This might be too early for a year-ender post since we still have a month left before we welcome another start of the year. But who says we should only be thankful once December comes to an end? Anyway, today is Thanksgiving Day and I would like to share with you the three major things I am thankful for this year.
- Blood is thicker than water. This is personal but I am finally sharing this to the public. My brother and father did not have a good relationship for years. Something happened. I don’t want to tell any further but it broke our family apart. We live in the same house together but I could not call it “home”. There’s only the four of us but I still felt alone. It was very hard for me to be the mediator in the family. I felt like I could explode at any time. But recently, I found out that they were talking again. Maybe not as close as they were before. But at least, the pride of both parties has slowly fade away. Time heals the wounds, indeed. God finally answered my desperate prayers just before I totally lose hope.
- My hardworks have paid off. When I started working in my current project, I usually come home late. We are not forced to render overtime, but I am just not productive on daytime. So I always overwork at night. My work is very technical for me, considering I am an HRM graduate. But I survived. Thank God.Came June where I decided to leave my job. But I kept hanging on in hopes that I might be promoted by December. By any chance, a teammate of mine gets to read this post, well, I am just being straightforward here. I am financing the studies of my brother who is a college student. The tuition fee plus allowance is no joke. I had to find another opportunity that pays me higher. But then last week, I received the news I’ve been waiting to hear for months. I got promoted! When my manager announced it to me, I almost did not know how to react. After that, I went straight to the ladies room and repeatedly saying, THANK YOU, LORD! I wanted to scream and hug someone but I preferred to feel the moment alone. This is a sign for me to stay. Promoted twice in less than four years isn’t bad after all. I am beyond grateful.
- My brother is back to school. For all of you wondering, he is my kuya. A year older than me. He stopped studying I think four years ago. We thought he’d only rest for a while like a semester or a year. But laziness had eaten him alive. He is a freelance computer technician, so he doesn’t ask money from us. We have convinced him a million times to continue college but he wouldn’t. I know my parents wanted us to finish college since they only have two children, but this guy is just hard as rock. Until one time this year, my boyfriend talked to him. AJ knows how willing I am to sacrifice just to support financially on my brother’s education. I don’t know what have gotten into him but he decided to resume his studies. May it be AJ’s convincing power or my brother’s own realization. I don’t care. Even if all of my salary goes to his school fees, I wouldn’t mind. I would not ask anything in return. I am just happy to support him and it melts my heart knowing mama is excited to see him in a black toga.
How about you? What are the things that you are most thankful for? 🙂