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Christmas Gratitude

Merry Christmas loves, I hope we are all having a good one. So today I came across Dawn’s blog in which she put it out to us fellow bloggers to make a list of 50 things that made us happy/ we are grateful for in 2015. You can read more about the instructions here if you’re interested too. Anyways, in the 10 minute time frame I set, I was able to write just 46 things boo hoo, but that’s still commendable right? (Speed typists hold your peace!). Well so, in no particular order, here are my Happy Things for the year 2015!

  1. I’m grateful for life, and life in good health too.
  2. I’m grateful for my family who has always been my backbone in everything, the whole world may reject me but my family will always stand by me.
  3. I’m thankful for the people I can call my best friends, they know all my flaws but still love me.
  4. I’m also grateful for the other ‘not-so-close’ friends who I can always have a laugh with once in a while.
  5. I’m grateful for good food!
  6. I’m always happy when I get to eat cake (especially chocolate!)
  7. I’m grateful for WordPress Blogging University which has unleashed the budding writer in me and also allowed me to connect with various other wonderful bloggers from all over the world
  8. I’m grateful for peace within me and in Nigeria.
  9. I’m grateful for the fact that I can show love and I’m not deprived of love myself.
  10. I’m grateful for faith – the fact that I believe in something, in the truth that God sent his son, Jesus, to die for our sins so we may be saved.
  11. I’m grateful to you guys who read and comment on my blog, you really encourage me and make my writing worthwhile.
  12. I’m grateful to other budding poets and writers like me, whose works have helped me through difficult times.
  13. I’m grateful for really good, uplifting music .
  14. I’m grateful for a good laptop.
  15. I’m grateful for a good phone too.
  16. I’m grateful for emojis which have always helped me when I can’t find the right words to text back.
  17. I’m grateful for God’s grace.
  18. I’m grateful for the fact that I go to a good school.
  19. I’m grateful for good grades also.
  20. I’m grateful for the fact that I was able to get over heartbreak.
  21. I’m grateful for my black flats which are always my saving grace when I just can’t pick what shoes to wear.
  22. Funny Instagram videos make me happy when I’m down and I’m grateful for that.
  23. Words of encouragement from Aunties and Uncles have helped me through difficult times.
  24. I’m grateful for discouraging words that have helped me know who my real friends are.
  25. I’m grateful for the WordPress community, you all are so loving and supportive.
  26. Twitter fights have given me a good laugh once in a while.
  27. I’m happy when I watch Dj Khaled’s motivational snaps, Bless Up!
  28. I’m thankful for Amina’s thoughts, and the fact that she’s using her blog as a medium of sharing the word of God to people.
  29. I’m grateful for my sister from another mother, Agbara.
  30. I’m grateful for birthdays, and more cake!
  31. I’m happy that I’m growing taller haha.
  32. I’m grateful for everything chocolate.
  33. I’m grateful for Yummly’s excellent mouth-watering dessert recipes.
  34. I’m so thankful for my friends at church, such nice people.
  35. I’m happy that I’m learning the piano a little bit more.
  36. I’m happy when I cuddle my teddy bear, Davoy.
  37. I’m grateful for my literature teacher, Mr Abraham, who always encourages us to argue with him.
  38. I’m grateful for my favourite black and white striped skirt.
  39. I’m grateful for family picnics at church, more food!
  40. I’m happy at the fact that people love my poems.
  41. I’m grateful for funny Snapchat stories.
  42. Motivational blog posts keep me going and I’m grateful for them.
  43. I’m grateful for this one time one of my tweets got over 300 retweets.
  44. I’m happy at the fact that I have someone to always vent with, Ayooluwa.
  45. I’m thankful for my graduation from High School.
  46. And last but not least, I’m thankful for the new friends I’ve made in these few months at College.
That was a long list innit? You can do yours too by following the instruction in the link I provided above and I guarantee you’ll feel a lot happier afterwards.
I hope the blessings, joy and abundance of this season will be ours.

Merry Merry Christmas!!!

Chocolate cake kisses,
Aanu

 

‘Tis The Season

Hi there! I’m back again haha. I’m really sorry for this ‘on again-off again’ thing I’ve been doing, you know school and all, but I’m glad to be done for this term and it’s almost Christmas (yay!). I’m not really a fan of the holidays (I know, weird), I just don’t really feel any vibe when Christmas is here, coupled with the fact that I don’t really do anything special for the holidays, just stay home and watch TV.

I’m not saying that the idea of Christmas is vacuous or anything, in fact it’s the total opposite of that as it signifies the birth of Jesus Christ, the one who God sent to die for the world. So why don’t I feel the vibe? It’s because Christmas has lost its meaning over the years. I tend to forget that Christmas is about the birth of Jesus and focus on all the partying and food (btw I don’t eat that much and I get bored at parties haha). So with that on my mind, I tend to almost dread the coming of Christmas, but with time I’ve come to realise that Christmas is not just about the eating and drinking…

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Christ was born in this season;
Heaven sent, this is the lesson,
Remember this, take time to reason;
In Bethlehem, born to die,
Sent by God, bringing redemption from the lie.
Think about this in your heart, because in the
Midst of all the merriment and party,
All this is about Jesus,
Sent down for a great cause.

So with that in mind, Give, Love, Rejoice!

Merry Christmas in advance!!!

 

Photo Credit: Free Images/Julia Freeman-Woolpert

 

Gingerbread cookie kisses,
Aanu