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Surviving 2011

To say that 2011 was a bad year is an understatement. I wanted to say goodbye and good riddance in one breath but I would be telling a lie if I said that nothing good happened this year. You see, in spite of all the evil intentions, oppressions and injustices sent my way during the last 12 months...especially the loss of my job and the passing of friends and dear ones in October...something good has come out of these experiences. There are  things I am actually thankful for in 2011 .  I have learned many important life lessons, came face to face with who I really am and what really counts , simplified my life, realized who my true friends were, strengthened my belief in Divine Providence and most important of all, brought me back my relationship with God.  It is often said that adversity is a great teacher. I looked back at the past and I saw that when adversity comes to me and my family, we have always faced them with faith, trust, confidence and courage.  It will not be any diff

What are you thankful for this year 2011?

Image 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