The year’s coming to a close in a few days. Didn’t 2007 fly by so swiftly? It seems like we were just celebrating Valentine’s a week ago, attending many planning sessions and preparing budgets for the next calendar year. Performance evaluations have been given out, and some lucky ones have gotten their Christmas bonus.
Two more days and it’s the first day of a new year. You’re probably preparing your New Year’s Eve plans and menus, perhaps even catching up on your ’07 resolutions. The buzz can get overwhelming, so for the next few minutes, relax. Reflect a little bit. What have been the highlights of your year? What new things did you embrace? And more than that -
What are you thankful for this 2007?
Over the last few months, we at Blogkadahan shared each of our 2007 thanksgivings. Below is a round-up of our posts, sharing with all of you our own way of saying “Thank You 2007.″ We’d love for you to share in our thoughts and words.
If you would like to join in the thanksgiving, send me a link to your blog entry and link back to this post as well. I’ll include you in the round-up below. Or you can also write your thanksgiving in the comments section.
Born again in ’07
To dive in head first, to open your arms and embrace newness — this may lead to beautiful African roses, an even stronger belief in one’s abilities and an ongoing life journey with beautiful surprises, holding hands with that special someone along the way. Joyce shares with us what she is thankful for this 2007.
40 Days and 40 Nights
Svelte Rogue shares her year in seasons — a blend of melancholy and peacefulness, of love and rebirth. She shows us that while winter, spring, summer and fall color each stage of our lives differently, this myriad of colors, in the end, make for a beautiful kaleidoscope, an imprint of each season’s gifts that we will always be thankful for.
Thank You 2007 for friends
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “How much of human life is lost in waiting.” But Mr. Emerson, sometimes it is in the waiting that something blossoms. It is in the waiting that new realizations are made, that new paths are cleared, that true hearts shine. And when that happens, we don’t lose our human life as we think, but instead grow — grow despite the pain and be thankful for the good things that kept us strong throughout. This is what Mec teaches us.
Nauubos din ang malas
While we acknowledge our mortality, it is always unexpectedly painful when loved ones pass on and leave a gap in our lives. These holes will never be filled, but nevertheless we strive to be strong and make life go on. While autumn leaves crumble and fade way, the promise of spring blossoms lightens our hearts and reminds us of the beauty of our lives, despite its impermanence. And so we live, laugh, love and let life unfold, welcoming the blossoms of spring without forgetting the coldness of winter. Tito Rolly shares this with us.
Movement seems to be the theme of Ruth’s 2007. As she puts it, her year has been a rollercoaster. There have been wild dips and unexpected turns, but there was also the thrilling anticipation of what those uphill climbs would bring and the exhilarating feeling that follows. Not everyone can stomach the extraordinary speed and surpises a rollercoaster can bring, but she carries through beautifully with her hair flying in the wind, her arms up in the air, her heart open to and thankful for this amazing ride of a year.
Thank you po talaga!
Be it something as minute as a tea bag or as grand as friendship, we are always showered with something good. This is why there is always something to be thankful for in our lives. Tatang Rome shares with us what he is thankful for in a style all his own — funny, graceful and positively cheery.
Thank you for Mina
Feel the joy, peace and warmth radiate from this beautiful ode to what Tintin is most grateful for this year. There is no greater love than a mother’s for her child. This love is deeply palpable in her beautiful thanksgiving.
Salamat sa Inyo
“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.” True friendship is difficult to find but a joy to keep indeed. Over time, it is nurtured. Over time, it blossoms beautifully. To find the right circle of friends for you can also be quite a challenge, but when you have discovered that circle who cherishes you, and who you love back genuinely, in a way, you can say, you have found a home away from home. Sachiko shares her thanksgiving with and for the Blogging Berks — the group of friends behind this Blogkadahan website.
IT ALL COMES BACK TO YOU
A little lilac flower uncurling its petals, slowly, quietly, welcoming the morning dew as it touches its skin in greeting. This is the imagery of Jet’s graceful words. In her poetic thanksgiving, we feel her heartfully embrace the charm and fascinating surprises her life brings.
And now I’m ready to be extraordinary…
Mari is a warrior maiden — tough, calculating, passionate. 2007 has presented her with vast opportunities to shine. In her thanksgiving to this year, we see how this woman radiates with a hard-edged strength that is softly tempered by the love of family, of self, and maybe even something more.
Thank you 2007
With positivity, acceptance and an understanding of what the world has shared with him, Bong K embraces all of 2007’s gifts with fervor. There is always a reason to give thanks, be they minute or grand, and he lightheartedly and beautifully shows us how.
I open my arms and embrace you
2007 has been my favorite year — I turned 30, I discovered the life path I want to pursue, I glowed in the love of friends and family, and helped others shine. Words will never be enough to capture my thanksgiving for 2007, but in this poem, I hope I give structure to my thank-you, even just a little bit.
Two branches of one tree face the setting sun
With his trademark wit, Batjay gives us a glimpse of how the year was good to him. Feel the pride and share the love with him and his 2007.
I thank you, 2007
Each year makes her stronger, more soulful, sassier and sexier — our gorgeous Ajay gives her thanks to a much-loved 2007 and excitedly looks forward to a spectacular 2008, one that looks to be filled with even more lovin’.
In other blogs:
Thank you 2007!
Ibyang shares with us why this year has been a beautiful year of transitions for her, as well as a meaningful one for self-discovery.
Thank you 2007!