Lux Thinking Aloud

My Birthday Gratitude List

5:07 AM

blow birthday cake

I don't mind getting older; 
it's a privilege denied to so many!
-Chris Geiger

Thank you for all the birthday wishes! Turning another year is a HUGE blessing. Not everyone is blessed to wake up and enjoy life or live long enough to experience more of God's love.

As I got older, I've realized that quality surpasses quantity. All. The. Time.

So now I am more thankful because I see the value of small things, and know that they are what really matters most.

Birthday Gratitude List

I am thankful for: 

  • my perfectly imperfect family
  • REAL long time and even new friends
  • my faith that has grown not as big as the mustard seed yet but surely bigger than it used to be
  • the right people He has brought into my life who are helping me realize and acknowledge my purpose
  • the heartbreaks, losses, rejections, failures and betrayal that had made me wiser and value my life more
  • my job and the people I work with every day
  • my investments that are growing and even those that have gone wrong
  • great books that has molded, entertained and kept me company when I'm alone
  • chamomile tea and cheesecakes
  • our crazy, silly, loyal dogs
  • God's Divine Provision
  • all the travelings I did this year and the travelings I will do in the years to come
  • the courage to face my fear
  • my resilience in facing challenges, and the will to move on
  • the silence and solidarity of living alone
  • good health in general
  • the rising traffic in my blog (I have you readers to thank for that!)
  • the good and the bad feedback I get even from the people I don't know
  • good food I get to enjoy with good company
  • my thriving social business
  • the passion in my heart that never dies down
  • God's love everlasting and overwhelming (indeed, You are enough for me)

my birthday gif from Tangled

I am so so so SO blessed

Maybe not with big things according to the world's standard. But with the small things with great value that make my life worth living.

I am still a work in progress in so many aspects, yet already I am living a wonderful and phenomenal life.

Thank you is not enough but that's all I've got now. So, thank you universe for being so kind and generous to me. 

Thank you, God for loving me this much. I could not ask for more.

Happy birthday to me indeed! 

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  1. Hi Lux! You have such a big list to be thankful for, it's hard to pick out one or two that are the big ones! I'm glad that I can be at least a part of your list by increasing your traffic by my being here :)
    I hope you have a wonderful celebration, filled with love and laughter with your friends and family. God bless you in your new year of loving life!

  2. Happy Birthday once again :)

  3. hey, lovely post dear. Happy b'day :)

  4. I hope you had a great birthday xox... this is fabulous list, I adore how you see the good in all the small things <3

    I have missed all your updates, I am glad to be back from studying finally xox

  5. God bless your new age dear and increase this list next year. LOL

  6. Such a wonderful and inspiring list! So glad you added your post to the Gratitude Linkup. :)

  7. Happy Birthday love! You are a great person and by meeting you trough blogosphere it will be my this year gratitude :)

  8. Love the items you chose to place on your gratitude list. In particular, the heartbreaks, the losses...Many times it takes the heartbreaks and losses for God to shift us in the direction that he would have us walk. Sometimes the pain comes from people meaning to cause you harm. But we serve a powerful God who turn anything around in our favor.
    Be Blessed and Happy Birthday.

  9. I love this gratitude list Lux....Happy birthday mami...

  10. Those are lovely things to be grateful for. Chamomile tea and cheesecakes...I love both, too! :)

  11. Hope you had a lovely birthday! Great gratitude list. :)

  12. Awesome list you got there. May God bless and give you increase in all your aspirations. Your list will be countless come next year.
    Happy birthday (in arrears).