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Welcoming 2015 With An Attitude of Gratitude

HAPPY NEW YEAR! How was your celebration last night? I hope you had a blast! 🙂 Anyway. I am so thrilled to welcome 2015 with a post about my word of the year. Last year, I chose to focus on hope. I needed that most after experiencing the most difficult of times in 2013. I have to tell you, it’s amazing how obstacles are easier to overcome when we hope!

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If 2013 was a tough year for us, 2014 sure was a good year for our family because we hoped…for a better year, a better life. And I am so grateful that God blessed us with what we prayed for; hoped for. As in, we were showered with lots blessings! Daddy A’s career is going well–having been awarded three medals for his outstanding leadership; my project management business is on a roll; and we’ve made good friends and reconnected with old ones. There were a couple of down times and goodbyes, but those taught us to cherish and be even more grateful for who and what we have in our lives. It was, indeed, an abundant and meaningful year. So for 2015, my word is Gratitude.

“Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His loving kindness is everlasting.” (Psalms 106:1)

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This year, I promise to have an attitude of gratitude. I will remember to be always grateful–both for the grand and the simple blessings we receive. In fact, I will also be grateful for the hurdles because these, I believe, are blessings in disguise. They are the type that pushes us to have an even bigger faith that things will be okay as long as we hold on to God’s guiding hands.

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There will be good times and bad times this 2015. But with an attitude of gratitude, I’m sure I can overcome anything that comes my way. How about you? What’s your word for 2015?

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14 Comments

  • Reply sonia

    How to apply for this home base job

    September 29, 2016 at 6:05 PM
  • Reply Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    I still don’t have a focus word this 2015. I think Gratitude is a great word to focus on this year. Happy New Year, Kim and more blessings this 2015!

    January 7, 2015 at 4:57 AM
  • Reply Ayi

    My word for 2015 is positivity. I had some personal issues last year which I want to address and eventually get rid of this year. By being positive, I hope to overcome my personal issues 🙂

    January 5, 2015 at 11:51 PM
  • Reply Mamanee San Luis

    Mine is definitely Optimism, although I have been using this as my focus word for years. It’s the best word that keeps afloat midst all our struggles as a family. I praise you since you are a wonderful mother and wife, I am sure that your 2015 will be a blast dear.

    January 5, 2015 at 5:35 PM
    • Reply Kimberley Reyes

      Thanks for the kind words, Marie! I needed to hear those words especially now that I’m being attacked as a mom. Although I know what the other person is saying is not true, it still sort of affects me that she’s telling other people that I’m a bad mom. So- thank you!

      January 6, 2015 at 9:01 AM
  • Reply Jhanis

    Mine would be Balance I think? Or Consistency? LOL I cannot decide between the two. But I want to be reclaim weekends for my family and not blog and lay low from social media for 2 days.

    January 5, 2015 at 4:42 PM
    • Reply Kimberley Reyes

      I so need to reclaim weekends for my family, too! I’ve declared weekends a no-work, no-blog day. Sana masunod! 😀

      January 6, 2015 at 9:02 AM
  • Reply mamaspeaks

    My word for the year is growth – personal and spiritual.

    January 5, 2015 at 3:00 PM
  • Reply Jho Anna

    Haven’t thought of a word I’d like for this year. I like your word gratitude, it makes all things easier to handle.

    January 5, 2015 at 11:19 AM
  • Reply Michelle Solee (@michisolee)

    It is true that we need to be thankful for the little things so we can have contentment in life and see how blessed we are.

    January 5, 2015 at 6:54 AM
  • Reply Nhessie Agustin

    Oh yeah! There’s alot to be thankful for in life sis! The more you count what you have and be thankful for it…then it’s always gonna be enough! 🙂

    January 5, 2015 at 1:56 AM
  • Reply Peachy

    My word for the year is ‘Execute’. I need to do do do this year 🙂

    January 5, 2015 at 1:15 AM
  • Reply Josephine

    Understanding. I really want to be more understanding, to be more open-minded this 2015. 🙂

    January 5, 2015 at 1:07 AM
  • Reply Sol Razo

    I think focus is the word for me this 2015.

    January 4, 2015 at 11:21 PM
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