in helping someone decide on a purchase. Also, not sure if that dress works on you, one photo to my sis and I either get the thumbs up or down. Oh, I also once woke up to 140 messages in a group chat with people in different time zones. Its wonderful! (not affiliated, hah!)
- For being able to read maps - yes, I can read maps and I can navigate and I love exploring new places. Physical maps aside, I’m also thankful for being able to pick and navigate my own way around the thicket out there and not have to scum off others. I suppose I enjoy the pioneering spirit as opposed to being a piggybacker
And always, YOU - Without every single one of you reading this, I and MWS would be nothing. Without your encouragement and your active participation (which I love btw even if I’ve been too swamped to reply them as quickly as I like) I don’t know how much longer I could have gone on. But as it stands, you have bolstered me enough to step into Year 6 of blogging come March 2013 – Thank YOU!
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