And the word that comes to my mind is:
-having or displaying a passionate intensity.
Synonyms: intense, vehement, profound, deep-seated, animated, spirited.
I hope you are excited? Because I am.
Tengo algo buenos para ti.
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Today is the first day of the new month and I’m starting a Blog Challenge which I’ve tagged: 26 BLESSINGS & COUNTING!
Everyday from today, I’ll be writing on something specific I’m thankful about and I hope to be as intense as possible about it, cos that’s what this February is about.
Have you ever tried to count your blessings?
In a day? a week? a month? a year?
How far did you get?
Did you feel overwhelmed at some point?
That’s what this challenge is about, counting my blessings one by one.
I looked over my life at some point this past year and I was just amazed at God’s goodness towards me.
To be honest, his blessings over my life are too numerous to count, but I will highlight the ones that became really obvious to me.
My 26th birthday was last December (yes, I’m that young…😉) and it’s one of the few birthdays I didn’t mark in almost 10 years (simply put, there was no cake, no new hairdo, no pretty dress, no photoshoot..in short no paparazzi 🙄).
Well, here’s my idea of a FUN birthday:
-a morning full of surprise gifts and lots of calls and messages (because I like to feel very special, who doesn’t?😆),
-an afternoon of body massage at a spa easing off all the tension of yesteryears,
-an evening in the film house eating ice cream and popcorn.
Anyway my last birthday was partly spent in traffic as I shuttled from one area of Ibadan to the other, trying to get a sim/data on my phone and sort out my ATM card & BVN palaver.
Still the day was made, because that evening, Momma took me to KFC where I got a pack of fries and chicken (just in case you’re wondering SVG’s KFC tastes better👏👏👏), then my sister gave me this lovely gift bag:
And later that night I got a “surprise call” from the awesome coach E (courtesy of a friend).
Of course, I had the usual birthday calls/messages from many sweet folks both home and abroad.
My birthday was significant because of factors like completing med school (which wasn’t beans at all)
and reuniting with my family.
I’m grateful about all of last year, the highs and lows…it was exceptional, more than words really. On my birthday, I was not only older, I was also stronger, wiser and healthier.
Last year was a year of hard decisions and tough choices, many lessons and actions, with so much growth and change.
God came through for me at every point where I thought I had lost it, and instead of a breakdown, I always got a breakthrough.
Few years back my dream was to be married around my 26th birthday with an almost step-by-step mental picture of how glamorous that day will be.
Well, that day has come and gone, and I’m still waiting 😉…I’m neither close to getting married nor even READY to get married…cos there’s still a lot to learn about this life. But no worries because when the time is right (and I’m ripe for marriage…😂) everything will fall into place because GOD is involved.
Some days to my birthday, this song was dropped into my spirit:
It became my instant prayer.
So today, I’m thankful for The Gift of Life.
A Grateful Life is a Joyful Life, a Joyful Life is a Beautiful Life.
Gen 2:7 says “God breathed into man’s nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul.” (Paraphrased).
There’s no doubt that without being alive, I won’t even be here testifying of God’s blessings in the first place.
Being a doctor has its perks but it’s sobering to see a patient fight for his/her life, and when it’s over, nothing can be done about it.
Sometime ago, I shared this post with my Facebook audience:
“Praise the LORD, my soul! All my being, praise his holy name! Praise the LORD, my soul, and do not forget how kind he is. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He keeps me from the grave and blesses me with love and mercy. He fills my life with good things, so that I stay young and strong like an eagle.”
Psalms 103:1-5 GNB
So what are you thankful for today? Pls share.
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