10. New, little things. This could be a little materialistic, but I just can’t help but be thankful of all the things I’ve gotten the past year. Little souvenirs from friends’ travels, notebooks, clothes, shoes, phones, and all those cute things bought by me, my parents, or my friends. Especially those given by friends and loved ones. I just realized that no matter how small or big something is, if you have a heart, you will appreciate it because it makes you feel loved that somebody remembered you even while they’re traveling and they care for you enough that they gave you something.
Thank You Lord for providing for us that we can buy the things we need and want. :)
9. Being able to travel. I’ve only went to and from Davao the past year, but I’ve been there more than twice last year. And I love that everytime I go there, not only it’s been fun but has a purpose as well. I always learn something new and go to places I’ve never been to before, yes, even if I go there every year.
The first time I flew alone 6 years ago had a rush of excitement from independence and fear of traveling by myself. I was sixteen then. 6 years later, I have gotten used to airports and riding in airplanes. But still, thank You Lord for always protecting and keeping me/us safe everytime. :)
Cornyyyy! Hahaha but because it’s hearts day… Tada! Hahahaha! Para lang sweet. Charot. Haha!
That guy with me right there. I don’t even know. Hahaha. But seriously, for the past 21 years of my life… I’ve celebrated this day with my friends and family, it wasn’t much but it was okay. I’ve received flowers or chocolates in the past, but that was that. It wasn’t much of a big deal. But this year… It’s different. It’s the first hearts day ever in my 21 years of existence that I actually have someone to celebrate it with.. forreal. LOL.
It’s funny cos my brother asked me the other day what are our plans for Valentines and my mother called today asking why I’m still here at home, and it was only 11 in the morning. Hahaha.
He keeps asking me what I want but I always told him it’s his call, whatever he thinks he should give me. But I also told him I wanted flowers, or that Ferrero bouquet I saw, hahaha, but changed my mind. (Secretly though I always wanted a surprise for whatever occasion cos I never experienced one, shhh, I hope he doesn’t read this *shy* hahaha) I wanted him to think what to do or give or whatever. But apparently, he’s not very good at that. Haha! It’s the thought that he wants to make this day special for me since it’s my “first valentines with a boyfriend” that counts. Not that I don’t have anything in mind that I want, because let’s face it, every girl has that Valentine’s date they imagine. But at the end of the day, as long as we’re together, with food… that’s okay for me. Hahaha! Well that’s just me so… :)
He’s picking me up in 1 and a half hour and I’m still typing this and all I know is we’re gonna go out and eat.. which we always do when we’re together. Haha.
I realized, it’s never about the material things that touches my heart, but it’s the time and effort he will give. It’s always the time and the effort. :)
I thank God for him. For the awesome friendship we have and for everything that he is.
But hey, above all, We love because He first loved us. - 1 John 4:19. And the greatest Love we’ve ever known(and anyone can ever know) is this love:
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16
Now that’s eternal unconditional love. Thank You, Lord! :)
You made me believe in love and not the perfect kind, a real messy beautiful twisted sunshine. <3
“Even if I had a hundred reasons to leave you, I’d still look for that one reason to fight for you.”
When we love someone, we’d always try to fight for them and work things out with them no matter how many times you just want to give them up. I’ve read this love quote before and it’s a beautiful quote to dedicate it to the one you love. But it became more meaningful when I read it on Facebook and connected it with God’s love for us. And I realized… That made a lot of sense.
Fighting for someone you love definitely requires great strength, patience, courage, effort, and love. As humans, we may get tired and give up after a while of fighting for them — because our efforts don’t get noticed enough, because we get emotionally weak, because of our pride and ego, because they don’t want us to fight for them anymore, and countless other reasons.
But see, with God, despite of all our mistakes and failures, times when we move far away from Him, times when we take Him for granted, times when we hurt Him, and despite of knowing us from the inside out, of who we are everyday… He still loves us. He fights for us and runs after us every single day. All because He loves us so much. <3
That, is the ultimate stubborn kind of love.
He could have chosen to leave us, but He promised He won’t(Deuteronomy 31:6, Hebrews 13:5). He said He will fight for us(Exodus 14:14), we only need to be still.
How amazing God’s love is! Overflowing. Unfailing. Unconditional.
Thank You, Lord, for loving me despite of myself.