30 Reasons to be Thankful for in April 2014

Summer is at its peak. I hope it does not get hotter than today. Whenever I go out, my face is drenched in sweat after a few minutes outdoors. Even with the scorching heat, there are still a lot of reasons to be thankful for. I am glad I am still able to keep up with the gratitude journal.

Here are the reasons why I am thankful for April:

1. Understanding. I was late for a meeting. Well, I was in the nick of time.  For some reason, some people are quite understanding of my tardiness. I was glad I was still able to do what is expected from me.

2. Knowledge-sharing. Because I have a mathematics degree, my cousins run to me for help with numbers. My cousin plans to take the NMAT and she wants help on how to answer those math problems in her review.  I am glad I was able to help. I am glad there are still concepts that stuck in my head even if I have not done some math problems for years.

3. Fun conversation. Even if my friend is faraway, we were still able to keep in touch and laugh about our day.

4.  People who melt the heart.

And what inspires this thought? Suits is back! With a few Google clicks, I learned that Gabriel Macht came to the Philippines. Why didn’t I know this?

5. Friend’s blessing. The construction of my friend’s apartment is almost complete.

6. Photo inspiration. I worked all day but I had time to edit my cover photo on Facebook. Here it is!

You may download this photo, free of charge. :D

You may download this photo, free of charge. 😀

7. TV show. Game of Thrones is back!

8. Lechon! My cousin invited us to his new home.  Food was prepared and there was lechon. Yay!

9. Holiday. It is “Araw ng Kagitingan”.  I tried to be creative today using the Windows Paint program. 😀

paint

10. Ridiculous text. I often say that I get more texts from an infotext number than real people. I got this funny text and gained a lot of funny comments from friends on Facebook. Yes, I got a lot of ribbing. All for fun!
txt

11. Clean bill of health. My aunt had her regular checkup today and I am thankful that she had good results.

12. Meeting with classmates. We had lots of food and we were always laughing.

13. Birthday. It is an Aunt’s birthday. This means free dinner!

14. Cool math videos. I hope people will start liking math once they have seen these videos.

15. Prayers.  For some reason, I like praying on my own. I really talk to God like having a conversation with him. A friend asked me to include her in my prayers as she will do the same for me. I thank God for prayer warriors.

16. Playlist. I am a huge Lea Salonga fan. I was trying to get a copy of her Playlist book last year but it was always unavailable. Finally, I got mine.

playlist

17. Binignit. It was Holy Thursday and everyone is avoiding meat. The favorite dish for this season is binignit (guinataang halo-halo). Enterprising vendors in our local market got creative. The sell the mix per kilo. We do not have to cut those ingredients anymore. This saves us the trouble of cutting kamote, gabi and ube into cubes.
binignit

18. Food. Most businesses are closed today so it was be hard to buy something to eat. Thank you God that we have enough.

19. Realization that I need help. My bathroom clogged and we have a device to unclog it but it broke. I spent an hour trying to fix it. Dirt mud all over me. I lamented that this is the time I need a husband. LOL!

20. Finished tasks. Since I went on a vacation, there was a backlog of tasks I needed to complete. Today, I finished all of them. I have enough leeway to be on track since I have another trip next month. Hehe!

21. Time for another work. Because I completed the task the previous day, I have enough time for another job without putting pressure on myself. I had enough time.

22. Mochi. Delicious. And I think I got my friend addicted to it, too.
mochi
23. Good news. I received some good news today!

24. Sign. There is an idea floating at the back of head for several months now and I got an answer. I have prayed for such a favor and I realized that the answer may not be something I have hoped for. I believe God has other plans for me. I just got to have faith.

25. Clogged bathroom fixed. And I did not need a husband to do it. Haha! I feel proud to fix it on my own. I have been using a flooded bathroom for days. Thank God for the wisdom on how to get it done.

26. Fiesta. We were invited to a fiesta in a barrio. I love going to places in the city where I have not been. I brought my camera with me and did some shoot with my cousins.

I love this rural setting

I love this rural setting

27. Black Sambo. I was able to make three containers and they love it. We froze the Black Sambo and it tasted like ice cream. My cousin loved it so much that he gave me money to make another batch.

28. Answered prayers. All the while, I thought that the answer to my previous prayer is “No”. I think the answer to my prayer is “maybe”.

29. Free lessons. I got some free photography lessons from my cousin who came home for a vacation.

30. Letter sent. I was asked to write a solicitation letter for the alumni homecoming.

Goodbye April, Hello May!

There weren’t really much showers on April but I hope there will still be May flowers. 😀

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Comments

  1. Its right “April showers brings May flowers”. Its been rainy here in past couple days, and the word lechon makes me droll and I’m thinking about changing my Fb cover as well.. Thank you, Sis:)

  2. Your April was really fun.. so many things you did last month.

  3. April was indeed a great month. That find your boyfriend text is pretty ridiculous. LOL. also, I’m so happy for you that you got that sign that you wanted. Hoping that its all for the best. 🙂

  4. That locate your boyfriend did a lot of mess when I was still working in Globe. Tracker hahaha! Daming nabibisto. April was indeed a blessed month for me too. Let’s claim that May will be and June too.

  5. I totally agree about the heat. It’s crazy. Anyway, I noticed that you’re hyped about Game of Thrones’ return. I am, too!

  6. I agree it’s so hot last month and hopefully the temperature will drop even a little this May. Galing mo talaga sis, you keep your gratitude project well.

  7. The weather is freaky here in Baguio. It is warm in the morning and it rains every afternoon. Yesterday, we even had hail stones

  8. It’s so hot and our aircon at the office is not helping. IT’s great that you have lots of blessings this April and for sure even more blessings will come this May. God bless!

  9. The FB cover photo is beautiful, I have not tried mochi yet and the binignit on Holy Thursday? I bet was delicious. 🙂

  10. WOW, THIRTY REASONS TO BE THANKFUL FOR! But, I love your outlook that you are indeed thankful for the things that happen in our life!

  11. San next byahe mo? Nakasakay rin ako sa next flight out of Siargao pero mega drama gawa ng officemate ko 😀 Looks like magagawi ako dyan anytime soon since nagpaset ako ng meeting sa DA regional office. hehehe

  12. Wow, what a good long list! Lots of reasons to be thankful… I should do one, too. 😀

  13. Your photo edit is so pretty! Me loves it! I love this entire post, too. I laughed over the ridiculous text and got curious about that mochi product! 😀

  14. I agree with your #4 list. Personally, I am touched by some who go out of their way to help me when I least expect for it. Hope you’re doing fine, Kat!

  15. kakatuwa naman ung sa may binignit. All you need is to make is the round malagkit. wala pang nakakaisip ng ganyan dito. By the way, I love those rural settings too.

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