Thirty Two Reasons

The big three two.

It’s really not one of those big ones, but to me it’s a different one. Thanks to the quarantine, I have had a lot more time to think of things I might’ve taken for granted, or been too busy to appreciate. Like I said in my last post, it is so easy to get carried away in the everyday business and get lost in the chaos. 

In honor of my birthday, I thought it would be fun to write about 32 things that I am grateful for. 

So here we go:

God’s Grace, Love, Mercy and Forgiveness

A Life Without Jesus

My Trials and Tribulations

My Strength

Ability To See The Good Even in the Bad

*sigh* What would I do without Him? Remembering my “BC” (before Christ) life, sometimes brings me to tears. Sometimes happy tears and sometimes some very sad ones. Oftentimes, I think back and think “wow I survived” or “I did that”. I even have those breathtaking moments that I feel deep in my chest and think to myself “I can’t believe I went through that”. But it’s those very moments that just remind me how beautiful God’s grace, mercy and forgiveness is. That even when I felt I did not deserve it, he still showed up for me. He gave me the ability to see the good in every circumstance, even the heart breaking ones. And the strength to push through even when I didn’t think I have it in me. These are the reasons why I learned that life without Jesus is no life at all and for that I am eternally grateful.

My Dad and his health.

The past year and a half has not been the easiest for my family, as my dad’s health took a turn for the worst. Lots of sleepless nights filled with tears and worry. Today I am truly grateful that I was able to see him for at least 30 minutes and got to hug him and appreciate that he is still here with me to share another birthday. 

Family and Friends.

Because without them, who are we anyways?

My Safeguards

My support system, my back bone. There’s not much more I can say but I’d be here all day. Just know that I can’t do life without them.

My Beliefs

Knowing that God’s got me no matter what. And knowing that the positivity I put out in this universe will come back to me. 

My Job and My Boss

I know during these times, many are left without work. Even though I go into work everyday with fear because of this virus, I am so overly thankful that I can still go in. And to my boss, who is more than just that; oh what a beautiful soul. 

My Sense of Humor

Because I find everything funny… literally!

Pizza 

Because Pizza is life, duh! 

My Therapist

Honestly, I think everyone should have a therapist, it’s just good for the soul.

My Health. My Education. Gym. 

Makeup. Technology. 

Nature. Traveling. Music.

Memories. Sleep. 

Love. My Happiness. 

and Platform to Inspire Others!

There are so much more I am grateful for, I literally can go on and on.

 

So today I ask you: What are some things that you are grateful for and why? 

Sincerely,

Mila ♥♥

A Quarantined Birthday

Hi my friends! (writing that made me think of Carole Baskin – and if you don’t know the reference please go watch Tiger King on Netflix when you’re done reading lol) 

Anyways….. I AM BACK!!!! And it’s MY BIRTHDAY, I couldn’t think of a better day to come back to blogging then today! This birthday is a different one….. QUARANTINED? Never in my 32 years (yes I said 32! Still can’t believe I’m this old) did I imagine something like this. Where our new normals consist of wearing masks anywhere but our homes, not being able to see our friends and loved ones as we would like and living in fear. Although these times are so uncertain and devastating we have to make the best out of it. 

I am not going to lie, I fell into the “quarantine 15“. The beginning days were more of “buy and eat everything you see” and let me tell you, it’s not looking good for me lol. I think after today, I’m going to get back on my keto journey and try to not cave into the quarantine goodies, who’s with me? 

If I had it my way, I’d be on a beautiful international beach with 6 pack abs, a nice beverage and accompanied with close friends. But God had other plans and I am home relaxed on my recliner, watching my gate swing open and close as the wind blows by with no sunlight in sight; completely opposite of what I had envisioned today to be. 

To be honest, this is probably what I needed, sit and be present, and I think many of us needed this too. It is so important to be able to be present in the now. Life gets so busy that it is easy to get lost in the chaos. This is the time to call those old friends and catch up, declutter your closet and read those books that have been collecting dust on the bookshelf. Or pick up new hobbies like meditating, at home yoga or cooking. This is the “me time” that I always encourage my friends to give to themselves, because honestly we deserve it. Granted, this “me time” seems somewhat never ending, but there is good in everything, we just need to find it. Don’t marinate in the worry or the stress of this pandemic, but enjoy the time we get to spend home relaxing and working on ourselves. 

As for me and my birthday, this will definitely be one to remember. Not only because it is a quarantined birthday, but because I was reminded of the amazing people I call friends, who have been so creative in making me feel special on this day since celebrating in person is not an option. 

So today I ask you: Stay safe, stay positive and stay home!

Sincerely,

Mila ♥♥