I view 2011 as a not so great year for me. Just a few minutes ago, I declared it as not-so-great on FB. There. These days everything can be declared, as a Twitter tweet or Facebook status message.
But after posting it, I realized that I still have so many things to be thankful for. Yes, 2011 is the year we lost Nanay. But there are good things that happened in that year, too. It hit me that I shouldn’t let all the bad things overshadow the good. In other words, I should view 2011 as a glass half full.
And so I am thankful.
For the gift of travel with my bestest friends.
For the glorious, glorious food we get to eat.
The random nice things we get to experience.
For unexpected free accommodations, such as this.
For Maru’s first musical theater experience, “Seussical”.
For Guns and Roses, where I had my first stint as a TV writer
The Guns and Roses team.
For new projects.
Blurred family photos
And never-ending eating sprees
For Maru’s first plane ride
Conquering fear of enclosed spaces
For P45 beef stew chao long that is just so addicting
Witnessing happy unions
And I thank the French for coming up with French Macaroons
High school again
Most importantly, a healthy, happy family
Now I’m looking forward to what 2012 will be.
Because despite everything, 2011 had still been kind to me.
Happy New Year!