Showing posts with label moleskine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label moleskine. Show all posts

Monday, December 05, 2011

What are you thankful for this year 2011?

Avalon.ph is holding a Moleskine 2012 Large Weekly Planner Horizontal giveaway which started yesterday, December 4 and will end on December 15.  If you are as obsessed with moleskin notebooks as I am, then come and visit their blog site.  For the giveaway, they asked a very good question for us to answer.

What are you thankful for this year 2011?  I did not have to think too much.

The last 6 months of 2011 was full of challenges for me and my family.   First, I suddenly found myself jobless in my mid-life. Second, I have a case filed against me in court for an incident that happened 6 years ago. And, if that wasn't enough, the lessor of our little family farm wants to opt out in the middle of the current milling season even when he still owes our family a substantial amount for last year. Yet, in spite of all these, no trial or injustice can overshadow God's love and mercy for me. I count my blessings instead of my crosses.  It has been 4 months of absolutely no earnings but we are coping very well.  I am glad that we are a simple family with simple needs and somehow, God and His Divine Providence has never let us down.  But I think if there is one thing that I am really grateful for is the fact that I found myself coming closer to God more than ever before.  In fact, I am thankful for all the challenges of 2011 and yes, even the people who have sought to destroy me.  Because of them, I have found my way back to the Lord. I have no hatred in my heart...I continue to pray for all those who have hurt me.  I believe that all these are tests to make me a better person pleasing to God. God sent His invitation and I accept.   For the coming year 2012, I will continue to give thanks to the Lord for His infinite blessings, for His divine providence and protection and finally for His divine mercy and justice which I firmly believe will come in due time.  I put all my trust in Him.


Thursday, December 03, 2009

What Am I Thankful For This 2009?

This question was posted on Avalon.ph as part of a contest to win a Moleskine Colour a Month Daily Planner in 12 Notebooks 2010. For those who are not familiar with moleskines, this is a brand that identifies a family of notebooks, diaries, and folio books. It was created as a brand in 1997, bringing back to life the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries: among them Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Ernest Hemingway. I have a small handy black notebook which I carry everywhere I go and frankly, it is one of my best finds in 2009, one that would count for someone addicted to notebooks like me, as one of those things to be thankful for. The year 2009 has been both a blessing and a stressful time for me...so many things have been happening day in and day out since January that I seem to have lost track of time and suddenly, December is here! But one thing for sure, in everything that has happened to me this year, God's hand was there...He sent me all kinds of angels to make sure that I was okay...during times when I felt my back against the wall...during times when other people needed help and he made me his instrument...during times when I no longer knew what to do to and was full of disappointment, God was ALWAYS there. So, in spite of my many failings, God never failed me. The past years, I have always taken the presence of the Divine Power in my life too much for granted...but this 2009, I give a conscious recognition to God for making all things possible for me. I am eternally grateful for His unconditional love not only for me but for all that I love as well...

Having said all that, the last thing that I will be forever thankful for in 2009 is if I win this Moleskine Daily Planner ;)





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