November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

2008 delivered a mixed bag of emotions and experiences for me and my loved ones. It hasn't been an easy year, hardly a fun year. But we're still standing. I'm still standing. I didn't break down, fumble, walk in a haze or stand at a standstill. I kept on. Forged ahead. Bruised perhaps, but hardly beat.

The finest steel goes through the hottest furnace, as they saying goes.

After everything we've all been through, I appreciate the blessings in my life now more than ever. I am now better able to discern the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly, the superficial and the genuine, the sincere and the deceptive. I've always dealt with things in a manner that's right and true for me. Everything is, ultimately, up to me. As I've always known. It doesn't matter what people do, say and think, especially about me. More so this year.

And those are the things that I'm thankful for this year.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!


... Paige said...

It has been a year alright! And you are doing a-okay

Cez said...

thanks, Paige! Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.

Meikah said...

Cez, there's also a saying that goes, "if it is to be, it is up to me."

We plot our destiny, and God paves the way. :)