Be Thankful

I came across this inspiring poem from an unknown author sometime last week and I'd love to share it with you. :)


Thanks for not having
Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would be there be to look forward to?

Thanks for lacking knowledge
Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Thanks for difficult times
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Thanks for limitations
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Thanks for challenges
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Thanks for mistakes made
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Thanks for exhaustion
Be thankful when you're tired an weary,
because it means you've made the effort.

Thanks for setbacks
It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.

Thanks for troubles
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.

Felt so refreshed and enlivened after reading through all those lines! We may be encountering a lot of dilemmas and frustrations every day, but really, we still have a lot of things to be thankful for. Tulad ngayon, just the fact that you're alive, you're with your loved ones, you might've eaten your favorite meals, you're reading this blog, and the list goes on, di lahat ng tao na-achieve yan. Why not shed a little of your time thanking God for all the blessings and good vibes you received today? Kahit gaano pa yan ka-simple, kahit gaano pa yan kaliit.

On me: top courtesy of SM Kids & ARC | necklace courtesy of ROMWE

Aztec print skirt courtesy of Bubbles | watch courtesy of Esprit Timewear | accessories courtesy of Uncut Couture

Two-toned chic footwear courtesy of HABI

I've always admired Habi Footwear's stylish, hippie, comfortable and eco-friendly designs! Their shoes are made of woven cloth and recycled truck tires, all created with love by the mothers of Kawan ni Sto. Nino Community.

Photos by Charls Uytanlet

Let's try to make a move kaya? Think of someone who has made a big difference in your life and whom you've never really properly thanked. Maybe now's the time to express your appreciation for him/her! Again, kahit gaano pa yan ka-simple o kaliit, basta from the heart, keri! :)


Unknown said...

I like your candy colored outfit! Even your aztec skirt is so cheerful to look at :)

-xoxo, FRANCES

Mrs. Kolca said...

Aww lovely. I have the same top from SM Kids but the color is blue. Hihi!

Arnie Villanueva said...

@Frances, yay! Thank you so much for appreciating this look! Means a lot! ♥

@Mrs. Kolca, awww really?? So good to know!! :) Winner ng styles ng SM Kids talaga!

Kookie B. said...

This is such a cute outfit! And i love the fotos too!

Anonymous said...

I super love your armcandy!!

Arnie Villanueva said...

@Kookie, AWWW HI IDOL ♥ Haha thank you so much for dropping by!! :) Also for appreciating my colorful outfit. HAHA! :-*

@Anonymous, yay thank you so much!! :D

jawsmayobanico said...

Like the printed skirt :)

Chyrel Gomez said...

Yummy colors. Love the shoes, too!

Unknown said...

I love this look!no bias ha kahit favorite ko ang pink.. :)your outfit complements with the poem..

JMC said...

You look really lovely on this outfit :)

Arnie Villanueva said...

@Jawsmayobanico, yay I'm glad you liked it! Thanks!!

@Chyrel, haha yummyyy indeed! Thank you so much dear ♥

@Anne, awww thank you so much for appreciating my dear :) Ganda nung poem talaga, na-feel ko!

@Jen, thanks a lot!!! :)

Shikina Alca said...

bagay sau ang pink arnie! you look really young and pretty!!!

bet q ung 2nd photo mo...hehe. :))

Arnie Villanueva said...

@Shikina, awww yay!! Haha thank you Shiks!! :) MWA!! :*