I was thinking what to write on this page when I got a glimpse of one of my daughter’s article titled “With A Thankful Heart”. I suddenly realized there are a lot of things I should be thankful of. First, I have my share of life’s ups and downs where downs were so many. At the age of twenty two, I got married to a man I thought would helped me grow as a human. In his hands, I did grew. He had my life full of miseries. I didn’t enjoy the life of being a wife. For almost fifteen years of being together, I never felt happiness. Worst, I hadn’t been myself all through out that marriage. I had been psychologically mistreated. However, I was thankful for that part of my life for without it, I will not see the difference. I would not be able to differentiate happiness and misery. Yes, it’s very easy to define that state theoretically..
Now, I can see and feel the effect of that experience. My daughters having been successful in their chosen field. Finished their school, graduated with flying colors and establish a good life with their own family. Second and I think the most significant one is that it molded me of who I am now. I am now fifty years old. I can now say, I have live my life to the fullest. Nothing to regret of. You see, whatever situation everyone of us now is in, we should be thankful and look for positive reasons why it is happening to us. If we had failures, we should look at it as a stepping stone for a greener pasture. If we are faced with problems, let us faced it squarely and look for positive solutions. God has never forsaken His children. This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. (1 John 4:9)