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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving and Birthday Reflections

you are just so lucky that 
Thanksgiving day happen also to be your birthday. 
Double celebration, and a great saving since nobody will come to dine or celebrate with you coz everybody's busy with their own fiesta.
Alright, if you're extra thrifty, 
why not come and dine to your friends houses, 
schedule them one at a time
 and you will be spoiled with all the delicious and yummy foods they prepared
 since it's your birthday!

You know I've been thinking about this the whole week. 
It's great, sound and perfect tips.  
The only thing is, I am not in the US.

So my wife is cooking some cakes, 
brownies, pasta's and salads, and kafsa, and sago't gulaman...whew! 
That's a lot, so come and celebrate Thanksgiving Day and my birthday with us!
You don't need to bring and give gifts, a simple greeting and a catching up about one's life will be enough. 
And yes,  
 don't ask for my age,
for cornucopia's sake 
you're tempting me to lie! :-)

I would like to share the great ABE's words when proclaiming the Thanksgiving day every last day of November in the US.

" The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

  It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. "

- Abraham Lincoln 

This is eventually what you look like when you are scribbling keyboards and starting early and staying late at night in the computer. My wife's given me an eyeglasses gift, it is a computer protection glasses and at the same time, you'll just have to look at the sky on a clear noon day, and it will automatically change color turning from transparent to shady black that could protect your eyes to UV and sunlight. Cool huh! 

I have made several list of HEROES and ANGELS several years before. The list eventually expands but I was not able to update it. Much of who I am today is because of these people, one way or another, in small and seemingly simple ways.

We have been touched by many along the way as we move on with our lives. In return, even without our notice, we may have made a difference in someone's lives for good. 

I was telling my wife and my baby who was looking and seems to be listening intently when I made my small speech last night right after we prayed and retire for the night.

"You girls made my life so much happier, meaningful and better because you are there...I prayed for you, and I thank God for you..."
 As I reflect my life for the past two years that I've been married, I know I am so much happier because of this two girls in my life. I also thanked the people that will be too many to mention for the support they extended to me, in my professional careers, my brothers and sisters in faith, my mentors, my fellow bloggers out there.

Just like a small and tiny pieces of sand that when mold will make a strong sand block that builds a house or a building, you are all part of my life that lives, that loves, that learns, and will leave a legacy through your goodness and charity.

I wish nothing for me and my family and for all of us, a trio blessing that I always pray in my heart.

A healthy living
A life full of joy, happiness and peace that we all dream of
and success in every good thing we aspire.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Birthday to me!


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