I can’t believe that we are already in 2017! I actually wrote this blog post few days back with the intention of publishing it on my blog before 2016 ends but you probably know how these last few days went by so fast. So here I am, publishing it on this 1st day of 2017.
2016 has been a crazy ride; exciting with lots of challenges, ups and downs. But yes, I made it and I’m proud of myself not only for the achievements but also for keeping the smile during the darkest moments. I guess that’s what life is all about, right? It doesn’t always go the way you want it to and sometimes you just have to breathe and keep going until you find the light. This was supposed to be my last blog post for 2016 and I thought of writing about something positive (As always) while doing a little catch up of the photoshoots I did until now. What better way to start this year than making a list of things I’m grateful for! Being grateful is all about realizing the importance of all the things you have rather than speculating about what you don’t have. One thing is certain: the most valuable things in life has nothing to do with materialistic gains.
So here are 12 things I’m really grateful to have in my life right now.
By family I mean those who are the closest to me; my mother, sister, grand-mother and cousins. Spending time with my family members makes me the happiest girl! We laugh, we share things, we love each other sincerely and it couldn’t be better. Just knowing that they have my back whatever happens gives me the strength I need to go forward in life.
- My blog
My blog is now an integral part of my life. 2016 has been the year where I really got involved into it. I’ve tried my best to be very active here as well as on my social networks. No matter how small it may look to others, my blog gives me a sense of satisfaction as deep inside I know that I’m following my passion and doing what I love. I won’t give it up for anything!
- New people in my life
I love meeting new people! Of course, those who are interesting! 2016 has brought along quite a few interesting people into my life. From new friends to colleagues, I’ve got some positive persons around me. It’s all about lifting each other up!
Always been grateful for all the love I receive from friends, family and you guys who follow me here. It’s so empowering to be surrounded with so many loving people. It’s the most beautiful thing to me and it is what keeps me going. Let’s keep spreading love and positivity! Xo
- Healthy lifestyle
Okay I still have to cut down on the junk food but I made some real progress. I try to eat healthy as much as I can and I also force myself to go to gym at least 3 times a week lol! At the beginning of 2016, I even did some yoga which was amazing. I hope to start it again soon! But I’m grateful that I made it until here for now!
I believe that creativity is a gift from the universe. Sometimes a sudden calling of creativity leads me into my own world and it feels great! Being indulged into it so much that I forget everything around me; it’s so good to be away from all the stress and just do something which I really enjoy.
- My job
As a digital marketing specialist, I’m learning a lot about the corporate world. It’s really shaping my views about businesses. So grateful that I’m getting all these insights and experiences which I’m sure will be of great help to me in the future.
- True riches
For me, true riches are long walks in nature, deep conversations, staring at the stars, sunset and being able to do all these alone or with people I’m close to. Those special moments are priceless to me.
- Everyone who reads my blog
I will never stop thanking everyone who follows my blog; all the sweet messages, emails and comments I receive means a lot me. You guys really help me to keep going because believe me, I have those moments of despair too where I wonder whether I’m on the right way or not. But your messages are so uplifting. You are all really nice and I love you all so much! THANK YOU for all the love!
- Spending more time with my loved ones
Along the way in 2016, I’ve removed lots of toxic people from my life. My circle of friends became smaller and it is filled with only love and positivity. I couldn’t be happier about this as I crave to be surrounded by sincere people. So grateful for that!
- Loving myself
I’ve learnt to love myself and treat myself just like I would do with someone I love. This is the most amazing thing I could do for myself. I recall times when I used to be too harsh with my own self as I was too perfectionist. But I’ve learnt to let go of stuffs I can’t control. That brings me peace of mind and I’m now my own priority.
- Spreading positivity
I’m a great believer in positivity and love! With every blog post I write, I try to be as much positive as I can. Even in my interactions with others, I always try my best to bring out the positive side of things. I’m so grateful and happy that I’ve been able to develop this mindset over time as it really makes a difference.
Wish you all a Happy New Year 2017. May this year brings us everything we’ve been wishing for. xoxo
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