Being Thankful…

This week’s Top Sites Tuesday meme through BlogDumps is to write about three things that I am thankful for. This is going to be a hard one given that I am extremely thankful for so many things in and about my life (I gather some of you are shocked given my cynical whinges ever so often??)

If I had to narrow it down to 3 things it would have to be the following:

My parents: I am so thankful to have them. Yes, while growing up my sis and I thought they were horrible and awful (like each and every one of us does!) But they trusted us. They were never abusive like some parents out there. They provided us with the basics…and more. They encouraged us. They supported us on the paths we wanted to take. And they continue to do so… [My sis too is someone I am thankful for…and she has been extremely supportive too…]

Having a job: I know my work can be stressful and I’ve complained more than once. But I don’t think I have ever mentioned how grateful I am to be working in a field I love. To have that job to pay my bills. To have that job that helps me keep a roof over my head. To have that job that puts food on my table. To have that job where I feel fulfilled. To be doing something I want to do. And to be able to make a difference in at least one child or adolescent’s life…

My friends: I am not an extroverted person. But once I make friends, I aim to keep them for life. I am fortunate to have made some amazing friends through school, college and now here at uni. And they are still there. Yes, the distance in terms of kilometres has grown, but we still make an effort to keep in touch. I am so grateful to have friends that have stuck by me through good times and through the shitty times. Yes, I have had a fallout with a couple but others are still around.

So there you go…three things that I am truly thankful for.

What are you thankful for? Do share.

Until next time,


Dear Santa,

This week’s Top Sites Tuesday meme through BlogDumps is about what we want from Santa this year. Well, for this Christmas, here’s what I’d like:

1. No flatmate. Yes, I want to have a few days without her. She has been away since Thursday but returns in a couple of days and I’m going to miss having my own space. So, I’d really love to have my own space around Christmas time!

2. A better 2010. 2009 has been one hell of a year for me. Lots of downs and a few ups. Compared to 2008 though, it’s been worse. I would like a better 2010 on the personal front, the professional front, and the financial front. (Wouldn’t we all?!)

3. The red laptop bag I’ve been eyeing at Officeworks for about 4 months now but haven’t bought it because of the cost.

Dear Santa,

4. Good weather. So I can hit the beach.

5. Some more books. You can never have too many books.

6. And last but not the least, a nice Aussie bloke! (He doesn’t have to be like Gilly, mind you…but that was the best pic I could get of my kind of Aussie bloke!)

So what would you like Santa to get you for Christmas this year?? Do share!

Until next time,