In All Things, Give Thanks
Another year has just gone by and there are bazillion of things that I am grateful of.
Most people I know think that everything is fine about me.
I have a pretty stable job, my relatives think that we’re well off because I am currently saving for the rent-to-own house that we will hopefully move into by second quarter of this year (if things go well as planned), I get to buy the things I need, get to go to places I want to (well not all, yet), and my portfolio has done really good (way beyond expected, big thanks to Sir Remy) and many other little things that’s has happened to me in the year 2010.
For all of these, I am very grateful to our dear Lord.
However, amidst all these, there’s still something missing in my life.
Or maybe someone.
The photo above was one of many pictures taken during our trip to Boracay Island right after Christmas when me and my high school friends decided to spend a day in the paradise as part of our little reunion.
My high school friends would always be my best friends.
Lots of things may change but my love and respect for them wouldn’t. There may be new acquaintances that may come to my life but they would always remain and stick to that special place in my heart meant only for special people who have both touched and inspired my life.
With every laugh we share in every small talk we have. Or the silly talks we may have, all add up to the cherished moments I would forever be thankful to my Lord.
Yet Something’s Missing. Or Someone.
I was so surprised when one of my friends commented on the photo above;
Jon! I don’t know why, but this photo kinda makes me sad. even though you are smiling and the view is beautiful. I just feel someone is ought to be there beside you. I wish you love! char lang din. lol
Only real friends who know you well could feel and really know when things aren’t really going well.
For so long I tried to be strong and let others believe that I am doing just fine. Well that’s the truth, I am fine.
But I know I could be better.
For all of my life, I would maintain an optimistic attitude towards things because it is my mantra that:
Focusing on the things I lack leaves me bitter.
Focusing on the things I have makes me feel better.
What Lack I Yet?
Well I recognize the fact that the more I learn, the more things are left that needed to be unveiled. With the things that I had the previous year, I couldn’t ask for more. I would always be thankful for the little things that God has given us. He has given us a bullish 2010 and I could just hope to a much more bullish 2011. I pray that the conflict between countries (North and South Korea in particular) would cease and we would all enjoy a much more peaceful life.
As Kris Aquino once said in an interview, “We shouldn’t hurry about love because if it will come, surely it will”.
God provides your every need.
If you don’t receive it,
either it’s not a need,
or it’s not the time.