1.01.2013

Today I Am Thankful...



Today I am thankful... for witnessing the unfolding of how our good Lord has worked in my life. It's been sixteen beautiful years after He had gifted me with a brand new start through the life-changing vehicular accident that fractured and dislocated two levels of my spine. And though He had allowed me to be forever dependent on the wheelchair for mobility, I will always be grateful and will always marvel at the inward renewal that has taken place.




I am thankful for my acquired disability because it has compelled me to have unparalleled optimism,  gladness and faith. To combat my negative thoughts that may occur every now and then, I will collate only good things that will transpire: instances of joy, triumphs, accomplishments and milestones worth remembering no matter how insignificant or trivial it may be. At the end of the year, I will surely be surprised at the numerous blessings as I read and recall each and every positive event. This is also a great way of focusing on the good instead of dwelling on things that will only dampen my spirit.




I am thankful that He has sustained my needs as well as my family's throughout the year. Nevertheless, saving is a prudent move for me to not hurt my wallet. I will set aside a certain amount every day. Thus, when an emergency arises, I will have sufficient funds for it and not go on scrimping on other essentials.


Consequently, the very word that defines my sentiments is best described through the poster below:




This 2013, have you thought of making a difference
 with your life? I'd be happy to hear it!

41 comments :

  1. What a refreshing post!
    Thank you for that!
    Have a great new year, full of optimism and joy! :)

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  2. Dearest Farida,
    HAPPY NEW YEAR sweetheart!
    I am wishing you all the best for this new year.
    Lord as always have abundance of Merci on us. He always give us the second chance to live an earn Paradise no matter how is our condition.
    Let's the sufferance we offer to Him,and He will give us the Joy, happiness,needs.
    Keep on movin' sweet heart,He won't abandon us alone.
    love to you

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  3. Beautifully written! Happy New Year to you and your family! ACTION, now thats an awesome word!

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  4. What an inspiring post! Happy New Year, my friend. :)

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  5. since i've joined BC Bloggers and came to know you and what happened to you, i already admired your courage, for your positiveness, for your being appreciative and your religious fervor
    bear on and happy new year ms farida

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  6. I am currently dealing some problem but I am still thankful despite of all the problem I am facing as it makes me strong..

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  7. Happy New Year, Farida! You really have a wonderful way with words :)

    I like your word for this year, Action. I shall consider it among my choices for my own inspiration for this year.

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  8. I'm so happy for you and the gratitude you have to Christ. I'm planning on also being more active as well although it's not a new years resolution but something I really want to do.

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  9. I admire you for not dwelling on what you can't do and your disability. Your post is an inspiration to all. Happy New Year!

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  10. Dearest Farida,
    You are the most optimistic person I know and a great inspiration to all of us!
    After what happened to you and how you evolved from that experience, I guess all of us have no reason to complain about anything!
    Happy New Year 2013!
    I will continue to be inspired by your posts!!!

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  11. I always admire you Farida for your courage and optimism. I hope to do the same. Looking forward for better days. :)

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  12. Happy New Year Farida! This is a very inspiring post. All the best for 2013!

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  13. Hi, Farida! such a beautiful one-word resolution ! I love your post as ever! (Sis, when is your available time on Sunday so we can chat?)

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  14. Nice post. This reminds me that we should be thankful ineverything we had. Though there are more negatives happened to us, I know that there is a positive outcome in the future.
    Happy New Year.

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  15. You are an inspiration! Many blessings to you.

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  16. It amazes me how people can be so optimistic. Good luck with this new year!

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  17. Love your message. I too will be taking a lot more action this year to ensure that my resolution/goals all come true.

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  18. Happy New Year. You're story inspires others. We should all be so thankful.

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  19. Bravo! This is inspiring! the last quote, yes! ACTION! one strong word to begin 2013. HAppy new year!

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  20. I like this post! Reminded me of many things: gratitude, contentment, optimism, saving and God's love and provision for us.

    The difference I want to do with my life this year? I would like to be more active, too. More active physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. Happy New Year, Ida!

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  21. Starting 2013 with a thankful heart is beautiful. You have many strengths that you may not have had if you did not have the accident. You have a very special spirit.

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  22. Happy New Year Farida! Your inspiring post will always reminds us to be thankful for everything that we have as God never fails to blessed those who faithfully believes in HIM.

    A blessed 2013 to you!

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  23. Can i just say, you are fantastic? How come you have that positive perspective despite what happened yet there are people who still complains though they have everything. I hope you will stay the same outlook in life..

    Happy New Year

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  24. What an inspiring post! I wish the best for you, Farida, and thank you for making me realize how much I should be thankful for. :-)

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  25. Hi, Farida! I am going to give credit to Kat of www.iwriteabout.com for the nice comment about you. There are two Kats on BCBloggers now. :D

    That said. I think I have already said before that you write beautifully and I think you should continue to do so. I hope you still would want to meet up with me. :D Will email when I have the final sked to Manila. :D Happy new year!

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  26. Thanks for the positivity and the inspiration. You are a good motivator and could be, best speaker or you are already now?


    God bless, always!

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  27. What a nice way to start your new year post. Happy new year Farida! I myself is always thankful for friends online who keeps me company everyday :)

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  28. Hi Farida! You are a beautiful warrior and so God has been blessing you with so much love and happiness! You are such an inspiration! This post will serve as a reminder for everyone I hope to keep on looking for the brighter side regardless of any mishaps that may happen in our lives. Thank you dear for sharing yourself to all of us! God bless you more!

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  29. A great attitude to start a new year! I hope that this year will be better than the last.

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  30. Happy New Year, Farida! May 2013 be a blessed year for you. I really do admire your positive outlook in life.

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  31. Happy New Year Farida. May you and your family be blessed always. Such a positive thoughts you have there. :-)

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  32. What a beautiful post and full of affirmations and promise. I wish you bliss and peace this 2013. Happy New Year!
    Eliz (bc blogger)

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  33. Oh, I agree, this is one candid and inspiring post. With your positive attitude, I know you can achieve more this year. Cheers 2013! :D

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  34. In spite of all the problem I have been dealing lately I am still thankful that I am given a chance to solve them and I wake up every morning, in fact there are lots of things to be thankful for,..

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  35. hi farra!!! happy new year!!!! i missed your blog sooo much!!! (well my fault, i was hibernating hehe) i always look forward to your posts because it never fail to make me smile.... that inner change you're saying is very much spilling to us!!! and im sure everyone who happens to visit your blog are surely loving that spill... :-)

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  36. What can I say Farida? Grabe! Anak ka talaga ni Lord! Sorry for being si informal in saying that. But that's how I really feel about you. Npk ganda na saloobin mo despite your situation..but there you are so steadfast and strong. And here I am so complete but so faltering in my faith. Pray mo kaya ako. :-)

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  37. great, positive attitude ( i am so happy and proud for you).
    a very uplifting post!

    blessings!

    xoxo

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  38. Your post always move me. I admire you for being so positive and nahiya tuloy ako. I sometimes lose hope but through this post, I realize that I shouldn't lose hope. You have inspired me Ms. Farida. I know God is blessing you so much :)

    Mommy Maye
    www.momayescraft.tk

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