Monday, January 02, 2012

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

And just like that 2011 had ended.  It's the start of another great new year!

But before I bid 2011 goodbye, I want to look back and give thanks to all the wonderful things I've received in the past year.

2010 was a very challenging year to me and I felt that things will get only worse with 2011. I was in much physical, emotional and spiritual pain back then.

The greatest blessing for 2011 was to be given the grace of discovering a wonderful Catholic community in the Light of Jesus.  Our Feast Builder Brother Eng Si was instrumental in my spiritual healing.  The mass, preaching and worship session did wonders to my spiritual health.  I feel God's love so much.  I am happy that I was able to bring my brother to the Feast and experience the same joy I feel every time I go there. Attending the Feast also made him grow in his faith.

I am blessed with so much online work, not really with paid posts but more on data entry and posting of articles in wordpress from various contractors.  I was able to secure four contracts from Odesk during the second half of the year. It was a productive online work for me this year.

Last year I also started going organic with regards to the beauty products that I use.  It was a good change to use only products that are of natural ingredients.  It is my wish that this year I can go organic too with the food that I eat.

There were no long trips for me and my siblings but still we were able to visit The La Mesa Ecopark, Paco Park, The National Museum, Fort Santiago, San Agustin Museum and The Manila Ocean Park

La Mesa Ecopark

Paco Park

The National Museum

Fort Santiago

San Agustin Museum

Manila Ocean Park

Another thing that I am grateful for last year was that I was able to reconnect with two of my closest friends in high school and before the year end I was able to bond with my Tita, Tito and my cousin in Pampanga.

There were also some sweet surprises for me towards the end of the year - like winning in an ice cream contest and winning an electric fan in a raffle.

the two 1.5 L of free ice cream from Selecta

But it wasn't all good in 2011.  There were many challenges too last year, but I believe those trials were essential for me to grow as a person.

I pray that this new year will bring more abundance, joy and love for me and my loved ones.  I hope that my faith will continue to grow.  I hope that my relationships will continue to be blessed and that I'll be showered with more online projects this year.

I hope that all of us will have a good year and allow ourselves to be guided by God every step of the way.  Happy New Year everyone! God bless us all!


EastCoastLife said...

Hi Joy, Happy New Year!

Did you win a year's supply of ice-cream!? That would be awesome. :)

spiky said...

never been to national museum...i would pay visit one day.

spiky said...


Joy said...

@eastcoastlife, i wish it was a year supply. but it's just a one time winning of two tubs of ice cream. hehehe.

happy new year too!

@spiky - you should visit it someday. visit it on a Sunday because there's no entrance fee every Sunday.


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