Ways to Express Gratitude

One way to cause delight to someone else's feelings is to appreciate him or her with the little things he or she has done to you. Commonly, it may be in words like "Thank you!",or in actions like a simple smile, or a tight hug. But, there are so many ways to express gratitude, like:
leaving a greeting card or note,

giving a colorful present--bouquet of fragrant flowers,

treating him or her lunch in your favorite dining place

or your favorite pizzeria,

hanging out somewhere to relax and enjoy,

 or sharing some quality time.
I just want to share this to be a friendly reminder for everyone; that we should always be thankful for everything to everyone. This is for the people who are very grateful to have 'good Samaritans' around them; family, friends, special someone, acquaintances or even strangers. For we cannot do everything without their help, support, and love. As the saying goes, "No one is an island. No one stands alone."; we are her to grow, live, and enjoy life with others. And, most especially there is this one who is the ultimate provider of everything we have! We know it's Him, our God, who's worthy to be praised. ^^,

"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
1 Thessalonians 5:18
We cannot have, control, own, claim, create, invent, or possess everything in this world.
He is the only everything.

Painting credits to Clive Barker

That's why I must always smile...

I do not want to ruin somebody's suppose-to-be-perfect-happy day that's why I always make sure to wear my sweetest smile whenever some acquaintances, some people I somehow know by face, and most especially my friends who pass across my direction. Even when I feel troubled or disgusted by some of my fellows around. My problems must solely be mine and I should not let those be the reasons to cast a frown in my face. It's not plasticity for me. I just want to spread a healthy virus--it is to smile! :)

Like this. :)

Just got to keep going...

"There is more to life than sitting in our comfort zone. We were made for something more than merely avoiding failure. There is something inside us that wants to walk on the water -- to leave the comfort of routine existence and abandon ourselves to the high adventure of following God's lead for a greater and worthy pursuit."-- JayRadaRafol

That's why, I truly believe that it's still worth not giving up amidst the challenges I have encountered. This is for me to grow, to be stronger for what is ahead, and to be a wise responder (a wiser one); I must know. I just need a little support from those who still believe in me--even at my worst. And, most especially from the One who keeps me going. :-)

Quotable Quotes

       I just wanted to share how I'm feeling now and how I'm dealing with the unfavorable things around me.
What made me decide to post these 'not-so-very-new' and 'kind-of-common' yet 'simple' quotes is the inspiration I got from those people around me who may have 'accidentally' inspired me in their own little ways, those people who believed in my sincerity and for the read-worthy prayer booklet, 'Our Daily Bread', I have read last night.

       The first quote goes this way...

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." -by Anonymous

       I received this quote just yesterday, via sms by a good old friend of mine named Dit-Dit. This bubbly, cute and small-but-terrible gal is actually fond of sending messages to her circle of friends. She's use to send us quotes she have on her drafts. And this one stroke me the most upon reading. It's because, for me, the saying is also parallel to what I  have realized recently:

"Judge-mental people wouldn't care to listen to your sincerest reason on why you did such thing...they just directly blame you into the mess they thought you have started and find for your faults in the case."

Killer stare!
       I could imagine how those people would stare at me when they're at my back. haha
Nice try from myself! ^^,

       Anyways, here are the others...

"Trials are like fire they can destroy or strengthen you depending on your character and outlook in life. Remember: The fire that melts the butter is the same fire that hardens the steel."
-by Anonymous

       I got this from a concern friend. I think she sent me this one to enlighten me and to cheer me up. Thanks for this one Lois. :)

"If you want to be happy for a moment, take revenge. But if you want to be happy for a lifetime, then grant forgiveness."

       And this one is from a former schoolmate whom also is a good friend. Her name is Eva Mae.

       The quote, which I think, sums up everything.

"Trials come because we live in a broken world, but if we decide that we will learn the lessons taught, there are no 'ifs' about it--it is an important way to GROW."
       -Bill Crowder, Our Daily Bread

       I finally realized how good He is. That, truly, whatever happens on me, He'll never leave me. And also, He'll be there when I can't carry the heavy load anymore. I am so thankful that He did ways to enlighten myself when I almost gave up. 

       So, for those people I meant for this post. I just forgive and forget everything. Go on! Just continue to spoil me if that's what makes you happy. I really hope you are! haha

       You deserve this...

A big smile on  my face! :)

       It's hurting me so much seeing those people, whom I look up to the most, acting like they don't deserve some respect. I wanted to try in getting things fix earlier but seems like they're not worth any effort. I see how their true colors are revealing. And, I also ache noticing how they stare at me as if I'm the one to be blamed and as if I did such thing for my own benefit.

       I now knew how unfair the world in here is...how they try to succumbed in their own faults...and how immature they are not to accept criticisms from others.

       I may be wrong somewhere...but, I knew, in my part I did what I thought was right. All that matters now is that I showed them how a tiny speck can awaken their blinded eyes. It was not my intention to please anybody because it's not about me, it's all about us.

       Sometimes, I feel like giving up and exit from the inside, thinking it is the easiest way to solve the problem. But, I realized it is quitting what makes one a loser. So, I'll just let them bark on me. Anyways, I'm not going to mind them, they are just dogs barking.


       After what has happened, I really do hope for forgiveness and acceptance. Forgiveness for people I may have hurt. Acceptance for the people who can't accept their own flaws. 

       It was something I can learn from and I know for somebody too, who share the same sentiment I was feeling. Therefore, I must move on. Life must go on. 

Forget You!

It has been a long, stressful and depressing week last week.
So, now is my time to start a new beginning...
to forget everything and take a new path this second semester.

"Move on", I say...and "Forget You", I must sing.

Lalalala ♫♫♫♪♫♪...

I see you drivin' round town with the guy I love

And I'm like, forget you
I guess the change in my pocket Wasn't enough
I'm like, forget you

Yeah I'm sorry, I can't afford a Ferrari,
But that don't mean I can't get you there
I guess she is an Xbox and I'm more an Atari,
Mmm, but the way you play your game ain't fair

I pity the fool that falls in love with you
(Ooo, she's a gold digger)
(Just thought you should know)
I've got some news for you
          Yeah, go run and tell your little girlfriend
I see you drivin round town with the guy I love
And I'm like, forget you
I guess the change in my pocket wasn't enough
I'm like, forget you and forget him too

Said, if I was richer, I'd still be with ya
Now ain't that some sh.. (Ain't that some sh..)
And although there's pain in my chest
I still wish you the best with a
Forget you

Now baby, baby, baby, why d'you wanna wanna hurt me so bad?
(So bad, so bad, so bad)
I tried to tell my mamma but she told me
"This is one for your dad"
(Your dad, your dad, your dad)
(Uh!) Why? (Uh!) Why? (Uh!)
Why baby? (Uh!) I love you
I still love you

I see you drivin round town with the guy I love
And I'm like, forget you (Forget you)
I guess the change in my pocket wasn't enough
I'm like, forget you and forget him too

Said, if I was richer, I'd still be with ya
Huh, now ain't that some sh.. (Ain't that some sh..)
Although there's pain in my chest
I still wish you the best with a
Forget you!
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