Friday, September 12, 2014


I know that it has been a while since I have posted
 but the past month has been just crazy with everything.  
I have been tagged to do the ice bucket challenge.... which I did.
Goodness, I surely respect the folks that are in the Arctic club.

I have also been tagged a couple of times for the grateful challenge.
Unfortunately for this, I have not had the chance to reply back.
So I thought it is apropos to have a post just for it.
Because I am grateful for so many things.

First and foremost is the good health of all my parents, myself and my dear ones.
I truly wish that I could pause time at this particular moment 
so that I am constantly surrounded by those who are near and dear to me.

I am very blessed to be given the support and love of true and the dearest of friends.
They are the ones that I go to to share the weight of any daily hurdles,
 support me in my ever changing endeavors 
and allow me to embrace my true self.
I TRULY do not know what I would do without you in my life.

I am so grateful to have a loving and supportive husband
 who has the patience for my endless quirkiness.
I thank my higher power that with him, I am not alone during the darkest of nights
and that he is the one with me that greets each new day.

I am humbled to be given healthy, intelligent and talented children
who give me daily challenges and experiences
that allow me to continue to grow and be a better person.

I cannot forget to thank those that have mentored me 
through various stages of my life.

,,and am lucky now to be able to pass down what I learned and be a mentor to others.

Each day I am reminded that 
true peace is always around me.
And that I should live for the moment.

Road blocks in my path are there to make me stronger
and to allow me to pause and find the hidden beauty.
...and that lessons are learned from these obstacles

Meditation (or attempts to) has taught me 
that there are many things that are beyond my control.
and that it's okay if I cannot fix it.
But that I find solace in knowing 
that I give my heart and self
at trying to make my world a better place.
and that I am teaching my children these same values.

What about you?
What are you grateful for?


  1. I have never heard of the grateful challenge, nevertheless this was so inspirational!! Thank you so much for the reminder that we need to cherish each moment and the people we spend them with :)

  2. Beautiful expression Tilen - great inspiration