I completed my gratitude project for 2014. This year, I am doing a monthly wrap up on the good things that happened for the month. Time flies so fast. It seems that January went on a blur and, little did I know it, it is already February!
I am grateful for the past month. There were surprises and realizations. When I look back on my January, this is what come to mind.
Friendship. I started the year with a lot of gatherings with friends. I am thankful for the friends I have. God sends people in my life who are angels in disguise. I never thought I can be this friendly but God has a way of allowing me to meet people who are genuinely nice and warm that I can be myself around these people. I do not have to exert effort to be liked and loved.
Fantastic news. I received a good news from a friend. It was an amazing story that I often see in movies. I promised to keep the news as a secret as requested by my friend. Besides, that big news is the kind of story that should be shared by my friend not me. l feel special for being entrusted with a secret. It is an honor to keep a secret for someone. One of the reasons I do not drink anything alcoholic is that I fear I might spill secrets I keep including my own secrets if I get a little tipsy! Hehe
Food. I have been watching my food intake. I tried to cook healthier. It is a challenge to go on diet in our household because my family sometimes does not take my diet declarations seriously. They kept offering me food that are not allowed in the junk food challenge. They forget. They kept requesting me to make dessert which obliged but it was quite a challenge to resist eating the dessert after. It is sad I slaved in the kitchen to make those dessert and I do not get to eat them. But I prevailed.
Fitness. I started to join a fitness challenge. My friend, Grace, posted a video of herself doing some exercise sequences and it looked like I can do those types of workout. I tried one set of exercise and I liked it so I am doing this for 60 days. I am already on my 6th day. 54 days to go!
Faith. It was an inspirational month for many of us who followed the visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines. I hope I remember the message he shared to everyone. With the sad news recently, it is really a test faith how we can unite as people of God. I pray for justice and peace in my country.
I am looking forward to February.
My 5 things are:
Life : So many people my age have not lived to see the new year
Challenges : This new job keeps me on my toes and allows me to think outside the box
Family : They are my main support Systems
Help : I’m glad I have Writers & a Graphics Designer for me Blog 🙂
Food : I’m glad I have different Choices each day
Haha food! 🙂 lol quite a list. Simple short list, but very much valuable. I’m glad to have read this, I’m reminded to recount my blessings. 😀
Wow this is such a motivating post Kat. May your friendships remain life long. Stay Blessed!
Five F that did wonder on you this month. Foods, every mom I know always have food to thank about.
Wow, you noticed that! That was my intention- to use words starting with F. 😉
I believe, everything happen for a reason, thanks for sharing the 5 good things happened to you.
Always be happy Kat! 🙂
The Pope Francis visit and his memorable messages will always be the event that makes January 2015 forever etched in our collective memories as Filipinos. We are thankful his visit here was peaceful, prayerful and meaningful.
It’s always nice to be reminded of the things that we have achieved in the past. Great post, Kat!
Me too! I can’t wait for the awesome things that February can bring for me! ^_^
Good luck with the fitness challenge! I cannot believe you told us you knew a secret and didn’t tell us! Hope it is amazing news for your friend! Sim @ simslife.co.uk x
Time flies so fast. Parang kailan lang, we celebrate New Year and now, February na.
Those listed are really considered good things.
I think that the new year started on a good note for you! Hope it stays the same all year round!
Yea… how time flies! I am glad to know that more and more ppl are adapting a healthier eating lifestyle.
This is a beautiful motivational post you created! You inspire people to be grateful, therefore you inspire goodness into the world =) Thank you for sharing and I wish you a wonderful February!
very well said.. Friendship, food and faith… amen! surround yourself with great and trustworthy friends. eat good food and cheat once in a while,lol. have faith in everything
january has been a roller coaster maze for me. The relationship chaos had led me to confusion and the lack of motivation to work on anything! I did a 50Hour Yoga Challenge and it helped me a lot with inner reflection!
I enjoyed your review, and, as always you touched on things that matter to all of us. Fitness and Faith are two that resonated with me.
I know that God puts us through tests so that we become stronger and learn our lessons. Life is our greatest teacher. I appreciate all the hardship that I have gone through cause it made me wiser and stronger.
January was a very fast month for me, so far so good. I am learning and still improving everyday. All the best for 2015!
All great things to celebrate and be happy about. Whatever your friends news is I am sure it is wonderful!