First of all, I am thankful that my blog is up and running again. Yes, it was down the whole weekend starting Black Friday up to Cyber Monday, nonetheless. If you’re thinking I was out shopping (I wish I was!) you’re 100% incorrect! I was so sad that I couldn’t think of shopping online or in the malls. I had all the discount codes by Friday afternoon as I was thinking of writing a post and sharing the codes. It was only on Monday night when I shopped just because of FOMO. And this morning I had the biggest surprise because I saw my face again in my website 🙂
Apparently, my site was hacked and thanks to the hackers I learned my lesson to add security to my website. It also forced me to focus that weekend into doing something else that I needed to do. But that was not the reason of my thankfulness which is the message of this post, so read on.
Thanksgiving is not observed in Australia where I am but it should be celebrated wherever in the world, maybe not literally but figuratively. A thankful heart brings contentment and joy and ultimately results to healthy body and mind.
Here are 5 things that I am thankful for:
1) My family – family is king and should be kept and appreciated. For me, they are my strength and support during good and bad times. The reason why I work hard and pray hard.
2) My friends – friends come from all walks of life. There are those you met in your childhood, school years and work life. While you cannot keep them all there are some who stayed and are meant to be with you for life. I am grateful for my school and work friends that I still communicate with, my BFFs and even my virtual friends that I made thru this blog.
3) My health – great health is priceless and it can’t be bought at some point in your life. So do what it takes to stay healthy. As a working mum, I incorporate physical activity with work and house chores. I walk during lunch time, use the stairs when I need to see my workmates and I ditch sugary drinks with fresh mixed carrot and green juice. I clean my house on a daily basis so it won’t pile up and require an exhausting job later. It clears my mind too from not seeing the mess that the boys created.
4) My work – thankful for my work as it keeps me sane and balance. I think I’m not meant to be a stay-at-home mum as I’ll be cleaning the house all day or keep feeding the kids. I’m blessed that the nature of my work is soooo me and really fits my personality. I work as a Business Analyst which analyses business and technical requirements that makes me a bit nerdy but I also manage website content which brings out my creativity.
5) Blessings – I believe that the good things I have physically and materially are blessings from God (James 1:17). It is important that while young and able to earn we have to save for the rainy day. For me, I turn to real estate for investment. No, I don’t only think about buying designer bags haha. Make your money grow, invest it wisely. While material possessions give me happiness temporarily, it’s still my relationship with God and the people around me that matters permanently.
I hope your hearts are full and beaming with joy. So tell me, what are you thankful for?
Thank you for reading, ’til next post. You can connect me in Instagram busyandfab to see my fab finds, other outfits and events in between posts.
‘Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever’. – Psalms 118:1