My Gratitude List, 2012

Dear Lord,

As the year ends, I made a list of things to thank You for in the year that was. I planned to complete 12 bullets but ended up short by 3. I know that I still have a lot to thank You that I cannot list them all down tonight.

My Gratitude List

Thank You for allowing me to explore a project/group I have never been into – but doesn’t mean I want to go back. At last I have explored all the big groups in the old MORP. πŸ˜‰

Thank You for making me realize not to trust a person’s words easily. (Kind words plus good looks are deceiving)

Thank You for putting me back (after so many ‘please’es hehe) to be part of the team that I have grown to love.

Thank You for helping me survive my first mini team (at). Thanks for giving me my first ‘kids’. They are so bright.

Thank You for blessing me with people who believe in me even if most of the time I doubt my own strengths.

For sending me difficult people – my patience was tested. Thank You..

Thank You for sending me a big kuya that even if You did not bless me with an older brother You still make me feel that I have one.

Thank You for blessing me with friends who don’t only remember me when they’re sad, but when they’re happy, too.

Thank You for blessing me with a family that’s been patient with me for the past 28 years. Thank You for giving this specific bunch of people. I wouldn’t know who I’d be if I weren’t one of them.

And last, but not the least, thank You so much for the new experiences, the fun activities You made me experience that made me want to aim to live my life more and to its fullest….

Yours alone,
Jocelle

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Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

As I look back to find pictures that describe my 2012, I learned that during this past year, I had experienced a few ‘firsts’. 2012 also had made me cross-out 2 of the bullets in my Bucket List, which includes attending a Hot Air balloon festival, and wearing a dress. πŸ™‚

Here we go….

In February, I and my friends (from the office) went to the 17th Hot Air Balloon Feast in Subic Freeport. This was my first time to attend such event.

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In August, I had my 3rd tattoo and at the same time it was my 1st Friendship tattoo (matching) with my tat buddy, Lanie. πŸ™‚

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The tattoo is a G-clef formed by joining an 8th note and an f-clev note.

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Columbia Sports had their 1st Eco Trail Run in Mt. Pinatubo. I and my friends got to run it, too! It was also my first Eco Trail Run experience and although I have been doing fun runs for two years, it was my first time ever to receive a Finisher Medal.

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Because of this finisher medal, I became more excited on future runs. When I and my friends learned about the United Colors of ’88 Run, we instantly registered ourselves. And here I got my 2nd Finisher Medal! πŸ™‚

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In November, I went to Dumaguete, Negros Oriental with the same group I ran with. We went there to watch dolphins in the wild but unfortunately, after 2 hours waiting from the Bais Bay to the TaΓ±on Strait (habitat of several dolphins and whales), no dolphins appeared *sad*. Since we failed dolphin watching, we then went to the second best thing we could do while in Dumaguete — Snorkeling! Also, my first! πŸ™‚

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We had no underwater camera so all the beautiful creatures that we saw in the paradise of Apo Island like the Pawikans (sea turtles), colorful fishes, are all saved in our memories. πŸ™‚
(Above picture was from my friend’s photo album)

Lastly, my 2012 year-ender would be the first time I attended a wedding as a guest and not a flower girl (the last time I attended such event was when I was 7 and was a flower girl to my auntie’s wedding). It was a friend’s wedding and almost all of us in our peer group (we call ‘BERKS’) were there.

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(Picture taken from Cleigh (girl in yellow)’s photo album πŸ˜‰ )

That’s all it! My happy, fun 2012. πŸ™‚
And I can say I have lived all 2012 moments. πŸ™‚