17 January 2011

Grateful for Kind Thoughts.



One of the reasons why I always include emails, letters, good thoughts in my gratitude list is because I appreciate very much any words of kindness that people send my way. You see, it is so easy to say something negative about someone. So when people are being kind, I am thankful.

All of us, I guess, have been victims of backbiting and rudeness. I know how it feels to be recipient of such unkindness. This is why, kind words mean a lot to me. It has been a deliberate choice on my part to form close friendships only with the kindest, gentlest people. I find it vexation to the spirit to be with people who have nothing but unkind words towards others.

My friend E wrote me last week, in part, she said:
'thanks, most of all, for taking a brighter and kinder view of me, first and foremost, before making any judgement. and thanks for speaking your mind, and just shining through for me...'

M sent me a message last Christmas that among her friends, I am 'the bestest one of all.'

Amanda left this as a reply to my FB status:
'You are the goddess of goodness.'

I'm not, but having someone say that still warms the heart.

My sister Dionne has been very supportive, she agreed to do the shoot even when she was sick. I texted her to thank her for what she did for me. She replied:
'Don't mention it, Ate. I know you would do it for me with no hesitation as well.'

And oh, I love the pictures she took of me! She's good at finding the right angle so I would look a bit small. Haha.

And then there's CBB who told me many times (I could no longer count):
'You have the softest heart.'

I have received so many emails, letters, messages and just random kindness from family, friends, and strangers.

I am very grateful.


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Mommy Blogs January 18, 2011 at 6:29 AM  

Pretty!!! Yes, you are one of the kindest souls I know. And you deserve all the kindness back and more!

D did a great job! =)

Liza January 18, 2011 at 3:53 PM  

This is a very pretty photo of you! And I love all the photos that your sister took! She really did a wonderful job!

You deserve all the kindness in the world for being the good person that you are!

Patricia January 19, 2011 at 10:16 AM  

ai, you have lost so much weight! i love all the photos because they show a side of you not many people get to see -- although mainly because you don't post so many pictures of yourself in the first place! =) you look fab, more than ever. and yes, you are one of the kindest souls i know.

julai January 20, 2011 at 5:40 AM  

I agree with your friend Amanda Ate Ai. You are indeed the goddess of goodness and I am so thankful to have known you coz you always inspire me to be a better person. Keep it up Ate. muahh

Aileen Siroy February 15, 2011 at 4:47 PM  

Mommy Blogs said...
Pretty!!! Yes, you are one of the kindest souls I know. And you deserve all the kindness back and more!

D did a great job! =)

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Thank you, T! So kind of you to say that.

Aileen Siroy February 15, 2011 at 4:49 PM  

Liza said...
This is a very pretty photo of you! And I love all the photos that your sister took! She really did a wonderful job!

You deserve all the kindness in the world for being the good person that you are!

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Thank you, Liz! :)

D is very talented and I know that she'll do so many good things in the world. :)

Aileen Siroy February 15, 2011 at 4:51 PM  

Patricia said...
ai, you have lost so much weight! i love all the photos because they show a side of you not many people get to see -- although mainly because you don't post so many pictures of yourself in the first place! =) you look fab, more than ever. and yes, you are one of the kindest souls i know.

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It means a lot, coming from you, Pat! Not only because I trust your aesthetic sense but because you are one of the most honest people on the planet. Thank you! :)

Aileen Siroy February 15, 2011 at 4:52 PM  

julai said...
I agree with your friend Amanda Ate Ai. You are indeed the goddess of goodness and I am so thankful to have known you coz you always inspire me to be a better person. Keep it up Ate. muahh

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Thank you, Jul! Everytime you tell me I inspire you, the more I feel inspired. :D

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