26 Things I Am Thankful For
November 22, 2017
It is Thanksgiving week here in the US and I want to share these things that I am thankful for. By the way, Thanksgiving is a traditional holiday celebration here where every family and households share bountiful meal. And of course, the main star of the table is the Turkey, which can be roasted, baked, or deep-fried. Volunteering is also common during Thanksgiving. Some communities and corporations host some food-drives and free dinners for those who are less-fortunate.
As a Filipino who doesn’t really celebrate this kind of feast, all I know is that the main purpose of Thanksgiving is to be grateful for whatever you have. I tried to search on Google about Thanksgiving and it gave me a bunch of different history articles contradicting other articles. Seriously, life of relying with Google.
But as a life survivor, I am finding new things and reasons to be thankful for. Even though sometimes, I am experiencing little struggles, I am still blessed to see some positive things.
So that being said, I have a lot of things to be thankful for…
- Life – first thing that I am always thankful for is that everyday- I am breathing.
- Husband – I love David so much- to the moon and back. I always say that we’re such good partners.
- Being a husband to him – so far, the best stage of my life.
- Family – my growing family. From my home country, to my new family here in US.
- Friends – and they’re growing as well.
- Our dogs, Vita and Smeagol – Haaay…soon, we will be away from them. They are the second and third friends that I started to talk to (after David).
- Travel experiences – road trips, city trips, David and I exploring places together.
“Give THANKS for a little, and you will find a lot.”
- Coffee (hot and iced) – ever since I got here in US, drinking coffee is part of my daily routine.
- Our bed – where David and I sleep, laugh, argue, being gay all day-long, etc etc.
- Time – which I keep on working on everyday to divide my tasks and responsibilities.
- Weather – that my body is needed to get use to wherever I go to.
- Diversity – sheez! Imagine our world with no diversity, how boring is that?!
- Haters – yes, still part of diversity. They make our life challenging yet fun.
- My sight – which last week, I learned that I really have this kind of Astigmatism called Myopia (nearsighted) and I got my eye-glass prescription. No need to use any reading glasses from drug stores. Thanks to Stanton Optical.
- Car – which David drives, and I will never learn how to do for the rest of my life. (And the cars of my Uber and Lyft drivers for work and going somewhere).
- Living in a neighborhood (or in Central Valley) with not that much of people – being a person who’s used to being in a city, I am getting the hang of this.
- This blog – which is surprisingly crazy. It’s growing in terms of readership and it’s getting a lot of emails from different brands out there for collaborations, both paid and in-exchange of free products and/or service.
- Sunset – Oh my, I love seeing the sunset here. Different and magical. And David always love seeing the cloud formation with the playful rays of the sun.
- Ability to help other people – like seriously. A simple person like me who isn’t that fortunate to earn that big of a money, I can absolutely see possibilities that I can still be part of such volunteer groups. And David is wanting to do the same thing. Girl, great minds think alike. *3 snaps
- Music – from rock to pop, from Regine Velasquez to Piano Guys. I wish I can book these talented people to sing for me and for David- for our wedding…someday.
- Skyflakes and Hummus (and cheese) – our life savior.
- Talking to different people – to be honest, sometimes I’m scared of talking to other people. But I am getting there, little by little.
- Continuous learning ability – from a Computer Engineering Undergraduate, to a Customer Service and Technical Support, to a Microbiology Technician, to a Lifestyle Blogger…name it, then let me take time to learn it.
- Challenges – hell to the yeah! I need those, those are my strength!
- Our plans – David and I have a lot of things to do starting today. The biggest step of our relationship is about to start by leaving this country after his career in teaching. Then after that, come what may, we’re excited seeing what the world has to offer. #relationshipGOALS
- LOVE – this would be my last thing that I am going to be thankful for. Without this LOVE that I am giving to everyone, to everything, I will not receive the same LOVE that my soul will want to receive.
And many more…
How about you, what are the things that you are thankful for? You don’t need to wait for Thanksgiving to do this list. Just go on your notebook (or Notes app on your smartphone), then start writing them. It is always nice to have a list like this to look at when you’re feeling down and ungrateful. Trust me, it works.
Gerome of GD Blog
I’m the writer and creator behind GD Blog | Proud Filipino, born and raised in the Philippines | Happy and gay | Married to David | I moved to US to be with my man and we will start traveling, so technically, not staying in US | Life survivor | I’m just an average person like my readers | Someone that you can relate to