Wednesday, December 15, 2010

He Works in Mysterious Ways

Today marks my twenty three years of existence. I thank God for giving me another year to live, to share my knowledge and skills, to experience and learn new things, to love, and to grow in Him.

I have always had faith in my God that He will lead me according to His plans. This year, I wanted to highlight a few of the things I am most thankful for, which makes me say that indeed He works in mysterious ways:
  1. Work. He taught me to be patient and to continue praying for my new team and new role. His timing was perfect, as my transfer took place at the start of my employer's new fiscal year -- giving me a fresh start for everything.
  2. Media. January 2010 saw my first ever published article in Manila Bulletin, occupying almost a whole page of the broadsheet. During the same month, Jove Francisco also mentioned my blog in TV5's defunct "The Evening News." After 10 months, my name and blog appeared again in Manila Bulletin recommending gadgets for Christmas. Who would've thought that I'd make it there? I am actually overwhelmed.
  3. Travel. This year gave me another opportunity to go places to see God's wonderful creations. To name a few, I was able to visit Bacolod, Iloilo, Misibis Bay, Hong Kong, Boracay, Singapore, and Malaysia all at a very low airfare. I also have to thank Cebu Pacific and my sister for these.
  4. Blog. My blog GLICH'S LIFE opened its doors to meeting new people, trying new restaurants, featuring different brands, and experiencing new things. I'd like to thank the people who have helped me and have given me opportunities to shine throughout the year.
  5. Voice-Over. My voice may not be the best and deep as other talents but I thank God for Digicon Wizard Events Group and Summit Media among others for their unwavering support in getting me as a voice-over talent in their events. It just gives me the encouragement to do better each time.
  6. Church. For the entire year, I was able to faithfully serve God through the worship band ministry once a month and was able to fulfill my faith pledge. These are just two of the things that I can do to give back a portion of what God has blessed me with.
  7. Family. My family rarely finds time to gather as one to eat together. This year, I can vividly remember four times that we did -- Mother's Day, grandpa's wake, Mom's birthday, and my birthday. In addition, I thank God for giving my mom the strength to face each challenge after she was operated in April, her dad left the world and her mom got confined in the hospital.
  8. Friends. There were some who left and there are some who said hello. I may have a few friends around, but I know their genuine friendships are here to stay. To all my friends who have continuously showed their support, care, and love for me in times I feel down and happy, you are God's many gems in my life.
Indeed, I have so many things to be thankful for. I may not be able to list them down here, but I can tell you that God has given me so much. More blessings and more challenges in the next years to come! Cheers to my 23rd birthday!

Photo Source: Words of Wisdom


happy birthday! Hindi mo nilagay sa travel ang Iloilo at Bacolod. Haha! Miss you star section glenn!

@ Cathie: Oh, yeah! I shall include those. Thanks for reminding me :)

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