Wellness Wednesday 8: 10 Things I’m Grateful For

Just like there is no sick leave from motherhood, there is also no sick leave for a broken heart. Sigh.

I’ve been both and the first thing that got neglected? The blog of course, focusing on getting rid of this lingering cold, focusing on finding a new job, focusing on healing me while still being a fully functioning single mom? Yes, my hands are so full.

While I have reasons to be sad, to hate the world I deliberately choose this prompt for this week’s Wellness Wednesday because I know counting my blessings always leave me feeling much better.

10 Things I’m Grateful For

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  1. My boy who seems to be gaining more wisdom in weeks. No longer do I have to raise my voice to get him to do homework. But when my tired self got home yesterday and he claimed he has done his homework after school and asked if he could go outside and play with the neighbor’s kid? How can my mama heart not get swollen with love and pride?
  2. You will pass the test Mommy. Just give it your best.” My words were projected back to me by my 8 years old. I’m having some tests as part of my job hunting process and I am so grateful for this boy who keeps me going.
  3. For wet little kisses from my little niece who happily wobbled her way to me with big smile and eyes full of joy whenever she sees me. Love having her around!
  4. Single Moms Indonesia ladies. We shared tears, joys, happiness, we bound together during hard times and cheer each other for victories big or small. I just love them!
  5. Quiet times where I can sit with myself. Have internal dialogue with me. Examine how I feel. Acknowledge and allowing the pain I am going through. Giving me much tender care. In a way it’s almost like a gift to myself to be able to be alone and be absolutely okay. [Tweet “It’s almost like a gift to myself to be able to be alone and be absolutely okay”]
  6. Being HumanMy fellow Pisces friends. I don’t know what this is all about but for the past year or two I have been surrounded by Pisces friends which are so awesome! Soul sisters!
  7. Opportunities…I am still looking for the right job but some doors of opportunities are already opened for me and for that I am so grateful. Out of professionalism, I will not mention it here but some of my options seem very promising. So I pray and wish hard that it will lead me to a career that can provide a better life for me and my boy.
  8. Friends who reach out to me not because they want to know the details of my love life but because they care. Life has weeded out the not so good friendships for me on my behalf and I couldn’t be more contented to be able to recognize these people and move past them. Life also rewards me and revealed true real friends. Thank you, friends you know who you are!
  9. Words…I may not post as much on the blog but my words has help me through a lot of sadness, pain and help me grow. Writing is therapeutic.
  10. Wellness Wednesday! Doing this linky party with Rina has been amahzing! I get to know some really truly inspiring people, learned about nutrition, about health from them. It is the connection made that is truly precious. Thank you for joining us every week!

Will join us this week?


  1. Describe a day of your normal meals
  2. What tips for healthy eating would you give to someone interested in changing his or her diet?
  3. My top exercises for __________.
  4. 10 things to be thankful for this week
  5. Outdoor or indoor exercise? Why?


  1. A story of your dream vacation
  2. What are some unexpected benefits of a healthy lifestyle you discovered?
  3. Your favorite salad recipe
  4. Running: 5K, Half Marathon, Marathon? Share the experience.
  5. Move it! Share your favorite workout(s)

How to join us?

1. Pick one prompt that we will post every Wednesday, blog about it and link up with us. Be creative. Vlogs are more than welcomed!

2. Grab the Wellness Wednesday button on your post, and on your side bar to support us in spreading the words.

3. Share and mingle. Visit at least three links and leave a meaningful comment in each one of them. Rina and I will try to visit every link and share our support to everyone.

4. Comeback every Wednesday to join us!

5. Use the hashtag #WellnessWednesday #gowellnessday. 

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  1. February 25, 2015 / 7:32 pm

    This is a great idea for a linkup. Health and wellness is so important. It is great to motivate each other.

  2. February 25, 2015 / 8:50 pm

    What an awesome link up idea, I think I may have to join 🙂 So glad that you’ve found so much to be grateful for this week, it’s amazing how changing our perspective and focusing on our blessings can make all the difference in the world!

  3. February 25, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    You certainly do have a lot to be grateful about. I know when the world in general gets me down I try to think of the happy times I’ve also had until the negative thoughts flow away

  4. February 25, 2015 / 10:14 pm

    It’s very refreshing and fulfilling to acknowledge your blessings. Showing gratitude for them strengthens who you are. I love this post and the writing prompts associated.

  5. February 25, 2015 / 11:33 pm

    Great list & things you are grateful for. I really like the quote from S.C Lourie, thanks for sharing.

  6. February 26, 2015 / 1:58 am

    Oh chick… sending you big, big cuddles… we are in the same boat! Absolutely our little ones are something to be thankful for!
    Definitely prefer to exercise indoors… not braved running outside just yet, maybe when it’s warmer! 🙂

  7. February 26, 2015 / 4:03 am

    Those are such sweet things to be grateful for. I’m grateful for quiet times too. I can spend some time thinking and reflecting.

  8. February 26, 2015 / 5:00 am

    So many beautiful things to be thankful for.
    And I’m so sorry about the broken heart and the cold. Both are so hard to fight.
    My daughter is five and she’s been in this great stage lately where I don’t have to constantly nag her to get dressed, straighten up and help her brother. I really love it!

  9. February 26, 2015 / 10:17 am

    This is a beautiful post. Sometimes, it is wonderful to just reflect on what we have and to be grateful. Thank you for this reminder!

  10. February 26, 2015 / 11:19 am

    This was such a beautiful post. Glad you have so much to be thankful for 🙂

  11. February 26, 2015 / 10:22 pm

    You have such a beautiful list. It’s so easy to focus on the negative and forget all the positive, good things we have because I think we take them for granted too much and on a daily basis they aren’t as impactful as the bad things. Hope you’re feeling better soon and good luck with the job hunt!

  12. February 27, 2015 / 4:52 am

    You’ve got a great list here. I appreciate quiet time too. It helps me regroup and get my stuff together each day. 🙂

  13. February 27, 2015 / 8:12 am

    I love that you wrote out all the things you are grateful for. We could all spend a little more time being thankful for things in our lives.

  14. Lauren
    February 27, 2015 / 9:11 am

    This is a great list of things to be grateful for!! Thank you so much for sharing this with me today!

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