Friday, January 29, 2010

I am grateful

You guys who are so kindly taking the time to visit my blog, you don't know how much your thoughtfulness means to me. Thank you all for your super sweet comments for my post yesterday. Everybody is so loving and supportive. It truly warms my heart reading all your comments. Karen's comment about her dad was so sweet. How true that we always remember the small everyday kind, loving things that our loved ones used to do for us.

Speaking about  being thankful and grateful, each year, as we're getting ready for the Chinese New Year, my mom usually do some kind of praying or meditation to thank God for all the blessings from the previous year and to say our hope and prayer for the coming year. This year, I do it with her since she's here with me and gosh, when you quiet yourself and just think of all the things you're grateful for, it's amazing how rich you feel.

At first, you think, I am grateful I have a job, I am grateful for my kind and thoughtful husband, then slowly you start thinking of all the little things. That I am healthy, I have a house, I don't have to worry about food, I etc. It makes you realize and appreciate what you have. That really most of us are very rich in so many different way, when we take the time to appreciate what we do have and look around us. Yes, if you compare yourself to the rich people, you might think I don't have enough money to buy this, that, etc. But, when you look to those less fortunate, that's where you hopefully realize that you're pretty blessed. That's my deep thought for the day. :)

And,  to continue with the gratefulness theme, here's my card. I want to say this more often to those that I love. To all of you who are so kind to read my blog, to those who always encourage me, stand by me, loving me, I am so grateful for you. Love, Vera


Monika Reeck said...

Vera this is sooo that butterfly stamp so adorable card...

Lin said...

You've found the secret of happiness, Vera! Lovely thoughtful post today, and I like your Mom's tradition for the new year, something we should all adopt.

Nancy said...

Vera, your post really touched my heart. Isn't it wonderful to realize how blessed we are...a grateful heart is always joy-filled. How beautiful that you had the opportunity to share such a special moment with your Mom. Thanks so much for sharing your heart, and may God continue to bless you!


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