What are you thankful for....for the year 2009?

@sublime03 (1809)
Philippines
December 21, 2009 7:40am CST
My mom had started this yearly thing where every christmas eve we put out our list of what we are thankful, for the year. We tend to forget to thank God for a year full of wonderful memories, bad moments or something remarkable that happened to each one of us. I had a roller coaster ride for this year but despite all that, I still thank God for being there. For keeping me safe as well as my husband and son. There is so much that I want to thank the Lord for but there is no word that I could find to every repay to Him his kindness and mercy. How about you, what are the things that you are thankful for despite tragedies or moments that you did not like or even if there we're instances that made you feel so down. Do you believe that 2010 will be a better year, a more prosperous year for us?
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@DOLLYBABY (2534)
• United States
21 Dec 09
right now for this year 2009 i thank god for bring my husband into my life and i really 2010 will be better for both of us.i am also thankful to god for spearing my life to live this long and come to far at the end of 2009.
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
Hi dollybaby! I am also thankful for each year that I am with my husband. Our lives are a living testimony of how grateful the Lord. Indeed 2010 will be a better year for all of us and again at the end of next year I bet we will be thankful for more things.Thank you for responding!
@DOLLYBABY (2534)
• United States
21 Dec 09
your welcome.
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
Hi, Sublime. I am not only thankful for the year 2009, but I am ALWAYS thankful for all the past years. In our daily night prayers, I thank Him for being always there for everything. He was there to let that tragic incident to happen because He had His reasons. He had always been here for us during the tough times that my three children and I went through. He was always there during the most painful and the saddest times of our life. I know He will always be with us as long as we live. We do not and will never forget to always thank Him in our prayers. He has given me strength, safety, inner peace, serenity, hope and a new life. All these, I am always grateful to HIM.
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
Hi moneymakingtoday. You have a great sense of what you are thankful for. Kudos to you for trusting in Him that despite incidents you are still thankful for the other things that are happening to you and your family. Continue to be thankful to Him and you don't know, 2010 may be a better year for you with love and joy together with it. Thank you for responding!
@clarkbody (141)
• United States
21 Dec 09
I am thankful for life in general. I am thankful for a happy, healthy family and friends that love me. I am also thankful that I have everything I need in this current economy even if I may not have everything I want.
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
Hi clarkbody! Yes, due to the current economy we should still be thankful for what we have. Thanks for responding!
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
Nice put, Clarkbody. That's a good outlook in life. I think I need to adopt such kind of positive attitude.
@34momma (13891)
• United States
22 Dec 09
this year as every year i am so grateful for my wonderful children! they are the three most amazing people i have ever met in the history of the world. i am grateful for my new wonderful niece Emma. she is a joy to have. i am grateful that at the end of the year i still have a job that i love. i am grateful that the truth has been reveled about certain people. so grateful to this year and looking forward to more wonderful things to be grateful for next year
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
Hi 34momma! I too feel the same way with my son, that he definitely is an amazing person. Good to know you had a wonderful 2009 and hope you have a lot of wonderful things to look forward to this coming 2010. Thank you for responding!
@sachii315 (489)
• Japan
22 Dec 09
Hi sublime03! I had many things to thank God about this year. This year is a very good year for me. Though there are tough times, I had been able to face life's challenges. I thank God for keeping me and my family safe and healthy, for all the blessings I have receive and for the life He had gave me. I hope next year will be a prosperous one too. I wish for all people to be happy and to live in peace. Happy mylotting and happy holidays!
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
Happy holidays to you to sachii315! May God shower you with more blessings this coming 2010.
@cream97 (29164)
• United States
22 Dec 09
Hi, sublime03. I think that next year will be a better year. I am starting now on making next year a much better year for me. I know that it will be more promising than 2009 was. I thank God everyday for being alive. This goes for my family too. I thank God for protecting me in this bad storm that I had to encounter as this year came about. I am thankful that my family is safe and so and I. I am very thankful for any and all the blessings that God has granted for me. I will continue to be thankful even if my world is looking gray.
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
hi cream97! That's a good way of saying how God has been there for you all throughout the year. May He bless you and hope you have a better year for 2010. Thank you for responding!
@rakesh284 (1472)
• India
22 Dec 09
Well I don't think anything good about 2009 because it was recession and everyone was in troubles. Only thing good for me was taking admissions in MCA and getting few new friends. I don't think anything good happened with me in this year, trying to make it memorable by being employed again in 2009, though very few days left. Still trying to find good job, some partner but I know everything has time and I think my time will come soon. I want to share this too, I was unemployed for the whole year of 2009, I left my first job in Dec 2008, thought that I would get good job later. Other thing that I have never being loved by someone, it makes me feel little lonely these days. Don't know what will happen in future! Let's hope for the BEST!
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
Sorry to hear about your situation rakesh284. Believe that better things will come your way this 2010. I had a lot of ups and downs, but I still have my hopes up for a better year. Think positive is what I want to tell you and never put yourself down just because a lot of negative things happened for this 2009. Thank you for responding and hope you have a great year next year.
@ankush19 (156)
• India
22 Dec 09
hi.. i'm thankful to 2009 for many things.for giving me the love of my life,for getting my admission in a good university,for being able 2 fulfill many of my fantasies that i have in life.OVERALL 2009 was a rocking year for me and i'l never forget these days of my life ever...
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
Hi ankush19! Wow it sounds that you had a fun year for 2009. Hope 2010 will be more fun for you while you rock your way thru school. Thank you for responding!
@becdmd (705)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
Nice topic...It's a good way to thank the Lord during Christmas...I am thankful for this year because God answered my prayers not only to have a spiritual family but to be more involved with them and have joined bible studies and ministry..that I've experience the growth process in my spiritual life and I know God is already at work in my life and the lives of my family...My sister came to know Jesus more this year, I started to have my own clinic, I've a lot of lessons that I've learned...I've lost my cellphone, I've been paying debts, I've quit a job (AWOL), got stressed from work, betrayed by a friend and a lot more that I could no longer remember...but thank God I've been set free and the old has gone because the new has come (Jesus who lives in me). I believe that this year 2010, God has greater things in store for us...we just have to believe and speak words of faith! have a Joyful Christmas!
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
Hi becdmd! From your response, I definitely believe you will have a better year this coming 2010. Everything starts with a deep relationship with God. Once you have that going, everything will fall in its place. Life maybe difficult but trusting in His word will definitely get you to far more greater places in life. Thank you for responding and you too have a merry Christmas!
• India
22 Dec 09
I am thankful this year that I have joined a new job for a better career and I am thankful for all the new things that I have bought to my house for a better and comfortable living. :P
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
I wish I could say that. That I was able to buy my own house, wishful thinking. But congratulations to you that you we're able to get a house for yourself. It's not that easy to accomplish that so kudos to you. Indeed that is something to be thankful for and also for your new job. A new job is something I am also thankful for. Anyways, thank you vinkumar751 for responding!
@feltkun (23)
• Indonesia
22 Dec 09
i am thankful that i am still alive. thats one. im also thankful that i learn many things this year in my life and in my studies. im renewing my relationship with God this year. and i am very happy about it
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
Hi feltkun! Another great year to look forward to and renewing your relationship with God would be the greatest. Having a deeper relationship with God would be super. Hope you enjoy the year to come and thank you for responding!
@jilshi (271)
• Malaysia
22 Dec 09
Well, this year 2009 will be recovering year of my health. For your information, i had been diagnosis for lymphoma cancer during May 2008 and remission on September 2008. I am glad that i return to God because i am lazy to attend church for years. Everyone, including my family, friend, relatives, unknown person, church friends pray so hard for me. Thank God for saving my life. I hope that i will be fine in following years. I went back to work after rest for nine months and wearing wig at first 2 months when go to work. I plan to go vacation at least once a year and now i'm saving some money first. In addition, i am happy to see my hair growing from bold to shoulder length. The hair is thin but at least the hair grows back. I pray that next year will be better year for me and of course everyone.
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
Wow jilshi! I am happy for you that you are in the process of recovering and seeing a brighter future. I wish you well in the coming 2010 and hoping that you get to save and enjoy your life to the fullest. Keep it up and happy myLotting!
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
I am thankful that I am still alive. We experienced worst Typhoons in our country and the worst of all worst of all, is Typhoon Ondoy which floods Metro Manila. I am thankful that I did not lost my loved ones even my friends and pets were safe. I am thankful that I still have my job, we still have source of money to buy foods and the things we needed. I thank God my family is there for me, my parents are healthy. I am thankful that even there is an economic crisis we are still surviving. I wish 2010 to be one of the lucky year that we anticipate that we should all stand up for the fall that happens to us in the year 2009.
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
The typhoons have indeed put a mark on a lot of people who got affected and I too am very thankful that I was not in the vicinity of the flooded areas. I just realized there are so many things to be thankful for and majority of it, we are thankful that we are still breathing. Thank you for responding grecychunny26!
• China
22 Dec 09
the only thing i can thank that's i'm still alive.and with the willing to earn more money the next year so i can enjoy more also. this year not earned enough moeny to support dailylife and have no saving at all. but we've learned more about the online business and wish can live with it the next year .
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
Better things will come your way celebratelifeh! Indeed looking at 2010 in a positive way is the way to go. Thank you for responding and hope you get to start your year earning more to save up.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I am thankful/grateful for yet another year of sobriety. The future is not for me to predict or expect things out of. I live each day for that day only & don't worry about the next day. HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
Hi webeishere! You are correct. We are not here to predict what will happen but hope for the best that better things will come and indeed to live each day enjoying every second of it. Thank you for responding!
@Wizzywig (7858)
22 Dec 09
I am always grateful that I have two wonderful sons and that I still have my mum, who has just celebrated her 79th birthday. In particular, for 2009, I am grateful that the fall she had did not have more serious consequences and that the MRI scan I had 6months ago was clear... I am hoping that the results of checks I've had more recently will also come back ok. I dont expect the year to be more prosperous for me but, I'll be happy enough if we're all still here and able to be grateful at the end of 2010. Best wishes to you for a better year.
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
Wow that is something to be thankful for. I hope everything goes well in the coming 2010. Thank you for responding Wizzywig!
@hoodwinks (158)
• United States
21 Dec 09
I have to say I am thankful for having my life and having a good health. I don't believe in GOD and I am not going to go into it hear. I am happy that I have my freedom to do as I wish and not being told what I have to do. I have happy to have a great wife who takes good care of us on a daily basis, also that she has good health. also thankful for having my three loving kids and to see them smiling and very happy to be alive. also for their good health. so I am very grateful for having this beautiful family that I enjoy!
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
we all have our own opinions but looks like you had a good year for this 2009. Thank you for responding hoodwinks!
@Porcospino (27549)
• Denmark
21 Dec 09
I am thankful for a lot of things. I got married in 2009, and I am thankful that I have met my husband. I love him very much and we are very happy together. I thankful that we had a great party and I thankful that I was able to celebrate the day with my family and my best friends. I am thankful that we got the chance to visit Latvia and Lithuania. We had a really great time and I will always remember the time we spent in those countries. I am thankful for the good things that happened this year, but I am also thankful for the bad things because I learned something from those situations. I am thankful that my family is healthy, and I am thankful that my husband got through the accident without any physical injuries. I am also thankful for my friends and for the interesting people that I have met this year.
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
Hi Porcospino. Wow, I can see you had an interesting year this year. Thank you for responding. This is only the beginning and for sure 2010 will be a year full of the Lord's goodness and definitely it will be another year of being thankful for the wonderful things he will be blessing us.
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
21 Dec 09
2009 was a rough year for me, but like you I thank God for being with me every step of the way. I'm thankful for my family, friends, home and job. And I am especially thankful to be here for another Christmas and new year.
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
Hi caver1! Definitely a good way of looking at things when you look at it positively. Thanking God for every little thing that has happened is something we should all be doing. Thank you for responding!
@xannebull (1800)
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
I am just so thankful for this year 2009 because all of my family member are in good health, i just wish this 2010 that my brother will have a good job for his own family too.
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
Hey xannebull, 2010 will definitely be a better year. Continue to be thankful for every little thing and i'm pretty sure God will give your brother a job. Thank you for responding!