Before the year comes to an end, I always like to spend some time reflecting on my life for the past twelve months.  I review and take stock on how I have fared, what I have achieved and accomplished and how much I have learned and grown over the course of this one year.  There was no difference that in the last week of December 2016, before Auld Lang Syne was sang to signify the conclusion of one year and the dawning of a brand new one, I quietened myself down and looked back.....

I put my reflection down in my own blog on 29 December 2016 (photo blog: https://colourfulthreads.co/2016/12/29/what-i-am-thankful-for/) and would like to share it with you here ---

Although this year has not been exactly smooth sailing, still I am grateful as there are many things that I am thankful for.

First and foremost, to God be the glory —

  • I am thankful for the Lord’s peace, mercy and wisdom which has sustained and guided me on my journey
  • I am thankful for the rest the Lord has granted me physically, and spiritually every day
  • I am thankful for the divine protection upon me and my family as we go about our daily lives

writing and reflection

  • I am thankful for being blessed with the time to reflect throughout the year and the inspiration and ability to pen my thoughts down which in due course has encouraged many in their faith journey
  • I am thankful for the opportunity given for my amateur writing to reach a wider audience when I was invited to join the blogging community at My Trending Stories

freedom

  • I am thankful for being able to attend church every Sunday and celebrate Christmas openly as there is still religious tolerance in my city

(The Christmas celebration in my city, a yearly 4-night event co-organised by local churches and the city council was in its 12th year this year and was getting better and stronger than ever before! (photo taken before the crowds rushed it!))

my nearest and dearest, and friends of old and new

  • I am thankful for my family for their love and many home-cooked meals!
  • I am thankful for my friends for their friendship, fellowship, encouragements, constructive comments and soul-enriching conversations

nature

  • I am thankful for…

​​Rainbow - for it holds God's promises!

Sunrise — it brings hope, and God’s mercy is new every morning!

Sunset — it brings peace as the day comes to an end

The amazing and awe-inspiring view from my window

And flowers --- what would life be without flowers?

What are you thankful for?

Published by Evon Foo